The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has recognized Ukraine's law on all-Ukrainian referendum of November 6, 2012 as unconstitutional. Relevant information was confirmed to Interfax-Ukraine by a source.
Constitutional Court Judge Vasyl Lemak wrote on his Facebook page: "The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has passed a judgment, whose author was I and which I am deeply convinced is important to Ukraine. I am pleased that the judgment was unanimously adopted by all the judges present and, probably even more by the fact that the Constitutional Court felt itself as a Court! Thank you, fellow judges, for your trust".
The April 26 agenda of the plenary session of the Chamber of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has the continuation of the consideration of the case on the constitutional query by 57 lawmakers regarding the compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality) of the law on the all-Ukrainian referendum. It was considered during the closed part of the plenary session.
On March 24, 2016, the Constitutional Court began to consider the constitutionality of the law on the all-Ukrainian referendum on the proposal of 57 people's deputies. At the end of 2014, 57 people's deputies appealed to the Constitutional Court with a petition to consider the issue of the conformity of the Law of Ukraine "On All-Ukrainian Referendum" of November 6, 2012 (No. 5475-VI) with the Constitution of Ukraine.
In the opinion of the people's deputies, the Verkhovna Rada exceeded its authority when adopting the law, as it established a new procedure for changing the Constitution of Ukraine with an ordinary law, and the procedure for its adoption, which is not provided for in the current Basic Law.
People's deputies believe that the Verkhovna Rada has violated the procedure for the consideration and adoption of laws established by the Constitution of Ukraine.
On December 1, 2014, a group of people's deputies of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction registered a bill that proposed repealing the 2012 law (adopted under Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency) on the all-Ukrainian referendum. Back in 2012, the opposition stated that the adoption of this law means that after the parliamentary elections the Constitutional Assembly will prepare a new version of the Constitution for a referendum. Thus, they believed that a referendum could decide that the presidential elections in Ukraine will be held in the parliament.