Rules of Procedure

Monitoring of Compliance with the Law of Ukraine “On the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine” during the plenary week July 10-14, 2017

This week we can say again that there were no flagrant violations of the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada, except for the second reading of the draft law on the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. As regards putting new draft laws and resolutions on the agenda this process is rather lively, whereas the processing of legislative acts already pending consideration cannot be described as successful. Of the 41 legislative acts (not counting resolutions) that were on the agenda during the July 10-14 plenary week, only 12 were reviewed.

Compliance with the Law of Ukraine “On the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine” during the plenary week June 19-23, 2017

Even though there were no gross violations of the Rules of Procedure during this plenary week, it should be mentioned that the efficiency of the Parliament in the sphere of its lawmaking activity continues to be rather low. Except for that part of its work which relates to putting new draft laws and resolutions on the agenda, which is rather lively, the processing of legislative acts pending consideration cannot be described as successful. Of the 67 legislative acts included in the agenda of the June 19-23 plenary week, only 21 were considered.

Compliance with the Law of Ukraine “On the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine” during the plenary week June 6-9, 2017

Compliance with the Law of Ukraine “On the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine” during the plenary week June 6-9, 2017

During the plenary week under review, no gross violations of the Rules of Procedure were observed in the work of the chair of the meetings; however, there were a lot of things attesting to the fact that there had been no significant improvement so far in the work of Ukraine’s legislative body. It should be emphasized that this primarily results from the lack of parliamentary reform. At present, the main problem consists in the noncompliance of some provisions of the Rules of Procedure with the provisions of the current Constitution. This has been substantially slowing down the work of the Verkhovna Rada for three years and three months already.

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