Duda asks Constitutional Court to rule on controversial law's articles referring to "Ukrainian nationalists"

11:00, 16 February 2018
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Polish President Andrzej Duda has requested that the Constitutional Court assess the constitutionality of articles of the recently amended law on the Institute of National Remembrance, mentioning the terms "Ukrainian nationalists" and "Eastern Malopolska."

"This law is imputed to being inconsistent with the Constitution," according to the appeal published on the website of Poland's Constitutional Court.

In particular, Articles 55a, 42.1, 31.3., 54.1 are named among those failing comply with the Constitution.

Read alsoUkrainians ahead of Duda among "drivers" of Poland’s economy - mediaIn addition, the law is inconsistent with the Constitution in the part of Article 1.1 regarding the term "Ukrainian nationalists" and Article 2a in the part concerning the terms "Ukrainian nationalists" and "Eastern Malopolska" in Articles 2 and 42.1 of the Constitution in connection with Article 31.3 of the Constitution."

As UNIAN reported earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda on February 6 signed a highly controversial bill that will ban most Holocaust-related allegations against Poles as well as descriptions of Nazi death camps as Polish — raising tensions with the United States and Israel – the countries that have criticized the move.

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