Ukrainian MPs ask Constitutional Court to recognize “unconstitutional” law banning prosecution of protesters

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On June 2, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine received the constitutional submission signed by 50 MPs regarding the compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine of the law On the Prevention of Prosecution and Punishment of Persons regarding the Events that Occurred during Peaceful Rallies, and Recognition as Such that Void of Certain Laws of Ukraine, dated February 21, 2014, No. 743-VII.

“The petitioners ask the court to recognize that the contested law is in breach of the Constitution,” the court said in a statement.

The constitutional submission was co-authored by representatives of the Opposition Platform – For Life, Yurii Boyko, Viktor Medvedchuk, Vadym Rabinovych and others. Also, non-faction MPs Anton Polyakov and the representative of the “Servant of the People” faction Oleksandr Dubinsky.

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