Parliament calls on Yushchenko to revise his decision

15:54, 09 April 2008
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Concerning dismissing Stanik from Constitutional Court judge post

The Verkhovna Rada has supported the decree “On the Address of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko on the President’s Decree Concerning the Dismissal of Suzanna Stanik from the Post of Constitutional Court Judge”.

232 out of 423 lawmakers, registered in the session hall, have voted for this decree.

The faction of Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense abstained from voting. More than 10 members of the BYuT faction voted.

In line with the address, the parliament asks President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko to revise his decision concerning the dismissal of Suzanna Stanik.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 3, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko cancelled his Decree of 25 March 2004 #368 “On Appointing Suzanna Stanik as the Constitutional Court judge of Ukraine”. According to the document, S.Stanik was dismissed due to the “violation of the procedure of assumption of a Ukrainian Constitutional Court judge”.

      On April 2, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, with his decree, reinstated Susanna Stanik on the post of the Constitutional Court judge.

      In line with the document, the President ordered to reinstate S.Stanik on the post of the Constitutional Court judge “basing on part five article 124 of the Constitution of Ukraine, and due to the ruling of the Supreme Court of Ukraine dated March 25, 2008”.

      Victor Yushchenko sacked S.Stanik with his decree of May 1, 2007, due to her violating the oath. On July 18, 2007, the Shevchenkovskiy district court of Kyiv allowed the suit of S.Stanik against the President, and commissioned him to cancel his decree and to reinstate her on the post.

      On March 25 of the current year, the Supreme Court of Ukraine reinstated S.Stanik on the post of the Constitutional Court judge. Thus, the Supreme Court, as the court of review, remained unchanged the ruling of the court of first instance.

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