The Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine denied the opening of the cassational proceedings on the appeal of the Communist Party of Ukraine. ZN.UA reported about it with the reference to the press service of the Ministry of Justice.
It is noted that the Communist Party tried to challenge the legal opinion of the Commission on compliance with the law "On the condemnation of the communist, national and socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and prohibition of propaganda of their symbols".
The opinion determined discrepancy of activities, names and symbols of the Communist Party of Ukraine and the requirements of Ukrainian legislation. The Supreme Administrative Court found that "the appeal is unfounded, the provided arguments don’t give reasons to check the case, since the applicant does not give grounds to conclude that the court applied the rules of substantive or procedural law incorrectly."
This judgment of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine can not be appealed. Thus, the administrative courts have come to the conclusion that the arguments of the representatives and advocates of the Communist Party of Ukraine are not justified. Thus, they finally confirmed the validity of the Legal Opinion and accordingly ban of the Communist Party.
As previously reported, the Law "On the condemnation of the communist, national and socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and prohibition of propaganda of their symbols" entered into force in May 2015. In July 2015 the head of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko said that he had issued three orders that determined that the Communist Party of Ukraine did not meet the requirements of the law.