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LAW OF UKRAINE

of October 16, 1996 No. 422/96-BP

About the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

(as amended on 10-12-2015)

Section I. Bases of the constitutional judicial system

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Status of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Constitutional court of Ukraine - the single body of the constitutional jurisdiction in Ukraine.

The constitutional court of Ukraine is legal entity, has seal with the image of the State Emblem of Ukraine and the name.

Article 2. Task of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Task of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is guaranteeing rule of the Constitution of Ukraine as Fundamental Law of the state in all territory of Ukraine.

Article 3. Normative regulation of activities of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The organization, powers and procedure for activities of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are determined by the Constitution of Ukraine and this Law.

The constitutional court of Ukraine adopts the acts regulating the organization of its internal work according to this Law.

Article 4. Basic principles of activities of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Activities of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are based on the principles of supremacy of law, independence, collective nature, equality of judges, publicity, completeness and thoroughness of hearing of cases and justification of the decisions made by it.

Article 5. Structure of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The constitutional court of Ukraine consists of eighteen judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The president of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and congress of judges of Ukraine appoint six judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

Article 6.

Iskluchena

Article 7. Procedure for appointment of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appoints judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine by secret vote by submission of bulletins.

Offers on candidates for positions of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are made by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and also can bring at least 1/4 People's Deputies of Ukraine from the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; at the same time the deputy has the right to append the signature under the offer on promotion only of one candidate and these signatures of deputies do not respond. The relevant Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine represents to the Verkhovna Rada the conclusions on each nomination on judgeship of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine made in accordance with the established procedure.

The candidates who got the maximum number of votes of deputies, but more than a half of voices of deputies from the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine are considered appointed to positions of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. If several candidates gained identical number of votes and after their appointment the number of judges, necessary for appointment, would be exceeded, concerning these candidates repeated vote is taken.

In case of the termination of powers of the judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine which was appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appoints other person to this position.

By results of vote by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine resolutions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on appointment of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are signed.

Article 8. Procedure for appointment of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine congress of judges of Ukraine

The congress of judges of Ukraine according to the proposal of delegates of congress open voting by a majority vote of the present delegates of congress nominates to positions of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for inclusion in bulletins for secret vote.

Appointed to judgeship of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is considered the candidate who as a result of secret vote received majority of votes from number of the elected delegates of congress of judges of Ukraine.

If vote is taken on candidates which number exceeds quota for position assignment of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, candidates who under the condition determined in part two of this Article collected more votes, than other candidates for these positions are considered appointed.

In case of the termination of powers of the judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine which was appointed congress of judges of Ukraine the congress of judges of Ukraine in three-months time appoints other person to this position.

By results of vote by the chairman and secretary of congress decisions of congress of judges of Ukraine on appointment of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are signed.

Article 9. Term of office of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is appointed for a period of nine years without the right to be appointed repeatedly.

Article 10. Dress code and breastplate of the judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in case of departure of the obligations at plenary meeting, at meeting of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and in Board of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine shall be dressed in cloak.

The judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has the breastplate which description and form affirm the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Article 11. Attributes of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The integral attributes of the Assembly hall of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are the State Emblem of Ukraine and National Flag of Ukraine.

Article 12. Location of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The constitutional court of Ukraine is in the city of Kiev.

Chapter 2. Powers of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Article 13. Powers of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The constitutional court of Ukraine makes decisions and draws the conclusions on cases about:

1) constitutionalities of the laws and other legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine, acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;

2) compliance of the Constitution of Ukraine of the existing international treaties of Ukraine or those international treaties which are introduced in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for consent on their obligation;

3) observance of constitutional process of investigation and consideration of the case about removal of the President of Ukraine from post according to the procedure of impeachment in the limits determined by articles 111 and 151 of the Constitution of Ukraine;

4) official interpretation of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine;

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