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Experts to discuss how flawed law on Constitutional Court should be amended

In 2016, the Constitutional Court adopted eight decisions, each of which cost the society over 9mn hryvnya

Experts to discuss how flawed law on Constitutional Court should be amended

On March 6, at 12:00 Gorshenin Institute and the Reanimation Package of Reforms with the support of LB.ua site will hold a round table conference "The reform of the constitutional proceedings: will Ukrainians get politically independent and effective Constitutional Court?"

The Verkhovna Rada on February 10 adopted the first reading of the bill "On the Constitutional Court of Ukraine", prepared for the implementation of the new constitutional provisions by the Council for judicial reform without public participation and discussion.

The adoption of this bill is an important stage of the reform of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. The main objective of the reform of constitutional justice is to strengthen the independence of the Constitutional Court and raise its credibility in the society and the state to ensure the supremacy of the Constitution of Ukraine.

Ukraine must have a chance to have independent and respected members of the Constitutional Court, which should be effective and independent from political influence, and ensuring high-quality and independent constitutional proceedings.

Speakers:

· Volodymyr Shapoval, corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Constitutional Court Judge, Vice-Chairman of the Constitutional Court (1996-2005), the chief expert in the Constitutional Reform group (Reanimation Package of Reforms);

· Natalya Ahafonova, MP, one of the sponsors of the legislative initiative;

· Yuliya Kyrychenko, expert of the Center for Political and Legal Reforms and Constitutional reform group (Reanimation Package of Reforms);

· Anton Levin, senior legal analyst Democracy Reporting International. (Office for Promoting Democracy).

Moderator: Iryna Solomko, head of the communications department (Reanimation Package of Reforms).

The event will begin at 12:00 with registration.

Contacts for media accreditation: (044) 230 49 62

Any media coverage of the event must mention Gorshenin Institute as its organizer.

The address of Gorshenin Institute: Kyiv, 18b Mala Zhytomyrska St. (enter through the arch from Mykhaylivskyy Lane).