The constitutional court will consider the “language” law in the closed mode
The constitutional court
The constitutional court will continue to consider the “language” law behind closed doors on January 19.
The constitutional court of Ukraine on 19 December will continue the closed part of the plenary session on consideration of a constitutional submission 57 people’s deputies of Ukraine concerning compliance of the Constitution of Ukraine the law on principles of state language policy from 3 July 2012 No. 5029-VI (the so-called “law of Kolesnichenko-Kivalov”).
The meeting will continue on Thursday at 12.00, have informed in a press-service of the court.
As reported, received on 10 July 2014, the constitutional representation of the 57 people’s deputies of Ukraine on the constitutionality of the law was considered by the panel of judges of the constitutional court, and then on 10 October the same year was opened the proceedings on the constitutionality of the law.
The Verkhovna Rada adopted initiated by the Party of regions the draft law “On principles of state language policy” July 3, 2012. August 8, President Viktor Yanukovych signed the law and instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to establish a working group to develop proposals to improve legislation on the use of languages in Ukraine.
The law came into force on 10 August, he envisages the possibility of official bilingualism in regions where the number of minority exceeds 10%.
24 February 2014, the Verkhovna Rada voted for the abolition of the law of Ukraine “On principles of state language policy” For the abolition of the law voted 232 deputies out of 334 registered in the session hall. This, in particular, became the basis for the authorities of Crimea to declare about infringement of the rights Russian-speaking population.
However, at that time acting President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov refused to sign the new law. Thus, it is not yet in force.