Hearings of the
Constitutional Court regarding the Law “On lustration” have been initiated by
the representatives of Yanukovych’s government, who
want to return to power: "We have done a lot for the cleaning power from
those who supported Yanukovych, and have no right to let
them revenge," Prime Minister Ukraine
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed
at a Government’s meeting on Wednesday, April 15.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has noted that tomorrow, on April 16, the
Constitutional Court of Ukraine begins hearings on the Law of Ukraine on cleaning
of the power: "These hearings initiated by the representatives of the government
of Viktor Yanukovych, who want to repeal the law on
lustration, who want to get revenge and return power in order to finish their dirty
deeds that they did not have time to finish, working in the administration of
"This is the
same Constitutional Court that in 2010 without the will of the Ukraine’s people
and without a decision of the Parliament of Ukraine changed the Constitution
and gave then-President Yanukovych powers that conflicted
with the basic provisions of the Constitution. This
was a starting point to the emergence of a dictator in Ukraine,
there was an usurpation of power. And
this led to the fact that Ukrainians on Maidan
struggled for their rights to run their country. Including
the right not to appoint those who helped Yanukovych",
Minister reminded that within the law on cleaning power 500 persons had been dismissed
from their posts: "According to NGOs’ data, 1.5 thousand people resigned
their offices because they fall under the Ukraine’s laws on lustration."
The Head of the Government instructed the Minister
of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko
to participate in the meeting of the Constitutional Court.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressed to the Minister of Justice and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "to
clearly state our legal position and bring this matter to an end",
"Including the need to amend the law on lustration that should meet the
criteria expressed by the Venice Commission."
He drew attention
to the fact that "under the law "On Ensuring the Right to Fair Court" it is a conflict of interest between the
consideration of this law and judges of the Constitutional Court, which also
fall under the Law on lustration."
Minister also appealed to members of the coalition of parliamentary factions to
take part in the meeting of the Constitutional Court.
needs new authorities. We
have done a lot for the cleaning of the power from those who supported Yanukovych, and we have no right to let them revenge,"
Arseniy Yatsenyuk highlighted.