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The Chairman of the Parliament Andrei Parubiy later noted that consideration of the removal of immunity must also the decision of the parliamentary Committee on legal policy and justice.

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First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko said that this week is to vote on the question of removal of parliamentary immunity.

As the correspondent of the UNIAN reports, the Deputy said during the conciliation Board of leaders of fractions and chairmen of committees of Parliament.

Gerashchenko noted that in all fractions there is a paragraph on the lifting of parliamentary immunity.

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“I think this week should be an effective vote on lifting the parliamentary immunity”, – said the Deputy.

Also, according to Gerashchenko, today the leaders of the factions should have a final advice to exit on a positive vote for the renewal of the composition of the Central election Commission.

In addition, she stressed the need of starting the work of the Ministry of veterans Affairs.

In turn, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy later noted that consideration of the removal of immunity must also the decision of the parliamentary Committee on legal policy and justice.

He added that he believes that in this environment, the Committee will give its decision on a bill.

As reported the UNIAN, October 19, 2017, the Verkhovna Rada sent to the constitutional court for an opinion on two draft laws amending the Constitution in the abolition of parliamentary immunity.

One of them was President, “On amendments to article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine” (regarding the inviolability of people’s deputies, registration number 7203) aims to exclude from the current edition of the Basic Law rule that “the deputies cannot, without the consent of the Verkhovna Rada to be held criminally liable, detained or arrested”. It remains the norm that MPs are not legally responsible for the results of voting or statements in the Parliament and its bodies, with the exception of liability for insult or defamation. The bill provides that the act will come into force from 1 January 2020.

The other – “On amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding the abolition of parliamentary immunity)” (registration number 6773) filed 158 deputies. The bill proposes to exclude from the current wording of the Constitution the provision that “the people’s deputies of Ukraine may not without the consent of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to be held criminally liable, detained or arrested”. Also, the draft law introduces amendments to Final provisions of the Constitution, which stipulates that the law shall enter into force on the day following the day of its publication.

The constitutional court ruled constitutional the two draft laws.

In accordance with the procedure for adoption of amendments to the Constitution first, the bill is forwarded to the COP for an opinion. After receiving a draft law being considered by Parliament and pre-approved by at least 226 votes. And finally the bill be accepted not earlier than at the next regular session of Parliament, and must receive at least 300 votes.

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