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Human rights in Ukraine – 2005: VI. THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION

   

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The situation with access to information was very much in the focus of public attention in 2005, with people eager to see whether the new regime would keep the promises they had made during the Orange Revolution to make the authorities more transparent and open. Things did not, it transpired, change as had been promised, however, under pressure from the public there was on the whole an improvement in access to information. In this unit we provide a brief account of events in this area which is fundamental for the enjoyment of all rights and freedoms.

OVERVIEW OF NEW LEGISLATION[2]

In April 2005 the President instructed the Ministry of Justice to prepare two draft laws on access to information and on openness of information by the authorities. The Ministry of Justice began considering draft laws on amendments and supplements to the Law «On information», prepared by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group and the State Committee on Television and Radio Broadcasting. In addition, at the end of the year, State Deputy Viktor Musiyaka tabled a draft law in parliament on access to information, drawn up by the Centre for Political and Legal Reform. Nonetheless in the course of the year not one draft law was reviewed. At the beginning of 2006 the Ministry of Justice finally chose to stay with the KHPG draft law and began preparing this to be presented from the Cabinet of Ministers. One would hope that in 2006 the draft bill will begin its review procedure by the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament). The draft law «On openness of information by the authorities», which had previously been passed at its first reading, was unfortunately rejected on its second review by Parliament.

At the end of 2005 the Verkhovna Rada adopted some progressive laws improving access to information, namely: the Law «On access to court rulings» from 22.12.2006 (coming into force from 1 June 2006), and the Law «On introducing amendments to the Civil Code of Ukraine in connection with the right to information» from 22.12.2005. The first Law on access to court rulings makes it possible to achieve greater openness among the judiciary. The given law complies with international standards, is logically constructed and considerably simplifies the procedure for access to court rulings through the creation of a Single State Register of Court Rulings (hereafter the Register). According to the Law, this Register is an automated system for collecting, storing, protecting, registering, searching for and providing electronic copies of court rulings (rulings, court orders, resolutions, verdicts, decisions). It is the duty of the State Court Administration of Ukraine to ensure the implementation of the Single State Register of Court Rulings.

It is planned that by the time the Law comes into force on 01.06.2006 the constant inclusion into the Single State Register of Court Rulings will have been ensured of decisions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the higher specialized courts, the appeal and local administrative courts, the appeal and local economic courts, the appeal general courts, while the introduction of court rulings from local general courts will have been achieved not later than 1 January 2007

An important innovation of this Law is the fact that access to court rulings added to the Register will be available at any time free of charge on an official website of the Ukrainian judiciary. This access is full, with one single restriction: court rulings on open general access through their publication on the official website of the judiciary, or officially published in print, must not disclose information which could lead to the identification of individuals. Such information must be replaced by letters or numbers to denote the person. The need for such a restriction is determined by the need to safeguard the right to privacy set down in Article 32 of the Constitution of Ukraine. The Law deems Information which makes it possible to identify an individual to be: names (first name, patronymic, last name / surname) of individuals, the addresses of the place of residence or where individuals are staying, telephone numbers or numbers of other means of communication, email addresses, identification numbers (codes) and registration numbers of means of transport. In addition, the texts of court rulings, on general open access, may not disclose information where, in order to ensure that the said information was not divulged, a court decision was taken to review the case in a court hearing behind closed doors.

The Law also provides regulation of issues involving protection of information being added to the Register, of reproduction and other use of court rulings, official publication of court rulings, the procedure for access to court rulings by interested individuals, complaints procedure in the event that a person is refused access to a court ruling.

The Law «On introducing amendments to the Civil Code of Ukraine in connection with the right to information», adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 12 December 2005 amended provisions in Articles 23, 277, 278, 296, 301 and 302 of the Civil Code. For example, the wording of Article 277 was refined. The previous version of Part 3 of Article 277 had the incorrect statement: «it is considered that negative information disseminated about an individual is untruthful». Precisely in order to avoid ambiguity in interpretation of this norm by the courts, Part 3 of Article 277 was altered in the next version to read: «negative information disseminated about an individual shall be considered untruthful unless the individual who disseminated the information provides proof to the contrary». The provision has been removed from Article 302 of the Civil Code which read: «… it is also not permitted to collect information which is a state secret or the confidential information of a legal entity» This is undoubtedly an extremely important improvement since it effectively negates the amendments to the Law on the press passed on 11 May 2004 which narrowed the norm enshrined in Article 34 of the Constitution stating that «Everyone has the right to freely collect, store, use and disseminate information by oral, written or other means of his or her choice». Nonetheless, the said amendments to the Law on the press need to be directly revoked.

A new version of the List of Items of Information which constitute a State Secret (hereafter LIISS) approved by the Security Service (SBU) with Order № 440 on 12.08.2005 and registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine as № 902/11182 from 17.08.2005 was made public in August 2005.

This document differs from its predecessor in that it includes definitions of auxiliary words and terms, and in each Article the institution is also named whose state experts have designated any given item of information as a state secret. This is undoubtedly a positive feature of the new version of the LIISS.

The new LIISS contains almost 50 more articles however there is not so very much new information which is now classified as state secrets. Some of the articles have been given in more detail and reformulated, thus increasing the number of articles. Among entirely new items added to the LIISS, it is worth noting information about specific indicators of the influence of meteorological conditions on the activities of the Armed Forces, their tactics (Article. 1.2.5), the organization of covert management of armed forces (Article 1.5.5), plans for field hunter contact (Article 1.7.3), about the long-term prognoses and assessments of central executive bodies concerning the prospects for the strategic development of bilateral (multilateral) cooperation on issues of Ukraine’s foreign political activities (Article 3.1.5), about statistical indicators on investigative operations and counter-intelligence activity which make it possible to estimate the numbers of operational forces and means which are used for carrying out this activity (Article 4.4.8), about the moral and psychological state within the armed forces (1.2.1, 1.2.2, 4.6.4) and the psychogenic losses (1.2.3), about the guarding and defence of Ukraine’s diplomatic representations abroad (4.7.4, 4.7.5).

A more detailed analysis of the LIISS raises questions as to the expediency of certain formulations, as well as the legitimacy of classifying certain information as secret.

In accordance with Point 22 of Article 85 of the Constitution of Ukraine the definition of the structure, functions, and numerical strength as a whole of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations, as well as those of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, is approved by the Verkhovna Rada and may not therefore be classified as secret.

For this reason the information in Article 1.1.6 of the LIISS needs to be removed from the list of state secrets. The same applies to Article 4.1.11 which classifies as secret the staff numbers, including those in total for the SBU and the Department of the National Guard[3]. Yet why should these facts be secret?

How can the cost of providing weapons (Article 1.4.7) for the Armed forces, the State Tax Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs constitute a state secret? After all, Article 4 § 5 of the Law of Ukraine «On democratic civilian control over military organization and state law enforcement bodies» envisages civilian monitoring to be carried out over «transparency of expenditure on national security and defence».

It is thoroughly inexplicable why and in what way the LIISS deems the supplies of materials and medical items as a whole to the Armed Forces to be a state secret (Article 1.4.8), when the numerical strength of the forces as a whole is not classified information.

Articles 1.11.5, 1.11.7 і 1.11.8 which relate to topographical information would seem somewhat out of date given the fact that satellites from space provide any hypothetical opponent the opportunity to create extremely accurate and high-quality maps.

Article 3.1.5 prohibits in essence any analytical prognoses and assessments of the activity of Ukraine in the international arena since this could in one way or another have an influence on potential cooperation. If the Article is applied in its present form, then Ukraine will again become a closed state with unclear aims for its foreign contacts and cooperation.

It remains baffling as to how the extent of revenue from the export of weapons could present a danger to Ukraine’s national interests and security (Articles 3.2.4, 3.2.5). It should be noted that these issues are very vigorously discussed in the mass media, including on television, with the participation of the manufacturers of the weapons, scientists and representatives of the authorities.

Article 4.2.7 following an application from all departments – intelligence, the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Guard, the border guard service, the tax service, designates as state secret «the number of premises which, on a confidential basis, are used, prepared for use or were previously used» to undertake tasks of operative activity. One wonders how this statistical figure could have a negative impact on the results of investigative operations however its classification as secret gives wide scope for machinations and corruption in the property sphere in each of the above-mentioned services.

In the same way the classification of statistical information about investigative and intelligence operations in particular directions (Article 4.4.8) allows extremely broad scope for violations of human rights without any responsibility for their actions. The article, it is true, does relate to the kind of information which makes it possible to estimate the numbers of operational forces and means which were used to carry out the particular activity. However this cannot stop the classification of such data as, for example, the number of warrants issued for interception of information from communications channels (telephones, mobile telephones, electronic mail, the Internet, etc), the duration of these investigative operations and their results (how many of the activities led to a court consideration of the case for the investigation of which such tapping was used). It is on the other hand possible to use the tapping for any purpose at the discretion of the security services, as has been noted more than once by high-ranking state officials, politicians, journalists, etc.

It is unclear what kind of information is referred to in Articles 4.11.16 and 4.12.1, which can cause the classification by state experts of material from court cases and detective inquiry work. If the disclosure of this information «can harm national interests and security», then this information should be made a state secret and its classification in this case is discussed in Articles 4.12.2 and 4.12.3. If not, however, then the material should be openly available. One has the impression that all enforcement bodies have introduced Articles 4.11.16 and 4.12.1 into the LIISS so as to enable them at their own discretion and in their own interests to make secret effectively any material from the detective inquiry stage or court cases.

Almost all of the flaws listed here were also inherent in the previous LIISS.

In our opinion, Articles in the LIISS referring to the «moral and psychological state of personnel» should be removed. Making this information secret is the height of unscrupulousness and folly. The LIISS fails to provide any definition for the very term «moral and psychological state» or any information with regard to it. In Articles 1.2.1 and 4.6.4 there is simply reference to the classification as secret of information about the moral and psychological state among the military (the Armed Forced and the State Tax Service) which make it possible to establish the combat readiness of military troops. From general considerations alone, it is clear that moral and psychological state is determined not only by combat readiness (which the experts have concerned themselves with separately), but first and foremost by the relations between officers or ensigns and the soldiers, between the soldiers themselves, that is, the so-called regulated (or not regulated) relations, the everyday conditions and medical service, the possibilities for social contact and visits to the unit by relatives or friends of the soldiers, representatives of civic organizations, etc. In this way, information about «didivshchyna» [bullying or worse of conscripts by officers or more senior soldiers], the quality of food, the use of soldiers for other than intended purposes and other negative features of military conscription can be considered a state secret. It is therefore obvious that information about the psychogenic losses of personnel can also be classified information (Article 1.2.3).

As for information about the effectiveness of the provision of moral and psychological preparation and use of the military which make it possible to determine their level of combat readiness (Articles 1.2.1, 4.6.4), here it is entirely baffling as to what is meant – perhaps they have in mind the effectiveness of the influence of those indicators which were listed above, or else maybe they are referring to such kind of secret psychological or psychogenic programs which could influence fighting readiness. All of this can lead to major violations of human rights, whereas Article 8 of the law of Ukraine «On state secrets» prohibits the classification as secret of any information regarding cases of violations of human and civil rights and liberties.

As for Article 1.2.2 which classifies «information about the moral and psychological situation in regions where the military (forces) are being used, which makes it possible to establish their level of combat readiness», this is a vivid illustration of how General Military Headquarters, whose experts have included in the LIISS all of the above-mentioned Articles (1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3) wish to shut away, and separate the army from that very society which the army is supposed to defend. What exactly did the experts have in mind in determining what needed to be classified as secret – panic among the population, the attitude of the population to the use of the military, acts of the military in relation to the population, and so forth? And how can that be made secret, unless one maybe surrounds the entire region where the troops are mobilized? Here too it will become clear enough that the situation is not good. Furthermore, the same Article 8 of the law of Ukraine «On state secrets» prohibits the classification of any information about emergency situations, the state of affairs regarding law and order, cases of violations of human and civil rights and liberties.

These are extremely cynical and disturbing articles, this being confirmed as well by Article 1.2.3 about the psychogenic losses of personnel which first of all depend on the moral and psychological condition in the military and in regions where the military are mobilized. In fact, however, psychogenic losses can arise as a result of the unscrupulous and sometimes unprofessional work of medical commissions which allow clearly unwell young men to be called up, this seriously undermining not only the authority, but also the fighting capacity of the army.

One should, to be fair, mention that some articles of the previous LIISS which had aroused criticism have been removed (for example, about the prospects for cooperation between the SBU and security services of other countries, about the description of routes leading to large railway junctions, stations, etc), while some, for example, that regarding the death penalty have been formulated more correctly.

 

1.2. ACCESS TO NORMATIVE LEGAL ACTS

This issue was analyzed in detail in the Report «Human Rights in Ukraine – 2004». The situation in 2005 changed little. The Law on rules and procedure for making normative legal acts public was still not passed, and the Ministry of Justice instead issued a departmental instruction which cannot replace a law. The Presidential Decree №503 from 10 June 1997 «On rules and procedure for official publication of normative legal acts, and for their entering into force», was not revoked, and as before, a large number of normative legal acts were not published. There still remain a lot of classified departmental instructions which for employees of the corresponding departments would appear to bear more weight than the Constitution or laws of Ukraine. Normative acts passed by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, as before, are not registered with the Ministry of Justice in accordance with the Presidential Decree №493 from 21 May 1998 this resulting in a great many of the Prosecutor General’s normative legal acts not being published. This unacceptable situation must be rectified, with all open access normative legal acts issued by state executive bodies being published and placed on computerized law systems.

Certain progress was achieved as regards the use of the illegal stamps restricting access «Not to be printed», «Not to be published» and «For official use only». This improvement was the result of a widespread campaign to draw the public’s attention to the issue, involving open letters to the President, civil law suits, the joined forces of a broad range of «Maidan» Alliance civic activists, etc[4] The campaign was launched at the end of January 2005, and has so far achieved the following results:

There has firstly been a substantial decrease in the number of normative acts which are assigned illegal stamps restricting access. Whereas President Kuchma issued around 900 acts bearing such stamps, Prime Minister Yanukovych – approximately 100, President Yushchenko has issued 44 (42 Decrees, 2 Instructions, of which 40 were passed before 1 April, and since 1 November 2005 there has not been one). Yulia Tymoshenko when Prime Minister issued 15 (13 «Not to be printed», as well as two Instructions under the stamp «For official use only»), while Yury Yekhanurov, who succeeded her, published none (except for one resolution bearing the stamp «For official use only»). One can state that the practice of using the illegal stamps «Not to be printed» and «Not to be published» has stopped.

Secondly, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has acknowledged that the use of stamps restricting access not allowed for by legislation is illegal. (cf. the Letter from the Ministry in Appendix 1).

Thirdly, after repeated demands from human rights and civic activists, the Ministry of Justice provided the names first of 96 resolutions and instructions issued under the government of Viktor Yanukovych, and then of 295 acts issued by all Ukrainian governments with the stamp «Not to be printed» (the list of these 295 acts is provided in Appendix 2) beginning from January 2001. The Ministry of Justice also stated that «in accordance with the instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the chief designers of legislative acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine are presently undertaking an expert assessment of those legislative acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine bearing the stamps «Not to be printed» and «Not to be published» (in accordance with the Instructions for the procedure of accounting, storage and use of documents, cases, publications and other physical forms of information, containing confidential information which is the property of the State, approved by Resolution № 1893 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 27 November 1998).

Should confidential information which is the property of the State be found, proposals will be prepared for classifying the said acts with a stamp restricting access which is allowed for under Ukrainian legislation. If such information is not found to be present, then proposals will be issued to have the stamps «Not to be printed» and «Not to be published» removed , and to have the acts published in accordance with established procedure.

It will be seen that an analysis of the names of these normative acts demonstrates that there were a fair number of documents on matters of defence. However, with regard to the majority of documents, serious suspicions are aroused both as to the justification for their having been classified as secret, and as concerns the legality of carrying out the activities which the acts envisage. Such documents can be divided into three categories: corrupt activities; various perks and benefits for high-ranking officials; behind the scenes political deals. The question is clear and straightforward: if there is nothing illegal in these acts, why conceal them from the people?

We would note that the President’s Secretariat has still not dared to disclose even the names of acts issued by the President with illegal stamps, and this has led to civil law suits.

Nor does the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine wish to divulge its normative acts carrying illegal stamps. It was precisely through such acts that state program documents were approved defining development strategy for Ukraine’s fuel and energy complex however the content of some of the said acts remains unknown. While these issues are the source of ever more intense interest from the public, and are the subject of prominent publications in the mass media, as well as in pre-election political polemics, the state authorities have still not created mechanisms to provide an adequate level of openness and public participation in drawing up fundamental strategic issues on developing the fuel and energy sector and ensuring Ukraine’s energy security.

The content of «The national program for the development of energy policy up to 2010», which was approved by Resolution № 191/96-VR of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine from 15 May 1996 still remains concealed from the public under the stamp «Not to be printed». This is a clear violation of Article 34 of the Constitution, since it is manifestly plain that classifying the content of this Program does not comply with any of the criteria for designating information a state secret in the sphere of economics, science and technology as stipulated in Article 8 of the Law of Ukraine «On state secrets»,
In 2005 under the leadership of the Cabinet of Ministers plans were drawn up for «A Strategy for the development of the fuel and energy sector up till 2030» and the «Key directions for Ukraine’s energy strategy up till 2030, and further prospects». The draft plans for these documents are being looked at by various state bodies, and they have been presented to international donor organizations, in particular, the World Bank. At the same time, the process of preparing and discussing them remains virtually closed to the public. Following approaches from Ukrainian nongovernmental organizations suggesting that public discussion be conducted on the substance of the programs for energy strategies, the only response from the highest state executive bodies has been to say that the programs have been placed on the official website of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine. For its part, the said Ministry pays no heed to suggestions that there should be public participation in decision making on Ukraine’s energy strategy.

It should be noted that all of the above-mentioned programs are universally mandatory political acts. They are a component part not only of energy, but also of environmental, policy since the measures they set out are likely to have an impact on the environment, as well as on the level of national security. In the given cases, pursuant to Articles 6 and 7 of the international Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters (the Aarhus Convention), Ukraine must ensure public participation in the process of drawing up such documents at an early stage when the opportunities are still available to review different options, and when such participation by members of the public can be most effective.
It is to be regretted that one can receive no substantive answers regarding the authority to use stamps restricting access and other forms of restrictions on access to fundamental state documents from the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. For example, in 2005, no responses were received to the formal requests for information from representatives of civic organizations’ with regard to what authority the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has to apply stamps restricting access to information in general, and in the specific instance, to use the stamp «Not to be printed», when passing the Resolution № 191/96-VR of the Verkhovna Rada from 15 May 1996, as well as information about the number of normative acts passed by the Verkhovna Rada between 2000 and 2005 with the stamps restricting access «Not to be printed» and «For official use only».
It is thus clear that the campaign against the use of stamps restricting access must continue until all documents of public significance have been disclosed.

 

1.3. PRACTICE WITH REGARD TO ACCESS TO INFORMATION

In 2005 and 2006, human rights organizations twice submitted formal requests of information asking for official statistics regarding the human rights situation in the country both at national and regional levels. . Formal requests for information were sent at the same time to most central state executive bodies, to the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court, to the Prosecutor General’s office, the State Court Administration, to the regional bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the Prosecutor General, the Ministry of Justice, the State Court Administration, the State Committee on Television and Radio Broadcasting, to appeal courts, regional state administrations, as well as to bodies of local self-government. The statistical data initially requested was for 2003, 2004, and for the first 6 months of 2005, then later for all of 2005. Where there was no response or a refusal to provide one of the participants in the campaign with the information sought, civil suits were filed against the illegal actions (inaction) of the specific body. This campaign is still continuing, but one can already draw certain conclusions.

In accordance with Articles 32-34 of the Law ‘On Information’, requests for information must be considered by the relevant departments within 10 days and before the expiry of that period the state body is obliged to inform the person who made the request in writing whether or not the information can be provided. Furthermore, an explanation must be given for a negative response. The information requested must be provided within one month. If the information cannot be given within one month, the state body is obliged to provide notification of delay, explain the reason why the information cannot be provided within this timescale, and must give a date when the information will be available.

Virtually no central or regional state body which was sent a request for information responded within 10 days to indicate whether the requested information would be provided, or with a refusal to provide it. The responses within this period were the exception, rather than the rule. Overall 295 requests for information were sent. In 124 cases the information sought was provided, in 51 – the request for information was turned down, while 120 of those sent our letters did not reply at all. 111 repeat requests were sent out, with only 9 eliciting the information sought. Experience shows that where the request for information is fulfilled, the response is generally sent within the legally stipulated time period (this period was only exceeded in 18 cases, mainly in responses from the Ministry of Defence).

Correspondence with central state bodies leads one to conclude that the least open state body remains, as previously, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (which ignored all requests for information except one where a pro-forma answer was given), the Prosecutor General’s office and the Security Service of Ukraine. The Supreme Court was significantly worse at responding to the requests for information than they had been previously. While the Supreme Court and the Prosecutor General’s office did not respond to virtually any of the letters asking for information (redirecting a certain number to the State Court Administration of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs from where answers were received), the responses -«pro-forma» words from the Security Service of Ukraine were characterized by a conscious and open lack of will to provide the information requested, with the reasons provided being, in our opinion, pseudo-legalistic. In general one can state that the grounds for refusing to provide information which is «open under the rules of access» did not comply with Article 34 of the Constitution of Ukraine and amounted to a violation of the constitutional right to information. It should, in addition, be mentioned that some of the reasons given for refusing to provide the information by prosecutor’s offices incline one to think that there is a need for an «anthology of humour» for prosecutor’s office judgments, as well as confirming the general lowering of the level of legal education, and as a result, a reduced level of professionalism among employees of the prosecutor’s office. Among the reasons for not fulfilling the requests for information we would cite the following:

–  Bodies of the Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine are not bodies of legislative, executive or judicial branches of power and are therefore not obliged to provide information in response to such formal requests for information, as demanded by Article 32 of the Law of Ukraine «On information»;

–  Pursuant to Article 9 «each citizen is ensured free access to information which affects him or her personally, aside from cases foreseen by the laws of Ukraine. However, from the content of your request for information, it is not clear which specific rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the organization which you head are to be exercised by the information which you ask for, or how this affects you personally. For this reason, your right as a citizen and the head of the Odessa Region Branch of the All-Ukrainian civic organization «the Committee of Voters of Ukraine» to receive the information is not accepted, as a result of which there are no legal grounds for providing it. The issue of citizens’ conclusions is not envisaged by current legislation.

–  This information is only provided by the highest bodies of the Prosecutor’s office.

On the other hand, one can also point to a constructive attitude to the compliance with the Law «On information» by the State Court Administration which neither ignored the formal requests for information, nor refused to provide the information for no reason, but consistently gave comprehensive responses to all requests. We should also mention that there has been a marked improvement in how the Ministry of Internal Affairs responds to requests for information.

At the same time, one must note the total lack of understanding demonstrated by state bodies of the fact that only specific information is classified, not the documents as a whole. Instead, if even one provision of a document should be on restricted access, then access to the entire document is limited.

6 civil suits were filed with the court calling for the actions (in refusing to provide information), lack of action (in not responding to the formal requests for information) of state bodies to be recognized as unlawful. These suits were appealing against 15 refusals to provide information and 27 cases where no response to a request for information was received. Court proceedings are still continuing, however one can already see that state bodies very often claim that the responses were provided, however, they suggest, the post office lost them. At a court hearing the representatives of these bodies produce what is supposedly a copy of the response sent, and the courts on this basis try to terminate the court proceedings into the case.

With regard to regional state bodies, the situation is even worse, with around 30% of the institutions responding, most often after the time period envisaged by law has elapsed. A further 30-40% provided the information when sent the request again, but refusals to provide the information were more frequent than substantive responses. This does not apply to regional departments of the Ministry of Justice or of the State Court Administration which respond to the requests, usually within the time limit, much better than before, and regional departments of the MIA also respond to the requests for information. Regional bodies of the Prosecutor’s office were especially bad at responding to requests for information.

Overall, in our opinion, most state bodies and bodies of local self-government, as before, demonstrate an open lack of regard for their duty to provide all those interested individuals with information about their activities, in accordance with the Constitution and the Laws of Ukraine «On information» and «On citizens’ appeals». This shows, first and foremost, that most state bodies are in fact continuing to pay no attention to the public which have instructed them to carry out specific functions, and are entitled to find out about whether they have been implemented.

 

3. RECOMMENDATIONS

1. To declassify all normative legal acts classified with the stamps «Not to be printed» and «Not to be published», and to scrutinize documents classified as «for official use only» in order to establish whether their classified status is well-founded.

2. To adopt a new law on information which would guarantee the access to information in state bodies and bodies of local self-government on the basis of the Recommendations of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe № R 19 (1981), REC 2 (2002), 13 (2000) of the UN/ECE Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters (the Aarhus Convention – adopted on 25 June 1998 and ratified by Ukraine in 1999); as well as other international standards on freedom of information.

3. To review the norms of Article 15 of the Law of Ukraine «On state secrets» so as to allow for only a specific text containing a state secret to be classified, and not the document as a whole.

4. To analyze «The List of items of information that constitute State secrets» in order to decide whether the classification is warranted, applying the three-component test of the European Court of Human Rights for determining whether there is «damage» and «impact on public interests», as well as Article 47-1 of the Law «On information»;

5. To revoke the Decree of the President of Ukraine №493 from 21.05.1998. «On introducing amendments to some Decrees of the President of Ukraine on the state registration of normative legal acts».

6. To register all normative legal acts issued by the Prosecutor’s office with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

7. To create an open register of all normative acts of the prosecutor’s office and an open database of normative acts which concern citizens’ rights and duties..

8. To create the conditions enabling members of territorial communities to see all decisions passed by bodies of local self-government (depending on the conditions, in the most efficient manner). Thus, for example, where possible, to create websites of bodies of local self-government with mandatory placing there of a full register as well as the actual texts of all decisions passed.

9. To ensure the publication and access under an open regime to all decisions passed by local administrations (at the level of regions, as well as the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol).

10. Taking into consideration the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and principles of legislation on the freedom of information, to develop an educational course on international standards of access to information and practice of their application in Ukraine, and to carry out training for judges of local and appeal courts of all 27 regions of Ukraine and for state officials who work in public relations departments of state bodies and bodies of local self-government;

11. To run training courses for state officials on the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters

12 For representatives of the mass media, human rights and other civic organizations to monitor the efficiency of active and passive access to information at central and local levels, to use the courts more actively against the inaction of state officials with regard to the providing of information and refusals to provide information.

 

 

Appendix 1

 

Letter from the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

 

21.01.2006 № С-32705-22

To: O.Y. Severyn

 

Dear Oleksandr Yevhenovych,

The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has reviewed your letter concerning the grounds for the application of stamps restricting access to normative legal acts and has the following comments.

Classifying normative legal acts with stamps restricting access, which is not envisaged by legislation, is a violation of the rights of citizens to access to legal information. The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has carried out an analysis of acts issued by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine over the years 1991 – 2005 with the stamps restricting access: «Not to be printed» and «Not to be published» which are not allowed for by Ukrainian legislation.

As a result of their analysis, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has approached the Cabinet of Ministers suggesting that they give instructions with regard to the inadmissibility of future use of the above-mentioned stamps limiting access and to the publication of acts previously issued by the Cabinet of Ministers bearing these stamps.

The Deputy Minister,
M. M. Shupenya

 

Appendix 2

 

List of Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued in 2001 which bear stamps restricting access not envisaged in Ukrainian legislation

 

List number

Date of

Act

Number of

Act

Name of Act

Stamp

1

18.01.2001

33

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 23 December 1996 №1540

Not to

be

printed

2

31.01.2001

75

On approving the Program for defusing explosive objects remaining from the Second World War in the area of the cities of Sevastopol and Kerch for 2000 – 2005

Not to

be

printed

3

07.02.2001

105

On approving the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations in bodies of the state bailiffs’ service, and other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

4

22.03.2001

269

On the creation of a Military Institute of telecommunications and information systems of the National Technical University of Ukraine «The Kyiv Polytechnic» and the Scientific Centre of Communications and information systems of the Armed Forces

Not to

be

printed

5

28.03.2001

304

On ensuring the intake of Ukrainian citizens for conscripted military service in April – May 2001

Not to

be

printed

6

04.04.2001

316

On state support for the development of the rocket and space industry and the preservation of the scientific and technical potential of the state design bureau «Pivdenne» [«Southern»] named after M.K. Yangel.

Not to

be

printed

7

23.04.2001

378

On introducing amendments to the Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed (Point 2)

8

23.05.2001

564

On allocating funds for ensuring production work of the state enterprise «The Kherson shipping factory»

Not to

be

printed

9

23.05.2001

567

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

10

18.06.2001

658

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

11

19.07.2001

855

On approving the list of enterprises which are exempted from paying land tax in 2001, and the size of their pieces of land

Not to

be

printed

12

26.07.2001

866

On military training for students of higher educational institutions under the program for Officers of the Reserve

Not to

be

printed

13

26.07.2001

879

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

14

26.07.2001

882

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

15

09.08.2001

1007

On allocating funds to the Security Service for obtaining holographic protective elements

Not to

be

printed

16

13.09.2001

1168

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

17

21.09.2001

1218

On increasing the upper limit on the number of employees of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

18

10.10.2001

1309

On approving the Regulations on providing weaponry, ammunition, military technology, and other material means for formations and units of the internal forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in order to fulfil official fighting tasks during exceptional periods

Not to

be

printed

19

10.10.2001

1319

On measures for optimizing the comprehensive utilization of the military property of the Armed Forces.

Not to

be

printed

20

13.10.2001

1340

On approving the list of military – technical specializations and the number of conscripts to be trained in these specializations at educational institutions of the Society for the promotion of defence and in professional – technical institutions in 2002

Not to

be

printed

21

15.10.2001

1348

On feeding norms for work animals of military units, institutions, and organizations of the Armed Forces, other military formations, bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and institutions of the penal system

Not to

be

printed

 

 

22

26.10.2001

1400

On ensuring the intake of Ukrainian citizens for conscripted military service in October – November 2001

Not to

be

printed

23

16.11.2001

1490

On predicted figures for spending from state funds on defence requirements up to 2010

Not to

be

printed

24

17.11.2001

1518

On introducing appendices to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 26 July 2001 №866

Not to

be

printed

25

27.11.2001

1576

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 5 November №2062

Not to

be

printed

26

29.11.2001

1591

On introducing amendments to the rules and procedure for bringing into Ukraine firearms by representatives of the security services and bodyguards of heads of state and members of official delegations from foreign states.

Not to

be

printed

27

04.12.2001

1631

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 24 April 2000 №692

Not to

be

printed

28

28.12.2001

1771

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

29

15.02.2002

144

On the dismissal of Z.V. Kupik from the position of Head of the Board of the state joint stock company «Ukrainian Television and Radio Broadcasting»

Not to

be

printed

ЗО

01.03.2002

242

On introducing amendments to certain Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

31

29.03.2002

420

On ensuring the intake of Ukrainian citizens for conscripted military service in April – May 2002

Not to

be

printed

32

29.03.2002

422

On organizing work on liquidation of planes of the type Tu-22 and other aircraft carriers of nuclear weapons and means of bringing them down with the use of foreign material and technical assistance

Not to

be

printed

33

29.03.2002

430

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 16 December 1999 №2303

Not to

be

printed

34

11.04.2002

507

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 16 November 2001 №1490

Not to

be

printed

35

12.04.2002

512

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

36

13.05.2002

611

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 5 November 1999 №2062

Not to

be

printed

37

16.05.2002

636

On approving the list of geographic coordination points which define the position of the outer lines for calculating the width of the territorial sea of Ukraine in the Azov Sea

Not to

be

printed

38

17.05.2002

651

On approving the list of enterprises which are exempted from paying land tax in 2002, and the size of their pieces of land

Not to

be

printed

39

17.05.2002

654

On the signing of an Agreement between the Governments of Ukraine and of the Italian Republic on restructuring Ukraine’s debt

Not to

be

printed

40

30.05.2002

707

On approving a draft Agreement between the Governments of Ukraine and of the Republic of France on restructuring Ukraine’s debt and on authorizing its signing

Not to

be

printed

41

30.05.2002

708

On approving a draft Agreement between the Governments of Ukraine and of the United States of America on consolidation and restructuring of debt directly to the Government of the United States of America or an agent, or which is guaranteed or underwritten by them, and on authorizing its signing

Not to

be

printed

42

01.06.2002

746

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 10 October 2001 №1319

Not to

be

printed

43

13.06.2002

811

On approving official personnel for foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed (point 1)

44

13.06.2002

817

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 10 October 2001 №1319

Not to

be

printed

45

14.06.2002

835

On introducing amendments to some Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine or declaring them as no longer having legal force

Not to

be

printed (Point 1)

46

01.07.2002

868

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 26 July 2001 №866

Not to

be

printed

47

01.07.2002

874

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 4 April 2001 №316

Not to

be

printed

48

01.07.2002

913

On approving the composition of the Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed (Para 2 Point 1)

49

01.07.2002

923

On a business trip of A.V. Palamarchuk for the Ministry of Defence

Not to

be

printed

50

15.07.2002

1012

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

51

23.07.2002

1037

On annulling some Decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on awarding benefits to participants in business activity

Not to

be

printed

52

25.07.2002

1070

On giving the Yusupovsky Palace and Park Estate Complex the status of state residence

Not to be published

53

25.07.2002

1075

On a second additional issue of bonds on the state foreign debt for the year 2000

Not to

be

printed

54

25.07.2002

1080

On measures for carrying out an international program creating the «Cyclone – 4» Space rocket complex

Not to

be

printed

55

17.08.2002

1118

On allocating funds for carrying out urgent measures to ensure vital activities on the island Zmiyiny

Not to

be

printed

56

19.08.2002

1214

On introducing amendments to the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine, and of other military formations in state executive bodies or other civilian institutions, and the top military ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

57

29.08.2002

1252

On declaring the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 31 May 1994 №342 to be no longer in force

Not to

be

printed

58

29.08.2002

1312

On carrying out urgent work to liquidate an emergency situation at the state enterprise «Horlivsky Chemicals Factory»

Not to

be

printed

59

12.09.2002

1334

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

60

26.09.2002

1424

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 25 July 2002 №1075

Not to

be

printed

61

11.10.2002

1503

On approving a list of businesses of the concern «Bronetekhnika Ukraina» [Ammunition technology], the lists and scopes of goods which are covered by Point 22.28 of Article 22 of the Law of Ukraine «On taxing the profits of businesses»

Not to

be

printed

62

11.10.2002

1504

On approving an additional list of businesses of the concern «Bronetekhnika Ukraina» [Ammunition technology], the lists and scopes of goods which are covered by paragraphs of the first and second point of 11.32 Article 11 of the Law of Ukraine «On value added tax»

Not to

be

printed

63

11.10.2002

1505

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 13 December 999 №2289

Not to

be

printed

64

25.10.2002

1596

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

65

05.11.2002

1665

On approving the Regulations on a Government Commission on reform and development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other military formations, weaponry and military technology

Not to

be

printed

66

16.11.2002

1755

On establishing the width of the territorial sea of Ukraine in the Azov Sea

Not to

be

printed

67

16.11.2002

1780

On approving an additional list of businesses of the concern «Bronetekhnika Ukraina» [Ammunition technology], the lists and scopes of goods which are covered by paragraphs of the first and second point of 11.32 Article 11 of the Law of Ukraine «On value added tax»

Not to

be

printed

68

16.11.2002

1781

On approving a list of businesses of the concern «Bronetekhnika Ukraina», the lists and scopes of goods which are covered by Point 22.28 of Article 22 of the Law of Ukraine «On taxing the profits of businesses»

Not to

be

printed

69

25.12.2002

1972

On approving the list of military – technical specializations and the number of conscripts to be trained in these specializations at educational institutions of the Society for the promotion of defence and in professional – technical institutions in 2003

Not to

be

printed

70

25.12.2002

1982

On increasing the number of employees of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

71

26.12.2002

2038

On increasing the number of employees of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

72

28.12.2002

2045

On offsetting debt and relating accounts of electricity enterprises with the State Committee for the State Material Reserve

Not to

be

printed

73

16.01.2003

32

On the transfer of the Cultural Centre of Ukraine in Moscow to the Department of Administration of Affairs

Not to

be

printed

74

16.01.2003

41

On the procedure for delivery of products within the framework of the Agreement between Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on production and scientific-technical cooperation of businesses of defence areas of industry from 15 November 1993

Not to

be

printed

75

18.01.2003

59

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 7 February 2001 р. №105

Not to

be

printed

76

06.02.2003

163

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 5 November 1999 No. 2062

Not to

be

printed

77

12.03.2003

317

On the awarding of a Certificate of Merit of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

78

12.03.2003

320

On introducing amendments to the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine, and of other military formations in state executive bodies or other civilian institutions, and the top military ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

79

12.03.2003

323

On the conditions of remuneration for the work of managerial positions in the Centre for Technical Means of control and telecommunications systems of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Не для друку

80

15.03.2003

345

On introducing amendments to the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine, and of other military formations in state executive bodies or other civilian institutions, and the top military ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

81

26.04.2003

611

On annulling some legislative acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

82

15.05.2003

706

On approving the list of enterprises which are exempted from paying land tax in 2003, and the size of their pieces of land

Not to

be

printed

83

02.06.2003

820

On measures for the optimization of the network of military educational subdivisions of higher educational institutions

 

Not to

be

printed

84

02.06.2003

821

On introducing amendments to the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine, and of other military formations in state executive bodies or other civilian institutions, and the top military ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

85

02.06.2003

825

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 16 January 2003 No. 41

Not to

be

printed

86

20.06.2003

933

On approving the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

87

17.07.2003

1062

On introducing aims to the list of higher educational institutions, the students of which undergo military training under the program for Officers of the Reserve

Not to

be

printed

88

24.07.2003

1144

On approving the state scientific-technological program «The Creation of new elements and devices of special purpose electronic technology for discovering the components of rocket fuel and explosives, and also contemporary systems for representing information» for 2004 – 2006

Not to

be

printed

89

28.07.2003

1171

On approving an additional list of businesses of the concern «Bronetekhnika Ukraina» [Ammunition technology], the lists and scopes of goods which are covered by paragraphs of the first and second point of 11.32 Article 11 of the Law of Ukraine «On value added tax»

Not to

be

printed

90

06.08.2003

1210

On servicing the sanatoriums «Koncha-Zaspa» and «Pushcha-Vodytsa» for specific categories of individuals and pensioners

Not to

be

printed

91

20.08.2003

1306

On introducing amendments to the list of points of crossing the state border through which loads for military purposes are transported, as well as loads connected with atomic energy activity in the event of their transit through the territory of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

92

20.08.2003

1310

On improving the conditions of work of employees of foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed Point 1

93

27.08.2003

1359

On introducing amendments to the Method guide for determining the depreciation value of the property of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations

Not to

be

printed

94

02.09.2003

1382

On approving the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

95

04.09.2003

1401

On allocating funds for carrying out urgent measures to resolve problems over the island Zmiyiny

Not to

be

printed

96

09.09.2003

1425

Some issues of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

97

15.10.2003

1613

On approving the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

98

29.10.2003

1684

On the organization of works on the utilization of hard rocket fuel of intercontinental rockets RS – 22

Not to

be

printed

99

29.10.2003

1695

On approving the Procedure for the allocation of cities to the appropriate groups of civil defence

Not to

be

printed

100

05.11.2003

1728

On approving the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

101

20.11.2003

1799

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 16 January 2003 No. 41

Not to

be

printed

102

20.11.2003

1802

On approving the list of military – technical specializations and the number of conscripts to be trained in these specializations at educational institutions of the Society for the promotion of defence and in professional – technical institutions in 2004

Not to

be

printed

103

21.11.2003

1815

On the conditions of remuneration for the work of high-ranking Ukrainian officials and members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed (Points 1,2)

104

24.11.2003

1816

About M.M. Udovenko and H.M. Shvatsky

Not to

be

printed

105

24.12.2003

2000

On approving an additional list of businesses of the concern «Bronetekhnika Ukraina» [Ammunition technology], the lists and scopes of goods which are covered by paragraphs of the first and second point of 11.32 Article 11 of the Law of Ukraine «On value added tax»

Not to

be

printed

106

28.01.2004

83

On supplementing the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

107

04.02.2004

126

On predicted figures for expenditure from overall state revenue for defence requirements for the period up to 2015

Not to

be

printed

108

18.02.2004

188

Some issues involving financial provisions for military servicemen and the salaries of employees directly involved in training foreign specialists

Not to

be

printed

109

26.03.2004

389

Some issues of the Ministry of Defence and the General Military Headquarters

 

Not to

be

printed

110

31.03.2004

406

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 24 December 2003 No. 1990

Not to

be

printed

111

14.04.2004

470

On approving the Provision on the state network for monitoring global navigational satellite systems and the Program for ensuring the functioning and development of the state network for monitoring global navigational satellite systems for the period up to 2010

Not to

be

printed

112

14.04.2004

481

On introducing amendments to the list of participants in foreign economic activity who are vested with the right to export military purpose goods of their own production within the framework of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on production and scientific-technical cooperation of enterprises of the defence areas of industry from 18 November 1993

Not to

be

printed

113

14.04.2004

482

On the addition of point 2 of the Provision on military representative offices at enterprises, institutions and organizations

Not to

be

printed

114

02.06.2004

735

On the formation of a Council of general constructors on the creation of technology for defence requirements and state security

Not to

be

printed

115

05.07.2004

838

On approving the list of enterprises which are exempted from paying land tax in 2004, and the size of their pieces of land

Not to

be

printed

116

13.07.2004

916

On supplementing the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

117

15.07.2004

925

On supplementing the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

118

08.09.2004

1165

On approving the State Program for fundamental and applied research on issues involving the use of nuclear materials, nuclear and radiation technologies in the development of areas of economics for 2004 – 2010

Not to

be

printed

119

08.09.2004

1175

On supplementing the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

120

22.09.2004

1252

On approving the list of posts of military servicemen of the State Special Transport Service which can be held by employees

Not to

be

printed

121

22.09.2004

1262

On introducing amendments to the Program for utilization of hard rocket fuel of intercontinental rockets RS – 22

Not to

be

printed

122

22.09.2004

1265

On introducing amendments to the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

123

05.10.2004

1319

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers from 16 January 2003 No. 41

Not to

be

printed

124

15.10.2004

1376

On creating a Department for monitoring and analyzing matters relating to the protection of the interests of the state in jurisdiction bodies within the structure of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

125

30.11.2004

1612

On introducing amendments to the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

126

13.12.2004

1643

On adding an appendix to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 5 July 2004 No. 838

Not to

be

printed

127

12.03.2005

182

On supplementing the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

128

11.05.2005

327

Issues involving pecuniary provisions for certain categories of military servicemen of the Department of the National Guard

Not to

be

printed

129

16.06.2005

474

On supplementing the list of posts which can be held by military servicemen of the Armed Forces, the Security Service of Ukraine and other military formations, by people in management positions in bodies of Internal Affairs, the Tax Police in state executive bodies, other civilian institutions and the top military and special ranks for these posts

Not to

be

printed

130

22.06.2005

500

On the rules and procedure for using state funds allocated for the utilization of hard rocket fuel

Not to

be

printed

129

12.07.2005

565

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 2 June 2004 №735

Not to

be

printed

130

10.08.2005

730

On introducing amendments to the Program for utilization of hard rocket fuel for intercontinental ballistic rockets RS – 22

Not to

be

printed

131

18.08.2005

777

On introducing amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 31 January 2001 №75

Not to

be

printed

 

 


List of the Instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine bearing stamps restricting access not envisaged in Ukrainian legislation

 

 

List

number

Date of

the act

Number

of the

act

Name of the act

stamp

1

24.01.2001

16-i

On the issue in the form of a temporary loan of material assets of a mobilization reserve for the liquidation of the consequences of a natural disaster

Not to

be

printed

2

31.01.2001

27-i

On the transfer of military property to the State Security of Ukraine (SSU)

Not to

be

printed

3

05.02.2001

33-i

On the transfer of buildings of the military town No. 2 in Kherson to the operational department of the National Bank

Not to

be

printed

4

07.02.2001

36-i

On the transfer of building №13/166 of the military town No 166 in Ivano-Frankivsk under the control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Not to

be

printed

5

07.02.2001

37-i

On the business trip of Lieutenant V.V. Ivashchenko.

Not to

be

printed

6

07.02.2001

40-i

On the transfer of military property

Not to

be

printed

7

15.02.2001

47-i

On creating a working group for ensuring the restructuring of part of the foreign debt of Ukraine within the framework of the Paris Club

Not to

be

printed

8

28.02.2001

58-i

On the preparation and participation of a national exhibit at the international exhibition of technology «Idex-2001» (The United Arab Emirates)

Not to

be

printed

9

28.02.2001

59--i

On the transfer of buildings of the military town No. 2 in Romne in the Sumy region to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Not to

be

printed

10

28.02.2001

61-i

On the business trip of O.F. Velychko and O.K. Dotsenko

Not to

be

printed

11

01.03.2001

62-i

On recalculating pensions for particular individuals

Not to

be

printed

12

01.03.2001

68-i

On financing expenditure on managing the national debt

Not to

be

printed

13

04.04.2001

127-i

On customs and excise documentation for loads which have been delivered for building the sanatorium «Sinyohora» in the village of Huta in the Ivano-Frankivsk region

Not to

be

printed

14

13.04.2001

137-i

On customs and excise documentation for grain

Not to

be

printed

15

23.04.2001

141-i

On the business trip of lieutenant colonel I.B. Arhuchynsky

Not to

be

printed

16

23.04.2001

148-i

On the issue in the form of a temporary loan of material assets of a mobilization reserve for the liquidation of the consequences of a natural disaster

Not to

be

printed

17

23.04.2001

150-i

On the transfer of building № 4 of the military town No 16 in Kharkivі

Not to

be

printed

18

06.05.2001

167-i

On the business trip of Lieutenant D.V. Shcherban

Not to

be

printed

19

06.05.2001

181-i

On creating an interdepartmental working group for drawing up drafts of a Concept of information security and a Program for fighting crime in the area of information technology

Not to

be

printed

20

23.05.2001

211-i

On the transfer of an electrical accumulator

 

Not to

be

printed

21

23.05.2001

214-i

On the transfer of property of military towns under the control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Not to

be

printed

22

23.05.2001

217-i

On customs and excise documentation for loads which are transferred under the contract from 21 January 2001 №31/99 (USE-16.3-61-КУКЕ-ОО)

Not to

be

printed

23

25.05.2001

218-i

On the location of some organizations

Not to

be

printed

24

25.05.2001

219-i

On the location of the Commission on business activities and the organization of civic organizations for the Disabled

Not to

be

printed

25

25.05.2001

226-i

On the purchase by the State Tax Administration of computer equipment

Not to

be

printed

26

28.05.2001

224-i

On customs and excise documentation for the plane An-24, which is brought onto the customs and excise territory of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

27

06.06.2001

237-i

On the transfer of military property to the Republic of Slovakia

Not to

be

printed

28

18.06.2001

242-i

On the business trip of Lieutenant S.O.Nahoryansky

Not to

be

printed

29

21.06.2001

254-i

On the business trip of Major P.O. Struk

Not to

be

printed

30

21.06.2001

255-i

On the financing of the production of tanks

Not to

be

printed

31

27.06.2001

259-i

On pension provisions for particular categories of officials

Not to

be

printed

32

06.07.2001

267-i

On the transfer of a building into the ownership of B.Y. Paton

Not to

be

printed

33

11.07.2001

282-i

On the business trip of lieutenant colonel V.H. Shved.

Not to

be

printed

34

11.07.2001

285-i

On the transfer of a plane under the control of the Department of Administration of Affairs

Not to

be

printed

35

11.07.2001

286-i

On the transfer of military property under the control of the Department of Administration of Affairs

Not to

be

printed

36

12.07.2001

288-i

On customs and excise documentation for a load which has been delivered for the Andrushivsky bakery enterprise in the Zhytomyr region

Not to

be

printed

37

20.07.2001

290-i

On the business trip of S.I. Stepanyuk.

Not to

be

printed

38

26.07.2001

312-i

On the transfer of property of the military town No. 1 in Chernivtsi

Not to

be

printed

39

08.08.2001

329-i

On a guarantee from the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for ensuring the delivery to the Republic of Greece of production of the state enterprise «The V.O. Malyshev Factory»

Not to

be

printed

40

09.08.2001

336-i

On the transfer of military technology

Not to

be

printed

41

31.08.2001

402-i

On the business trip of General of the Internal Service, Y.F. Kravchenko to the Interregional Academy for Personnel Management

Not to

be

printed

42

13.09.2001

411-i

On recalculating pensions for former deputy heads of central executive bodies

Not to

be

printed

43

13.09.2001

426-i

On the business trip of V.M. Koval and O.Y. Pisotsky

Not to

be

printed

44

13.09.2001

428-i

Issues involving the sale of military property

Not to

be

printed

45

26.09.2001

448-i

On additional measures for protecting the interests of national producers of goods on the foreign and internal market

Not to

be

printed

46

26.09.2001

449-i

On introducing amendments to the Instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 27 June 2001 No.259

Not to

be

printed

47

26.09.2001

454-i

On the transfer of military property under the management of the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Not to

be

printed

48

26.10.2001

501i

On the transfer of buildings of the military towns №37 and 38 in Kharkiv under the management of the SSU

Not to

be

printed

49

26.11.2001

502-i

On the transfer of means of transportation

Not to

be

printed

50

16.11.2001

512-p

On the transfer of military property

Not to

be

printed

51

17.11.2001

520-i

On the transfer of weaponry

Not to

be

printed

52

17.11.2001

524-i

On the transfer to the SSU of a confiscated car

Not to

be

printed

53

29.11.2001

533-i

On the business trip of Major General of the Tax Police, V.M. Pukhlyak

Not to

be

printed

54

03.12.2001

553-i

On exercising control over the activities of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, temporarily stationed on the territory of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

55

13.12.2001

570-i

On the transfer of buildings of the military town No. 3 and the integrated propertycomplex of the military town No. 62 under the control of the State Department on Penal Issues

Not to

be

printed

56

13.12.2001

572-i

On financing measures for cryptographic and technical protection of information, the defence of which is safeguarded by the state in accordance with legislation

Not to

be

printed

57

02.01.2002

2-i

On customs and excise documentation for loads which have arrived at the separate subdivision of the Southern Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant of the state enterprise of the National Nuclear Energy Complex «Energoatom»

Not to

be

printed

58

24.01.2002

18-i

On customs and excise documentation for equipment being taken outside the territory of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

59

24.01.2002

19-i

On customs and excise documentation and state registration for means of transportation

Not to

be

printed

60

28.01.2002

33-i

On creating an interdepartmental working group for drawing up a Concept for the development and effective exploitation of the gas transportation system of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

61

08.02.2002

40-i

On conditions of remuneration for the work of the Head of the Department of administration buildings of the Economic Administration of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, A.S. Shiyanov.

Not to

be

printed

62

14.02.2002

64-i

On the transfer of military property under the management of the Ministry of Industrial Policy

Not to

be

printed

63

13.03.2002

111-i

On withdrawing from the stocks of the Naval Forces the destroyer «Malyn»

Not to

be

printed

64

13.03.2002

125-i

On carrying out measures to give state support to the twice Hero of the Soviet Union, V.S. Petrov

Not to

be

printed

65

13.03.2002

133-i

On the transfer of vehicle technology to the Novohrad-Volyn District State Administration

Not to

be

printed

66

13.03.2002

134-i

On the transfer of vehicle technology to the Pishchansk District State Administration

Not to

be

printed

67

13.03.2002.

135-i

On approving the list of military property which it is planned to take away from the Armed Forces

Not to

be

printed

68

18.03.2002

143-i

On the transfer of military property under the management of the Ministry of Education and Science

Not to

be

printed

69

29.03.2002

158-i

On customs and excise documentation for a grain combine MDW Е -525 Hyfa

Not to

be

printed

70

29.03.2002

173-i

On preparing proposals for introducing amendments to laws and other normative legal acts on the specification of the tasks of the Armed Forces and other military formations

Not to

be

printed

71

29.03.2002.

175-i

On approving the list of military property which it is planned to take away from the SSU

Not to

be

printed

72

29.03.2002.

176-i

On the transfer of military property under the management of the SSU

Not to

be

printed

73

29.03.2002

177-i

On the transfer of military property under the management of the State Committee of the State Border Guard Service

Not to

be

printed

74

30.03.2002

183-i

On creating an interdepartmental working group for resolving issues regarding the completion and further exploitation of the cruise ship «Ukraina» and the cancelling of the debt for work carried out by the state enterprise «Shipbuilding Factory named after the 61 Komunard»

Not to

be

printed

75

11.04.2002

193-i

On the timescale for the carrying out by the limited liability company «Pobuzky nickel and iron metalwork factory» of operations with raw materials to produce nickel and iron.

Not to

be

printed

76

11.04.2002

198-i

On customs and excise documentation for computer technology received by the State Tax Administrationї

Not to

be

printed

77

12.04.2002

214-i

On approving the list of immovable military property which it is planned to take away from the internal forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

 

Not to

be

printed

78

12.04.2002

215-i

On approving the list of military property which it is planned to take away from the State border forces

 

Not to

be

printed

79

12.04.2002

216-i

On approving the list of military property which it is planned to take away from the forces of civil defence

 

Not to

be

printed

80

27.04.2002

243-i

On the transfer of a part of a building under the control of the SSU

Not to

be

printed

81

16.05.2002

253-i

On the transfer of military technology to the Novohrad-Volyn District State Administration

Not to

be

printed

82

16.05.2002

254-i

On the registration of a car BMW-730

Not to

be

printed

83

16.05.2002

256-i

On approving the working draft plan for the construction of an integrated telecommunications system in the Government Building

Not to

be

printed

84

01.06.2002

290-i

On approving the list of military property which it is planned to take away from the Department of the National Guard

Not to

be

printed

85

01.06.2002

291-i

On the transfer of the military property of the SSU

Not to

be

printed

86

87

04.06.2002

303-p

On customs and excise documentation for road transport vehicles of the state enterprise «United enterprise for transport provision» of the State Department of Affairs and the vehicle enterprise of the Economic Department of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

88

13.06.2002

318-p

On the business trip of General of the Internal Service, Y.F. Kravchenko to the Kherson Regional State Administration

Not to

be

printed

89

13.06.2002.

319-i

On the business trip of General of the Internal Service, Y.F. Kravchenko to the Interregional Academy for Personnel Management

Not to

be

printed

90

13.06.2002

324-i

On the transfer of the integrated propertycomplex of the military town No. 243 under the State Committee of the Border Guard

Not to

be

printed

91

13.06.2002.

325-i

On customs and excise documentation for electric motors imported for «Rovenkiantrytsyt»

Not to

be

printed

92

14.06.2002

331-i

On creating an interdepartmental working group for drawing up a draft Decree of the President of Ukraine «On approving the Procedure for introducing and implementing measures for the legal regime in a state of martial law»

Not to

be

printed

93

14.06.2002

340-i

On annulling certain instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

 

20.06.2002

346-i

On the state of fulfilment of the Action plan aimed at supporting the regime of the state border of Ukraine and the border area regime, the development of the Border Guard forces of Ukraine and customs and excise bodies of Ukraine for the period up to 2005

Not to be published

94

01.07.2002

351-i

On approving the list of military property which it is planned to take away from the internal forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

 

Not to

be

printed

95

11.07.2002

385-i

On introducing amendments to the Instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 1 November 1994 №811

Not to

be

printed

96

11.07.2002

389-i

On customs and excise documentation for loads brought into the country for the State Department of Affairs

Not to

be

printed

97

12.07.2002

392-i

On customs and excise documentation for the property of the Armed Forces which is being transferred to the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mordova in order for it to be used during peacekeeping exercises «Blue Shield – 2002»

Not to

be

printed

98

25.07.2002

414-i

On the transfer of the integrated propertycomplex of the sanatorium «Pishchane» into state ownership

Not to

be

printed

99

14.08.2002

442-i

On the business trip of Major General of the Police, A.J. Frantsuz, to the Volyn Regional State Administration

Not to

be

printed

100

19.08.2002

468-i

On the transfer of military property under the control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

 

Not to

be

printed

101

19.08.2002

469-i

On the transfer of the integrated property complex of the former aerodrome for military aviation in Horodnya from state to municipal ownership

Not to

be

printed

102

19.08.2002

470-i

On the transfer of the integrated propertycomplex of the 26th arsenal of the 43rd Rocket Army under the management of the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Not to

be

printed

103

19.08.2002

481-i

On the transfer of cars

Not to

be

printed

104

29.08.2002

495-i

On the sale of military property

Not to

be

printed

105

29.08.2002

496-i

On the transfer of immovable property of military towns under the management of local executive bodies

Not to

be

printed

106

29.08.2002

497-i

On the transfer of military property of the Department of the National Guard

Not to

be

printed

107

29.08.2002

499-i

On introducing amendments to the Instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 1 March 2001 №68

Not to

be

printed

108

29.08.2002

502-i

On approving measures for the development of a Government information analytical system on issues involving emergency situations for 2003 – 2005

Not to

be

printed

109

16.09.2002

539-i

On creating a government commission on reforming and developing the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations, weaponry and military technology

Not to

be

printed

ПО

21.09.2002

545-i

On providing payments on bonds of foreign state loan in the year 2000

Not to

be

printed

111

26.09.2002

562-i

On revoking the of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 11 July 2002 №389

Not to

be

printed

112

11.10.2002

571-i

On the return of specialised technology of the state enterprise «The V.O. Malyshev Factory»

Not to

be

printed

113

11.10.2002

573-i

On the delivery to the Russian Federation of the material part of production of RS-18

Not to

be

printed

114

24.10.2002.

589-i

On services to K.A. Davydova

Not to

be

printed

115

04.11.2002

624-i

On the issue by the Ministry of Defence of aviation fuel from the state reserve

Not to

be

printed

116

22.11.2002

681-i

On the business trip of S.I. Stepanyuk.

Not to

be

printed

117

12.12.2002

688-i

On the transfer free of charge of the integrated property complex of the former aerodrome of military aviation in the village of Havrysh into the common property of territorial communities

Not to

be

printed

118

25.12.2002

716-i

On measures for the comprehensive utilization, renovation (repair) of ordinary types of ammunition (their parts) unsuitable for further use and for their storage, as well as for the utilization of explosive and special chemical substances

Not to

be

printed

119

25.12.2002

726-i

On the business trip of Major General A.Y. Hutnyk

Not to

be

printed

120

25.12.2002

749-i

On signing an Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of Turkmenistan on the restructuring of Ukraine’s debt to Turkmenistan

Not to

be

printed

121

12.03.2003

130-i

On the formation of an inter-departmental commission on issues of the expediency of the repair, modernization and further reconstruction within the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of the submarine «Zaporizhya»

Not to

be

printed

122

12.03.2003

131-i

On the transfer of integrated property complexes of military sanatoriums

Not to

be

printed

123

15.03.2003

150-i

On instructions for implementing state foreign loans in 2003

Not to

be

printed

124

31.03.2003

183-i

On determining the positioning of the military unit D1002 of the forces of Civil Defence

Not to

be

printed

125

04.04.2003

196-i

On allocating funds for the completion of construction of refrigeration boats

Not to

be

printed

126

07.04.2003

209-i

On signing a Protocol between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of Turkmenistan on the rate for calculating interest on the promissory notes of Turkmenistan

Not to

be

printed

127

22.05.2003

285-i

On introducing amendments to the Instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 19 January 1994. №31

Not to

be

published

128

27.05.2003

296-i

On the transfer of the Dniprovsko-Teterivske State Forest Hunting company

Not to

be

printed

129

11.06.2003

331-i

On supplementary delivery to the Russian Federation of production of RS-18

Not to

be

printed

130

11.06.2003

338-i

On the creation of a special information-telecommunications system of state executive bodies

Not to

be

printed

131

11.06.2003

346-i

On the transfer of the integrated property complex of the 30th general military polygon of the military unit A-1453 under the management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Not to

be

printed

132

20.06.2003

372-i

On the sale of military real estate of the Security Service of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

133

20.06.2003

373-i

On providing a permit for the customs formalities and registrations of over-size buses

Not to

be

printed

134

06.08.2003

480-i

On the customs formalities and registrations of tractors delivered to the address of the health sanatorium – the closed joint stock company «Zoloti Pisky» [«Golden sands»]

Not to

be

printed

135

27.08.2003

543-i

On a permit for taking a vehicle outside the territory of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

136

04.09.2003

553-i

On the heads of the presidium and parts of the presidium of the Higher Attestation Committee of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

137

20.10.2003

637-i

On introducing amendments to the Instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 8 May 1997 No. 254

Not to

be

printed

138

08.12.2003

736-i

On providing a permit for the customs formalities and registrations of big and over-size buses

Not to

be

printed

139

29.12.2003

822-i

On allocating funds for drawing up and preparing a model for a special purpose complex

Не для друку

140

20.01.2004

22-i

Some issues involving the payment for the work of judges

Not to

be

printed

141

20.01.2004

23-i

Some questions involving the payment for the work of prosecutors and the investigation bodies of the prosecutor’s office

Not to

be

printed

142

04.02.2004

44-i

On instructions for implementing state foreign loans in 2004

Not to

be

printed

143

17.02.2004

79-i

On allocating funds to the State Court Administration

Not to

be

printed

144

31.03.2004

196-i

On the transfer to the State Department of Affairs of authority to manage a packet of shares of the joint stock company «Hotel Dnipro»

Not to

be

printed

145

12.05.2004

306-i

On the inclusion of the value of the collection of the Museum of valuable and decorative stone in the Historical Fund of precious metals and precious stones of Ukraine

Not to

be

printed

146

26.05.2004

336-i

On making international flights from the aerodrome «Sokolnyki»

Not to

be

printed

147

02.06.2004

365-i

On the conditions for financing work on modernizing tanks T-64BM «Bulat»

Not to

be

printed

148

17.06.2004

383-i

On approving measures aimed at fighting corruption for 2004

Not to

be

printed

149

18.06.2004

397-i

On the transfer of means of transportation confiscated by the decision of the courts

Not to

be

printed

150

05.07.2004

425-p

On measures for the further development of a special information telecommunication system of state executive bodies

Not to

be

printed

151

05.07.2004

430-i

On some issues around determining the length of service in the State Service

Not to

be

printed

152

05.07.2004

448-i

Some issues on determining the list of important state objects which are subject to protection by the Military anti-aircraft defence of the Armed Forces, and establishing the parameters of the duty radio-location field

Not to

be

printed

153

08.10.2004

694-i

On the transfer of health complexes

Not to

be

printed

154

28.10.2004

785-i

On approving the list and number of items the movement of which is regulated by the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation within the framework of cooperation in the conquering of space, the creation and exploitation of rocket-space, and rocket technology

Not to

be

printed

155

28.10.2004

786-i

On measures for ensuring the fulfilment of international commitments under the Agreement between Ukraine and the Federal Republic of Brazil on the long-term cooperation with regard to the use of rocket carries «Cyclon – 4» at the launch centre of Alcantar

Not to

be

printed

156

28.10.2004

802-i

On supplementing the Instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 20.06.2003 No. 373

Not to

be

printed

157

02.04.2005

84-i

Some issues around the withdrawal of military property from the Armed Forces

Not to

be

printed

158

23.04.2005

121-i

On signing an agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation on extending the period of exploitation of the rocket complex 15P118M

Not to

be

printed

159

28.05.2005

166-i

On introducing amendments to the appendix to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 6 August 2003 №1210

Not to

be

printed

160

30.05.2005

171-i

On approving the directive of the Ukrainian Delegation at the negotiations on Ukraine’s joining the WTO

Not to

be

printed

161

08.06.2005

187-i

On signing an Agreement (in the form of letters) between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Chinese People’s Republic on mutual understanding during bilateral negotiations within the context of Ukraine’s joining the WTO

Not to

be

printed

162

13.07.2005

258-i

On approving the list of immovable military property planned to be taken from the State Border Guard Service

Not to

be

printed (Para 1 and appendix)

163

18.08.2005

345-i

On ensuring payment under contracts connected with the organization of delivery of specialized property and the provision of services for the Ministry of Defence of Turkmenistan

Not to

be

printed

164

05.09.2005

387-i

On instructions for the implementation by the state of foreign loans in 2005

 

Not to

be

printed

 

 

 



[1] Prepared by the Chair of the Board of the UHHRU and Co-Chair of the KHPG, Yevhen Zakharov, and Co-Chair of KHPG Irinna Rapp, with the help of the legal adviser to the “Maidan” Alliance, Oleksandr Severyn (Kyiv), and member of the UHHRU Board, Oleksandr Stepanenko (Chortkiv, Ternopil region).

[2] Material used from the study “An overview of changes in legislation regulating the activities of the Mass Media and freedom of information in Ukraine in 2005” by Oksana Nesterenko, PhD Student in the Faculty of Constitutional Law of the Yaroslav Mudry [the Wise] National Law Academy .Available (in English) at the Kharkiv Human Rights Group website: www.khpg.org.ua

[3] This, according to the newspaper “Ukrainska Pravda” (11.08.2005) is the most firmly closed state body in Ukraine. It has more or less the same status as a ministry, and would seem to be responsible for guarding high-ranking figures, etc (translator’s note).

[4] For more details, see: Yevhen Zakharov . Campaign against illegally classified information. // Freedom of Expression and Privacy №2 , 2005 in Ukrainian, and in English at http://khpg.org/index.php?id=1134740987

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