POLITICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF NON-PERSONAL VOTING IN THE VERKHOVNA RADA OF UKRAINE

  • A. Danylіak
Keywords: non-personal voting, Constitution of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Constitutional Court of Ukraine, European Court of Human Rights

Abstract

The author looks at the challenges that will arise before the President of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine after the precedent decisions of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, adopted in February 2018. The author analyzes the previous judicial and parliamentary practice of responding to cases of non-personal voting by people's deputies of Ukraine and assesses the risks for the legislative process from the constitutional legal and political points of view. It is noted that with the approach of the next presidential and parliamentary elections in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the orientation of both deputy factions and groups and individual deputies to the position of competing candidates for the post of President of Ukraine and heads of future party lists will deepen. All this will lead to even greater problems with the search for votes for parliament to make even politically neutral decisions. It will also testify to the existence of a minority coalition that cannot pass bills introduced by the President and the coalition government. Against this background, the probability of using the cards of the absent deputies of Ukraine will increase. Attention is drawn to the fact that the pro-government deputies regularly violate the requirements of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine regarding personal voting and the lack of response from the Committee on Regulations and the organization of work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the President of Ukraine as a guarantor of compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine Western partners, international donor organizations and society, the failure of the current government to ensure the rule of law. The author proposes ways to improve the Constitution of Ukraine, the Criminal Code of Ukraine and the Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in terms of preventing the deputies of Ukraine from violating the requirements of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine regarding personal voting and establishing responsibility in case of their violation. The propositions were made based on the analysis of the relevant legislation of Ukraine, the relevant decisions of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the European Court of Human Rights.

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Published
2019-03-28
How to Cite
DanylіakA. (2019). POLITICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF NON-PERSONAL VOTING IN THE VERKHOVNA RADA OF UKRAINE. Strategic Panorama, (2), 53-63. Retrieved from https://niss-panorama.com/index.php/journal/article/view/83
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