Sunday, 19 December 2010

Venice Commission Doubts Legitimacy Of Ukraine's Current Constitution, Says Stavniychuk

KIEV, Ukraine -- The European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission), has raised a question of the lack of legitimacy of the current Constitution of Ukraine, a member of the Venice Commission, Maryna Stavniychuk, has said.
In an interview with Channel 5, she said that the recommendations approved by the Venice Commission on Friday "raise a question of the lack of legitimacy of the Fundamental Law of Ukraine - the Constitution, which is currently effective, due to the fact that it was enacted by the Constitutional Court's decision and not through a proper parliamentary procedure, as stipulated by the Constitution itself.

According to Stavniychuk, in this connection "the legitimacy of the government agencies is called into question."

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