Ukraine's Constitutional Court to continue considering complaint against lustration law
On March 3, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine will continue considering the complaint against the law "On the purification of power," which introduced lustration of a number of former officials.
"Continuation of consideration of the case on constitutional motions of the Supreme Court of Ukraine regarding compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality) of paragraph 6 of Part 1, paragraphs 2, 13 of Part 2, Part 3 of Article 3 of the law of Ukraine 'On the purification of power,' by 47 MPs regarding compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality) of Parts 3, 6 of Article 1, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 of Article 3, paragraph 2 of Part 5 of Article 5, paragraph 2 of the Final and Transitional Provisions of this law, of the Supreme Court of Ukraine regarding the compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality) of Part 3 of Article 1, paragraphs 7, 8, 9 of Part 1, paragraph 4 of Part 2 of Article 3, paragraph 2 of the Final and Transitional Provisions of this law, the Supreme Court of Ukraine regarding compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality) of Part 3 of Article 4 of this law (closed part of the plenary session)," according to the court's draft agenda of the meetings on March 3-5, 2020.
At the same time, an extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, is scheduled for March 4.
Lawmakers are set to consider, among other things, issues regarding the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as the activities of the Interior Ministry, the SBU Security Service, the State Bureau of Investigation, the National Anti-corruption Bureau, the Office of the Prosecutor General in the field of combating corruption in Ukraine and strengthening the rule of law. It is expected that a number of personnel reshuffles will be made at the meeting.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Law on Lustration came into force on October 16, 2014.
It applies to persons who served as top officials for at least one year, from February 25, 2010, to February 22, 2014, and government officials who held positions from November 21, 2013, to February 22, 2014, without resigning from their posts. These persons shall not be able to work in government agencies for the next 10 years, the law says.
The Constitutional Court considered the case on constitutionality of a number of provisions of lustration law according to the motions of the Supreme Court of Ukraine and a group of 47 lawmakers. Two motions of the Supreme Court and one motion of 47 lawmakers were combined into one constitutional proceeding.