Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko proposed the Verkhovna Rada to amend the Constitution regarding immunity of parliament’s deputies (Art. 80 of the Constitution). Such bill was registered in Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, UNIAN reports.
The main committee for this draft law is on legal policy and justice. The presidential bill provides for the removal of parliamentary immunity from deputies from January 1, 2020.
The bill provides for a change in the article "People's deputies of Ukraine are guaranteed parliamentary immunity". In particular, it is proposed to exclude the norm, according to which the people's deputies of Ukraine cannot be brought to criminal responsibility, detained or arrested without the consent of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
As reported, today, a rally is expected to be held near the parliament. The organizers announced the presence of about 10 thousand people. The demands of the protesters are to abolish the immunity of the deputies, change the electoral legislation, make party lists open, and create an anti-corruption court.
In connection with the protest, security measures are strengthened and some streets are partially blocked, in particular, Instytutska Street (Nebesnoji Sotni Street). The rule of law is provided by 3500 law enforcement officers.