Poroshenko proposed changes in the immunity of deputies

Порошенко предложил изменения по неприкосновенности депутатов

The head of state filed a bill.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko proposes to amend the Constitution regarding the inviolability of people’s deputies.

The draft law on amendments to article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine (re immunity of people’s deputies of Ukraine) under number 7203 was the head of state in Parliament on Tuesday, October 17.

In particular, Poroshenko proposes Parliament to amend article 80 of the Constitution. This article States that Rada deputies are guaranteed parliamentary immunity: they do not bear legal liability for voting results or statements in Parliament and its bodies (apart from the responsibility for insult or libel), and also can not be without the consent of Parliament was brought to criminal responsibility, detained or arrested.

Poroshenko offers to leave in the Constitution only the part of this article, which concerns responsibility for statements and voting, removing mention of guarantees of the inviolability and the inability to prosecute, arrest and detention without the consent of Parliament.

In this bill it is anticipated that these changes will take effect from 1 January 2020.

We will remind, the abolition of parliamentary immunity is one of the requirements of today’s action at walls of the Verkhovna Rada, which is carried out ex-the head of the Odessa regional state administration Mikhail Saakashvili and his associates.