Rules of Procedure

Public Consultations as Part of the Legislative Process

State policy is a complex of measures by the public authorities addressing a certain social problem in order to reach a balance of interests of the interested parties (stakeholders). State policy is primarily a process of goal setting and goal achieving focusing on the resolution of a certain problem underlying the adoption of such policy. However, for each social problem there are groups of individuals / interest groups that it directly affects: stakeholders; and so the purpose of state policy is to balance their interests.

“Ways to Improve Legislative Process Quality. Is there a Need for a Law ‘On Laws and Legislative Activity’?”

On March 23, 2018, the USAID RADA Program conducted, at the conference hall of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, a parliamentary discussion entitled “Ways to Improve Legislative Process Quality. Is there a Need for a Law ‘On Laws and Legislative Activity’?”

The event was aimed at finding out the opinions of the key stakeholders on improving legislative process quality and at identifying the subject of regulation of a law on laws and legislative activity.

Implementation of parliamentary reform

  • April 2018

One of the key directions of changes in our country is the parliamentary reform, which is focused on strengthening the institutional capacity of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and ensuring of these functions directly impacts the quality of legislation, the efficiency of oversight of the implementation of laws, and representation of the interests of the entire state as well as of the individual voters.

The problems that the parliamentary reform is meant to address in the first place include the following:

Implementation of parliamentary reform

  • February-March 2018

One of the key reforms is the parliamentary reform, which is focused on strengthening the Parliament’s institutional capacity and ensuring fulfillment of its main functions: legislative, oversight, and representative. Effective performance of these functions directly impacts the quality of legislation, oversight of the implementation of laws, and representation of the interests of the entire state as well as of the individual voters.

The problems that the parliamentary reform is meant to address include the following:

Implementation of parliamentary reform

(January-February 2018)

One of the key reforms is the parliamentary reform, which is focused on strengthening the Parliament’s institutional capacity and ensuring fulfillment of its main functions: legislative, oversight, and representative. Effective performance of these functions directly impacts the quality of legislation, oversight of the implementation of laws, and representation of the interests of the entire state as well as of the individual voters.

The problems that the parliamentary reform is meant to address include the following:

Monitoring of Compliance with the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine during the 7th Session of 8th Convocation

I. Meeting of the Conciliation Board of Deputy Factions (Deputy Groups)

1. The complete name of the event, “Meeting of the Conciliation Board of Deputy Factions (Deputy Groups)” (below, the CB), was not given on the main page of the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Instead, meetings of “the Conciliation Board” were announced.

On putting on the agenda a number of draft laws (main and alternative) on the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine

The website of the VR of Ukraine has presented the weekly agenda of the 8th session of the VR of Ukraine of 8th convocation for the February 5 to 9, 2018, plenary week. This draft must be discussed at the meeting of the Conciliation Board of deputy factions and deputy groups on Monday, February 5.

On consideration of draft laws “On the High Anti-Corruption Court”

On September 30, 2016, Law of Ukraine No. 1401-8 “On Amending the Constitution of Ukraine (Concerning Justice)” and Law of Ukraine No. 1402-8 “On the Judicial System and the Status of Judges” (new version) took effect; these Laws provided for the creation, within the judicial system, of the High Anti-Corruption Court with the status of a high specialized court. Before the High Anti-Corruption Court is created and starts functioning, however, a Law regulating the procedure for its formation and operation must be adopted.

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