A number of people's deputies of "European Solidarity" and "Batkivshchyna" filed a petition with the Constitutional Court to appeal the presidential decrees on the removal of judges of the Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky and Oleksandr Kasminin. This is stated in message on the CCU website.
On April 8, 2021, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine received a constitutional petition from 49 people's deputies on the constitutionality (constitutionality) of presidential decrees:
- "On removal from office of a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine" of December 29, 2020 №607 / 2020,
- "On removal from office of a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine" of February 26, 2021 №79 / 2021,
- "On some issues of national security of Ukraine" of March 27, 2021 №124 / 2021.
The authors ask to recognize the acts of the President as inconsistent with a number of provisions of the Constitution.
Deputies emphasize that "The Constitution not only does not give the President the right to remove a judge of the Constitutional Court from office, but also does not provide for the possibility of removing a judge of the Constitutional Court from office.».
The submission also states that "The president, in fact violating the fundamental constitutional principle of the presumption of innocence, arbitrarily and at his own discretion questioned the possibility of Tupytsky and Kasminin exercising their powers, and unconstitutionally revoked decrees appointing them in excess of their powers. KS».
The deputies also ask to allow Serhiy Vlasenko's colleague from Batkivshchyna to consider this petition, and to declare the proceedings urgent due to the "threat of destabilization of the Constitutional Court."
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