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13.05.2011

National Deputies refuse to dissolve the Morality Commission

   

 

On 12 May 2011 only 12 Deputies voted for Draft Law No. 6532 which proposed amendments cancelling the Law on the Protection of Public Morality and the dissolution of the National Expert Commission for the Protection of Public Morality.

The draft Law had been supported at its first reading and the Parliamentary Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information had recommended that parliament pass the bill in its second reading and as a whole.

The draft law was not supported by any members of the Party of the Regions, the Communist Party or the Party of Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn (these making up the ruling majority).

As reported on 9 December 2010 Yanukovych issued his Decree on Optimizing Executive Bodies which envisaged dissolution of the National Expert Commission for the Protection of Public Morality. However the Cabinet of Ministers  has not created a commission for dissolving it and the Morality Commission is continuing to function.

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