Decree of the President of Ukraine "On the appointment of Artem Sytnyk as Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine" declared unconstitutional

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Decree of the President of Ukraine "On the appointment of Artem Sytnyk as Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine" declared unconstitutional

On August 28, the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine adopted a Decision upon the constitutional petition of 51 People's Deputies of Ukraine on the constitutionality of the Decree of the President of Ukraine "On Appointment of Artem Sytnyk as Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine" of April 16, 2015 № 218/2015.

By this Decision, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared the Decree of the President of Ukraine "On Appointment of Artem Sytnyk as the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine" to be inconsistent with the Constitution of Ukraine (unconstitutional).

In its Decision, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine emphasised that the subject matter of the constitutional review in this case is ensuring the separation of powers and its functioning within the existing form of government. At the same time, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine noted that in Ukraine only the body of constitutional jurisdiction is entitled with the appropriate powers to resolve the issue raised in a constitutional petition.

        

 

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