The delegation of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe visited the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

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The delegation of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
visited the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

 

On March 5, 2020 the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Oleksandr Tupytskyi, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Serhiy Holovaty, and Judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Viktor Horodovenko, Viktor Kolisnyk and Oleh Pervomaiskyi held a working meeting with the delegation of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe at the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The delegation of the Monitoring Committee was composed of the Congress rapporteurs Ms Gunn Marit Helgesen (Norway, EPP/CCE) and Ms Gudrun Mosler-Törnström (Austria, SOC/G/PD), Secretary of the Monitoring Committee Stéphanie Poirel and a member of the Group of Independent Expert on the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government Nikolaos-Komninos Chlepas.

The purpose of their visit to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine was to get acquainted with the activities of the body of constitutional jurisdiction, the procedure for amending the Basic Law of the State regarding the decentralisation of power, as well as the role of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in national legislation.

In this context, the guests were informed that the powers of the Court include reviewing draft laws on the conformity with Constitution and respect for human and citizen's rights and freedoms, including those concerning decentralisation draft laws.

In particular, the Chairman of the Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytskyi noted that in 2015 the Court considered a draft Law on Amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (on decentralisation of power), which received a positive Opinion of the Court. He also pointed out that the Court is currently considering a case concerning the official interpretation of specific provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine on the exercise of local self-government and state power in the capital. There are no other draft laws on decentralisation of power under consideration of the Constitutional Court, said Oleksandr Tupytskyi.

At the end of the event, the delegation of the Monitoring Committee thanked the judges of the Constitutional Court for the opportunity to hold such a meeting and to receive comprehensive answers to all their questions.

 

The Delegation of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is visiting Ukraine to monitor the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self-Government ratified by Ukraine in 1997.

 

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