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LAW OF UKRAINE

of March 25, 1992 No. 2229-XII

About the Security Service of Ukraine

(as amended on 30-03-2021)

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Security Service of Ukraine

The Security Service of Ukraine - state body of special purpose with law-enforcement functions which ensures state security of Ukraine.

The Security Service of Ukraine is subordinated to the President of Ukraine

Article 2. Tasks of the Security Service of Ukraine

Protection of the state sovereignty, the constitutional system, territorial integrity, economic, scientific and technical and defensive capacity of Ukraine, legitimate interests of the state and the rights of citizens against prospecting subversive activities of foreign special services, encroachments from the separate organizations, groups and persons is assigned to the Security Service of Ukraine within the competence determined by the legislation, and also ensuring protection of the state secret.

Tasks of the Security Service of Ukraine also include the prevention, identification, suppression and disclosure of criminal offenses against the world and safety of mankind, terrorism, corruption and organized criminal activities in the sphere of management and economy, other illegal actions which are directly creating threat to the vital interests of Ukraine.

Article 3. Principles of activities of the Security Service of Ukraine

Activities of the Security Service of Ukraine, its bodies and employees are based on the principles of legality, respect for the rights and advantage of the personality, extra party membership and responsibility to the people of Ukraine.

In operational and service activity the Security Service of Ukraine observes the principles of combination of one-man management and collective nature, publicity and conspiracy.

Article 4. Legal basis of activities of the Security Service of Ukraine

The legal basis of activities of the Security Service of Ukraine is constituted by the Constitution of Ukraine, this Law and other acts of the legislation of Ukraine, the corresponding international legal acts recognized by Ukraine.

Article 5. Activities of the Security Service of Ukraine and human right

Activities of the Security Service of Ukraine are performed on the basis of observance of human rights and freedoms. Bodies and security service specialists of Ukraine shall respect advantage of the person and show to it the humane relation, not allow disclosure of data on private life of the person. In exceptional cases for the purpose of suppression and disclosure of high treasons the separate rights and personal freedoms can be temporarily limited according to the procedure and the limits determined by the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine.

Illegal restriction of legitimate rights and human freedoms inadmissibly and attracts responsibility according to the legislation.

The body of the Security Service of Ukraine in case of violation by his employees on duty of the rights or human freedoms shall take measures to recovery of these rights and freedoms to compensation of the caused moral and material damage, involvement of guilty persons to responsibility.

The Security Service of Ukraine upon the demand of citizens of Ukraine shall offer to them written explanations concerning restriction of their rights or freedoms in a month. Such persons have the right to appeal wrongful acts of official (office) persons and bodies of the Security Service of Ukraine in court.

Article 6. Extra party membership of the Security Service of Ukraine

Use of the Security Service of Ukraine in party, group or private interests is not allowed.

Activities of the batches, movements and other public associations pursuing political goals in the Security Service of Ukraine are forbidden.

For service or work on the employment contract membership of security service specialists of Ukraine in such associations stops.

As the exception, is allowed membership of the workers who signed the employment contract with the Security Service of Ukraine in labor unions.

Article 7. Public right to information on activities of the Security Service of Ukraine

The Security Service of Ukraine informs on the activities through mass media, by provision of replies to the requests on access to public information and in other forms in the procedure determined by the legislation.

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