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News

16 October 2019, 18:11

Committees round-up: Daily

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )


There are //// bodies in focus of our committee scan today:

 

Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence

On October 16, the сommittee approved its action plan for the second plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada of the ninth convocation (September 2019-January 2020).

The committeemen decided to set up a special task group in charge of the JFO developments, including the separation (demarcation) line area. They also plan to appeal to the OSCE SMM in Ukraine for assigning a proxy in charge of interoperating with the said group.

The committee also decided to launch a working group in charge of addressing drafting amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On intelligence bodies of Ukraine”.  Mariana Bezuhla was elected to head the group.

At the сommittee meeting, MPs focused on fortifications on the second and third defenсe lines in eastern Ukraine.  The issue of responding to emergencies that had occurred at certain arms dumps, bases and warehouses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was also raised.

At the end of the meeting, the Deputy Chairperson of the committee informed the conferees about the work of the Ukrainian delegation, which had participated in the recent NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

 

Committee on Law Enforcement

The committee recommends that the Verkhovna Rada adopt the first reading of the bill No.1150 that institutes responsibility for violations of regulations for carriage of children. This decision was approved at the committee’s meeting on October 16.

The draft law, in particular, runs that a driver who has violated the rules will be penalized by 30 tax-exempt minimum incomes for the first time, and if committed again within a year – by 50 ones. The bill charges the national police to try cases on such administrative offences.

After the vote, members of the committee came to a decision to recommend that the parliament adopt the bill No.1150 on the first reading.

 

Committee on Human Rights, Deoccupation and Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories in Donetsk, Luhansk Regions and Autonomous Republic of Crimea, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations

The committee held on October 16 a wide human rights forum “Dealing with the Aftermath of the Conflict: New Parliament’s Agenda”.

Opening the event, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov said: “This forum is one of the first platforms where such important issues as return, de-occupation, and re-integration of the Donbas will be discussed.  There is a whole stack of things used today to divide, but we need to look for positions that will unite Ukraine both territorially and first of all in human and social dimensions”.

The Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission Matilda Bogner   congratulated the Ukrainian parliamentarians on their election to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and addressed them her appeal to everywhere and at all times give priority to human rights and listen to opinions of public human rights organizations and the United Nations.

The mission head also called on the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to ratify the Rome Statute as soon as possible and outlined the main activities in the field of human rights protection.

Participants of the forum discussed the most pressing human rights challenges related to addressing the aftermath of the armed conflict and requiring a legislative regulation. It was about ensuring justice and inevitability of punishment for the most serious crimes committed during the armed conflict, ratification of the Rome Statute, harmonization of national criminal legislation with international law, issues of legal status and protection of political prisoners.

They also discussed the problems of restoring ties with the population of the occupied territories, including the issues of documentation, social protection, electoral rights, compensation for damaged property and freedom of movement (mobility rights).

The event was attended by members of parliament, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych, representatives of public authorities, local self-government bodies, academia, international human rights organizations and public figures.

 

Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy

The committee recommends that the Verkhovna Rada adopt on the second reading (and in tote) some amendments to certain legislative acts on the harmonization of Ukraine’s comparative advertising legislation with the law of the European Union. The relevant bill No.0953 was seen into at the recent meeting of the committee.

The committemen also commended the parliament to take the bill No.2037 on the first reading. The instrument is about amendments to Ukrainian law providing for a harsher punishment for violations in the sphere of protection of cultural heritage.

They also recommended the parliament to take it on the first reading and in tote the draft bill No.2185 on amendments to Article 89 of the Budget Code of Ukraine.

In addition, participants of the meeting heard about a free access for citizens to administrative buildings of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and spoke out in support of this initiative.