Law on Constitutional Court of Ukraine to come into force tomorrow

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The Law of Ukraine “On the Constitutional Court of Ukraine” has been published in the Holos Ukrainy (Voice of Ukraine) parliamentary newspaper.

The law will come into force on the next day, August 3.

The law reforms the organizational structure of the Constitutional Court. In particular, now the Constitutional Court of Ukraine consists of the Grand Chamber, two senates and six panels.

The Grand Chamber is authorized to consider whether the acts of the Parliament, the President, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea comply with the Constitution of Ukraine. In addition, the Chamber officially interprets the Constitution and decides on the constitutionality of the issues proposed for a referendum.

The senate consists of nine judges of the Constitutional Court and considers the constitutionality of the laws of Ukraine, their separate provisions on complaints.

The panel functions in the composition of three judges of the Constitutional Court. Its powers include the opening of constitutional proceedings on petitions, appeals, complaints.

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine is composed of 18 judges: six judges are appointed by the president of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada and the Congress of Judges of Ukraine. 

As reported, 245 Ukrainian lawmakers supported the draft law on the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in the second reading on July 13.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the document on July 31.

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