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Ukraine - Adoption of the constitutional amendments on the judiciary

02/06/2016

Strasbourg – The President of the Venice Commission, Gianni Buquicchio, welcomed today’s adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the constitutional amendments required for the reform of the judicial system of Ukraine. “I am very happy that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted this crucial reform with an overwhelming majority. All those who voted for the reform have shown their readiness to act responsibly in the interest of the country. The decision shows that, despite a difficult situation, the country is capable of carrying out major reforms. The Venice Commission has worked on this reform for many years. It is a source of deep satisfaction for me that our efforts were finally crowned by success. This is a major step forward for Ukraine, bringing it closer to the effective implementation of European standards of the rule of law. Implementing the reform will not be easy, but the first step has now been made.”
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