30 September 2014, 16:23

Chairperson of the Committee on Science and Education Lilia Hrynevych participated in the celebration of the All-Ukrainian Day of Pre-School Education

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30 September 2014, 15:59

Members of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in PACE participated in the Fourth session of the Assembly of 2014

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30 September 2014, 14:17

Oleksandr Turchynov: In the ATO area elections can be held only in those parts where the Ukrainian government will manage to implement the citizens' right to free expression of the will and to protect them

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30 September 2014, 10:09

The Committee on Environmental Policy, Nature Resources Utilization and Elimination of the Consequences of Chornobyl Catastrophe considered the letter of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine re audit of efficiency of using budget funds in 2012-2013 for exercising state control in the environmental sphere, rational use, restoration and protection of natural resources

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30 September 2014, 08:00

Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov congratulated librarians on the All-Ukrainian Library Day

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29 September 2014, 09:30

Information on accreditation for highlighting work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the eighth convocation

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29 September 2014, 08:00

Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov congratulated personnel of the State Enterprise “Mykolayiv Aircraft Repair Plant “NARP” on its 75th establishment anniversary

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26 September 2014, 12:34

The Committee on Industrial and Investment Policy recommends that the Parliament should adopt as a basis the bill on technical regulations and conformance evaluation

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05 January 2014

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak congratulated citizens of Berdychiv on the occasion of the 70th liberation anniversary from fascist invaders

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24 October 2013

The Committee on Family Matters, Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism recommends that the Parliament should uphold the proposals of the President of Ukraine to the Law “On Amendments to Several Legislative Acts of Ukraine re Childhood Protection”

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25 September 2013

The Committee on Finance and Banking recommends that the Parliament should adopt as basis the draft law on amendments to several laws of Ukraine re improvement of stock market functioning

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30 September 2014

Chairperson of the Committee on Science and Education Lilia Hrynevych participated in the celebration of the All-Ukrainian Day of Pre-School Education

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30 September 2014

Members of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in PACE participated in the Fourth session of the Assembly of 2014

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30 September 2014

Oleksandr Turchynov: In the ATO area elections can be held only in those parts where the Ukrainian government will manage to implement the citizens' right to free expression of the will and to protect them

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30 September 2014

The Committee on Environmental Policy, Nature Resources Utilization and Elimination of the Consequences of Chornobyl Catastrophe considered the letter of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine re audit of efficiency of using budget funds in 2012-2013 for exercising state control in the environmental sphere, rational use, restoration and protection of natural resources

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30 September 2014

Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov congratulated librarians on the All-Ukrainian Library Day

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29 September 2014

Information on accreditation for highlighting work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the eighth convocation

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29 September 2014

Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov congratulated personnel of the State Enterprise “Mykolayiv Aircraft Repair Plant “NARP” on its 75th establishment anniversary

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26 September 2014

The Committee on Industrial and Investment Policy recommends that the Parliament should adopt as a basis the bill on technical regulations and conformance evaluation

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News

25 February 2014, 13:35

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Statement to the International Criminal Court for recognizing by Ukraine the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity by high-ranking state officials that led to particularly serious consequences and mass killings of Ukrainian people during peaceful protests since November 21, 2013 until February 22, 2014

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

 

According to the draft document,

On behalf of Ukrainian people, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, as the only legislative body of Ukraine determining the jurisdiction, addresses the International Criminal Court in order to bring high-ranking state officials of Ukraine to criminal responsibility in the International Criminal Court regarding stipulated by article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court committing crimes against humanity during peaceful protests in Ukraine since November 30, 2013 until February 22, 2014, particularly, Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych – President of Ukraine – and other officials determined by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. 

By order of the high-ranking state officials for the last three month Ukrainian law-enforcement bodies have been improperly using physical force, special tools and weapons against protesters in Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine. Their officials have been consistently abusing their powers, committing other grave and especially grave crimes that led to deaths of over 100 citizens of Ukraine and other countries, injuries and mutilation of over 2000 persons, 500 of which are now in critical condition; they have been torturing peaceful civilians (unlawful detention and undressing at temperature less than 15oC, using water canons against protestors at temperature less than 10oC, inflicting bodily injury of varying severity, etc). A characteristic feature of that period was people’s kidnapping and disappearance, violent and unlawful imprisonment, forced transportation to desolated regions in order to torture and kill them, unjustified imprisonment of a great number of people in different Ukrainian cities, their brutal beating, illegal property destruction of participants of peaceful protest actions (houses, cars, etc).    

It is an unprecedented fact that the local government and militia used organized criminal groups in order to threaten and kidnap people, torture and kill them, destroy their property, etc. As a rule, people were prosecuted based on political motifs (activists of the opposition parties, of NGOs, of “Euromaidan,” of “Automaidan,” etc).     

The abovementioned usually led to great sufferings, as well as serious harm to mental and physical health of participants of peaceful protest actions.

Taking into account that unlawful actions of the abovementioned high-ranking officials contain sings of grave and especially grave crimes against humanity and that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by this Statement:  

1. Acknowledges, according to clause 2 of article 11 and clauses 2, 3 of article 12 of the Rome Statute, the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity by high-ranking state officials that led to particularly serious consequences and mass killings of Ukrainian people during peaceful protests since November 21, 2013 until February 22, 2014.

2. Addresses the International Criminal Court in order to find those guilty in committing crimes against humanity stipulated by article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and bringing to criminal responsibility Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych – President of Ukraine – and other officials who gave and performed obviously criminal orders, and who may be determined by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. 

Respective draft statement, amended during the discussion, was registered under No. 4269.