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    Ukraine: New Law Allows Bigger Presence of Foreign Troops in Ukrainian Territory On December 14, 2021, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) adopted a law allowing the armed forces of foreign states to conduct multilateral military exercises in Ukrainian territory. (Law on the Approval of the Resolution of the President of Ukraine on Admission of Units of the Armed Forces of Other States to the Territory of Ukraine … Continue reading “Ukraine: New Law Allows Bigger Presence...
    • Contributor: Fremer, Iana
    • Date: 2022-02-15
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    Ukraine: National Guard Restored (Apr. 4, 2014) On March 13, 2014, 262 out of 330 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s legislature) voted to pass the Law on the National Guard of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine No. 876-VII on the National Guard of Ukraine [in Ukrainian] (Mar. 13, 2014), Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine website). The National Guard, which […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2014-04-04
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    Ukraine: Pensions for Emigrants (Nov. 9, 2009) On October 9, 2009, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine announced its decision to recognize selected provisions of articles 49 and 51 of the Law on Mandatory Retirement Insurance, articles that establish that citizens of Ukraine may continue to receive their retirement benefits abroad only if the country of their residence had signed […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2009-11-09
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    Ukraine: Gambling Banned Nationwide (June 30, 2009) On June 23, 2009, President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine signed a law that prohibits gambling in the country. On June 11, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) had overridden a presidential veto of the Law on Prohibition of Gambling Business and Participation in Games of Chance in Ukraine. Earlier, on May 7, 2009, the […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2009-06-30
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    Ukraine: Simplified Impeachment Procedures (Feb. 3, 2009) On January 15, 2009, the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada, adopted the Law on Special Temporary Investigative Commissions, which simplifies the procedure for the legislative body to impeach the President. Previously, the impeachment procedure could be initiated on the basis of a petition signed by three-quarters of the parliamentarians. The new Law […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2009-02-03
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    Ukraine: Legislature Adopts Language Law (May 13, 2019) On April 25, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s legislature) adopted a law enhancing the role of Ukrainian as a state language. (Proekt Zakonu Pro Zabespechennya Funktsionuvannya Ukrainskoi Movi Yak Derzhavnoi [Law on Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as a State Language], Verkhovna Rada website (scroll down and click “Tekst zakonoproektu […]
    • Contributor: Grigoryan, Astghik
    • Date: 2019-05-13
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    Brazil: Temporary Visas and Residence Permits To Be Issued to Ukrainians Fleeing War in Ukraine On March 3, 2022, Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Public Security and Foreign Affairs issued Inter-Ministerial Administrative Act No. 28 (Portaria Interministerial MSJP/MRE No. 28, de 3 de Março de 2022), which provides for the granting of temporary humanitarian reception visas and residence permits to Ukrainian nationals and stateless persons affected or displaced … Continue reading “Brazil: Temporary Visas and Residence Permits...
    • Contributor: Soares, Eduardo
    • Date: 2022-03-07
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    Ukraine: New Law on Government (Feb. 2, 2008) On January 10, 2007, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) adopted a new version of the Law on Government, agreed upon by all the political parties that are members of the governing coalition. The new Law is a compromise between the legislature and the President of Ukraine, and expands the statutory power of […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2008-02-02
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    European Court of Human Rights; Russia; Ukraine: Ukraine Files an Inter-State Application Against Russia (Mar. 20, 2014) On March 14, 2014, following the intervention of Russia in Crimea and the ensuing crisis, Ukraine filed an inter-state application against the Russian Federation with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR), which is located in Strasbourg. (Press Release, Council of Europe, Interim Measures Granted in Inter-State Case Brought by Ukraine Against […]
    • Contributor: Papademetriou, Theresa
    • Date: 2014-03-20
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    European Court of Human Rights; Russia; Ukraine: Ukraine Files an Inter-State Application Against Russia (Mar. 28, 2014) On March 14, 2014, following the intervention of Russia in Crimea, Ukraine filed an inter-state application against the Russian Federation with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR), which is located in Strasbourg. (Press Release, Council of Europe, Interim Measure Granted in Inter-State Case Brought by Ukraine Against Russia (Mar. 14, 2014), […]
    • Contributor: Papademetriou, Theresa
    • Date: 2014-03-28
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    Ukraine: Financial Pyramids Will Be Outlawed (Oct. 3, 2012) On August 23, 2012, the Ukrainian Commission on Financial Markets Regulation approved draft legislation banning financial pyramids in
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2012-10-03
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    Ukraine: The 1996 Constitution Is Reinstated (Oct. 8, 2010) On October 4, 2010, the coalition of ruling party factions in the Ukrainian Parliament was dissolved, and a unified parliamentary majority was formed. This move reflected Ukraine's Constitutional Court ruling of October 1, 2010, which repealed the 2004 constitutional amendments that had transformed Ukraine from a presidential republic into a mixed parliamentary-presidential […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2010-10-08
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    Ukraine: Demarcation of Border with Russia (Dec. 2, 2014) On November 19, 2014, the Government of Ukraine announced that it will approve the draft of the President’s Executive Order that provides for the beginning of work on delimitation of the border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. (Government Approved President’s Decree on Unilateral Demarcation of Borderline Between Ukraine and Russia, GOVERNMENT […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2014-12-02
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    Ukraine: Lustration of Government Officials Started (Oct. 29, 2014) On October 9, 2014, the President of Ukraine signed the “Law on Cleansing of the Authorities,” widely known as the Law on Lustration. (Law No. 1682-VII (Sept. 16, 2014) [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada [the Ukrainian parliament] website.) The Law establishes a lustration policy and a timetable of reviews that will be conducted […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2014-10-29
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    Ukraine: Amendments to Criminal Legislation (Feb. 18, 2011) In January and February 2011, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a number of amendments to the country's Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure. The amendments provide for better guarantees of the rights of the accused persons, specify the role of jurors in criminal trials, regulate the process of studying […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2011-02-18
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    Ukraine: New Restrictions on Smoking Introduced (May 31, 2012) On May 24, 2012, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine adopted a law amending several previously passed laws regulating consumption of tobacco products (Text of the law [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada website (last visited May 25, 2012)). The law, which was introduced by a group of Rada members last November, expands the […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2012-05-31
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    Ukraine: New Procedure to Amend Constitution (May 2, 2008) On April 18, 2008, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine ruled that the nation's Constitution can be amended following the results of a national referendum. This ruling was issued in response to the request submitted to the Court by the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, for a ruling on the possibility of changing […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2008-05-02
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    Ukraine: Criminal Responsibility for Legal Entities Introduced (June 24, 2013) On May 23, 2013, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine passed the Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine. (Law No. 2990 [in Ukrainian], Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine website (last visited June 19, 2013).) This Law was adopted pursuant to the European Union–Ukraine Visa Dialogue, which required the reform of […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2013-06-24
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    United States-Ukraine: Bilateral Security Agreement Signed On June 13, 2024, the United States and Ukraine entered into a joint security agreement outlining a 10-year plan to strengthen Ukraine’s defensive capabilities and assist Ukraine in meeting requirements for eventual membership in the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). (Bilateral Security Agreement, U.S.-Ukr., June 13, 2024.)The White House identified … Continue reading “United States-Ukraine: Bilateral Security Agreement Signed”
    • Contributor: Myers, Louis
    • Date: 2024-06-17
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    Ukraine: New Law on TV Ownership (Oct. 7, 2015) On September 3, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine passed a Law that introduces detailed definitions of ownership and interest in television and other broadcast companies, provides for new rules on television station ownership, and establishes new financial disclosure requirements for owners. (Law No. 674-VIII on Amending the Legislative Acts of […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2015-10-07
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    Ukraine: New Law on Land Market (Apr. 2, 2008) On March 4, 2008, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine adopted the Law on the Land Market. The Law determines legal and economic principles for the organization and functioning of the land market and regulates the protection of the legal interests of the state and other entities in regard to the conditions […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2008-04-02
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    Ukraine: New Rules for Legislative Elections (Jan. 17, 2012) On November 17, 2011, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine passed a new law on the election of its members that eliminates the present proportional electoral system and introduces a mixed system, which comprises elements of majoritarian and proportional systems. (Sergei Sidorenko, Nazad, k Kuchme, GAZETA.RU (Nov. 18, 2011).) The mixed system […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2012-01-17
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    Ukraine: New Law on State Attorneys (Nov. 4, 2014) On October 14, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s legislature, adopted the Law on the Procuracy. (Rada Starts the Reform of Law Enforcement by Passing the Law on Procuracy [in Russian], NEWSRU.UA (Oct. 14, 2014).) The procuracy system is the main law enforcement institution in the post-Soviet countries; the office was inherited from […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2014-11-04
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    Ukraine: Judges Will Be Subjected to Lustration (May 9, 2014) On April, 8, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada (legislature) of Ukraine almost unanimously approved a Law under which a special commission will be formed to review judgments issued by Ukrainian judges in cases concerning the participants in revolutionary street protests in the capital city, Kyiv, during the period of November 2013-February 2014. The […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2014-05-09
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    Ukraine: New Terms of Office for Governors (Feb. 2, 2008) On January 10, 2007, the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine amended the Law on Provincial and Local State Administrations, following the recommendation of the President of Ukraine to establish a five-year term of service for the heads of provincial and local executive authorities, whose position will not be political in the future […]
    • Contributor: Roudik, Peter
    • Date: 2008-02-02