At the end of November this year, according to the provisions of the current Constitution, citizens Petro Symonenko, Vasiliy Sirenko and Georgy Kryuchkov appealed to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for compliance of the Law of Ukraine “On conviction and national-communist socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of their propaganda symbols” of April 9, 2015 № 317-VIII (decommunization Law) with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality).

In particular, the complaint proved well-founded incompliance of this Law to the current Ukrainian and European legislation, as well as to the Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of 21 December 2015.

However, the Constitutional Court rejected the aforementioned complaint, citing the lack of a certain established by laws procedure of review of constitutional complaints in Ukraine.

Also, the response of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court to the authors of the complaints indicated that the President of the Constitutional Court appealed to Parliament and leaders of parliamentary factions with to immediately adopt amendments to the Law “On Constitutional Court” and to enable citizens to exercise their rights in court protection.

“The lack of a certain law established rules of the appeals to the Constitutional Court is not an accident but a brutal and deliberate violation of rights and freedoms, is a part of the policy degrading treatment of the ruling oligarchs-Nazi regime,” – said the Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko, commenting on the situation around this constitutional complaint.

“The president, who pushed through the Parliament totally dictatorial changes to the judicial system of Ukraine, was aimed, above all, to put the judiciary under his own oligarchic control and to prevent any attempts of citizens to appeal to the Constitutional Court on these criminal laws and decrees. Their aim is to deprive citizens of Ukraine of the right to protection from terror, persecution and social genocide” – said the leader of Ukrainian communists.

Communist Party of Ukraine
Central Committee
Department for the International Relations

Source: KPU via Solidnet / RedGlobe