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LAW OF UKRAINE

of March 4, 1998 No. 160/98-BP

About the state protection of public authorities of Ukraine and officials

(as amended on 17-06-2020)

Section I. General principles

Article 1. Concept of the state protection of public authorities of Ukraine and officials

The state protection of public authorities of Ukraine and officials (further - the state protection) is system of organization-legal, regime, operational search, technical and other measures which are performed by specially authorized state bodies for the purpose of ensuring normal functioning of public authorities of Ukraine, safety of the officials and objects determined by this Law.

Are not considered as the state protection regulated by this Law, measures of security nature which are performed by state bodies for the purpose of safety of participants of criminal trial, other persons and objects, except determined by this Law.

Article 2. Legal basis of the state protection

The legal basis of the state protection is constituted by the Constitution of Ukraine, the international agreements of Ukraine, this and other laws of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and also the departmental and interdepartmental regulatory legal acts governing the relations in the sphere of the state protection.

Article 3. Basic principles of the state protection

The state protection is performed on the principles of legality, continuity, respect for the rights, freedoms, advantage of man and citizen, one-man management.

Section II. Public authorities of Ukraine, officials and objects concerning which the state protection is performed

Article 4. State protection of public authorities of Ukraine

The state protection is performed in the relation:

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;

Constitutional court of Ukraine;

Supreme Court.

Article 5. Safety of the President of Ukraine

To the president of Ukraine safety in places of its permanent and temporary stay by implementation of the state protection is ensured.

During the term of office of the President of Ukraine safety of the members of his family living together with it or accompanying it is also ensured.

After the termination of powers the President of Ukraine is provided with the state protection for life if only he was not displaced from post according to the procedure of impeachment.

Article 6. Safety of officials

In places of permanent and temporary stay safety is ensured:

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

Prime Minister of Ukraine;

Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine;

Chairman of the Supreme Court;

First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

First vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine;

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;

 Attorney-General;

During the term of office of the officials specified in this Article safety of members of their families living together with them or accompanying them is also ensured.

After the termination of powers the specified officials are provided with the state protection within year, except introduction cases in legal force of conviction against them.

Article 7. Safety of other persons

Part one is excluded according to the Law of Ukraine of 08.04.2014 No. 1184-VII

The state protection is performed concerning Chapters of foreign states, parliaments and the governments and members of their families, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, heads of the international organizations (other officials of the international organizations) which arrive to Ukraine or are in its territory as a part of official delegations or visit Ukraine by the invitation of public authorities. The list of officials of the international organizations concerning whom the state protection is performed is determined by the President of Ukraine.

The state protection in the presence of threat of life or to health can be performed concerning People's Deputies of Ukraine, cabinet ministers of Ukraine, heads of the central executive bodies who are not cabinet ministers of Ukraine, judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the Supreme Court, the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Chairman of the board of ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

The decision on feasibility of implementation of the state protection concerning persons specified in part three of this Article the President of Ukraine on representation of officials, representatives accepts to act on behalf of relevant organs of the government, or on representation of the Head of department of the state protection of Ukraine.

Article 8. Obligations and the rights of persons concerning which the state protection is performed

Persons concerning whom the state protection is performed shall treat responsibly own safety, assist bodies of the state protection in implementation of the tasks assigned to them.

Persons concerning whom the state protection is performed have the right on:

1) receipt of information on measures of ensuring their safety;

2) consent on candidates of persons which will directly provide their bodyguard;

3) temporary refusal in writing of bodyguard, assuming complete responsibility for possible negative consequences of this action.

Article 9. Objects concerning which the state protection is performed

The state protection is performed concerning buildings where work the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Ukraine, the constructions and special vehicles which are in their use, other places of permanent and temporary finding of persons protected according to this Law, important state objects and the territories and water areas determined by the President of Ukraine adjoining to them.

To buildings where work the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and also building where other public authorities of Ukraine concerning which the state protection according to this Law is performed work, persons with cold or firearms (except persons who according to this Law perform the state protection of the respective building), and also persons with explosives, means of blasting, ammunition of all types and samples, educational or imitating ammunition, flammable liquids or solid flammable substances, pyrotechnic means are not allowed.

Section III. Implementation of the state protection

Article 10. The bodies performing the state protection

The state protection is performed by Management of the state protection of Ukraine.

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