Bill on lifting parliamentary immunity submitted to Zelensky for signature

13:13, 04 September 2019
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The relevant information has been posted on the official parliament's website.

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On September 3, the bill on amending Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding parliamentary immunity) was signed by Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov and submitted to the president for signature, reads the report.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on September 3, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the country's parliament, passed the bill, submitted by president, on amending Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine to lift parliamentary immunity.

The law removes the norm that MPs are guaranteed parliamentary immunity. It is also envisaged to remove the norm that the lawmakers "cannot be prosecuted, detained or arrested without the consent of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine."

At the same time, the norm remains that the lawmakers shall not be held liable for the results of their vote or statements made in parliament and within its bodies, with the exception of liability for insult or slander.

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