On January 16, 2014 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with violation of the regulations adopted a number of laws. According to many experts, these changes will result in deterioration of democratic freedoms, and can be an attempt of legal establishment of dictatorship in Ukraine. The laws were developed by MPs from the Party of Regions Vadym Kolesnychenko and Volodymyr Oliynyk and supported by the Party of Regions and the Communist Party.
In particular the Law «On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine» On the Judicial System and Status of Judges» and procedural laws regarding additional measures to protect the security of citizens» and the Law «On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine» On elimination of negative impacts and prevention of the prosecution and punishment in connection with the events that took place during the peaceful assemblies’.
The list of innovations is not complete. Check the full text of the law at rada.gov.ua for details.
Express analysis by Taras SHAMAYDA. Infographics by Vadim MISKYI, CHESNO Movement.