Memorandum of Law on the CEC’s Rejection to Register an Initiative Group for a National Referendum on Land Matters
On June, 1, 2021, the Central Election Commission received documents from the meeting of Ukraine’s citizens on holding a national referendum by popular initiative on the question: “Do you support a ban on the sale of land of agricultural designation to anyone in addition to the state of Ukraine?” Upon considering the documents, and on the basis of the respective reports from the CEC members attending the meeting, the Commission ruled a Resolution on June, 11, 2021, to reject the registration ...
Strong Opposition, Fair Elections, International Support: Participants of the Conference on Democracy Discuss How to Prevent Authoritarianism
How to prevent authoritarianism and how the elective democracy can prevent authoritarian leaders from power, and how elections can be organized after an armed conflict and protect voter rights – the aspects were tackled in a discussion on “Ensuring Sustainability of Democracy Through Elections: Prospects and Challenges,” a part of the “Democracy in Action” conference.
Participants of Conference on Democracy Discuss Ukraine’s Experience and Prospects in Ensuring Sustainable Democracy
On June, 7-8, the Democracy in Action conference took place. During the discussion on “Ensuring Sustainable Democracy Through Elections: Prospects and Challenges” event participants discussed global solutions for the development of democracy and elections. Civil Network OPORA co-organized the conference.
“Conservation of Electoral System Cannot Be Acceptable – Because the Political Context is Changing,” Olha Aivazovska in the Constitutional Court
On May, 20, a plenary session of the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine took place on the motion from 45 people’s deputies who qualified as unconstitutional the lack of majoritarian election system at parliamentary elections. During the open part of the session, the members of the proceedings took the floor, followed by the involved participants – people’s deputies, representatives of the Central Election Commission, and experts from dedicated NGOs. Olha Aivazovska, Chair of...
Legal Reference of OPORA on Legal Regulation for Campaigning and Publicity of Elections
Regulation of procedures of electoral campaigning and publicity is enshrined in the Electoral Code (adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of the 9 th convocation) mostly repeats the provisions of the electoral law adopted over 10 years before its approval, and does not comply with the current conditions of media activities.
Court Cancels the CEC Resolution on Unfeasibility to Have the 2020 Local Elections in 18 Donbass Communities
On May, 11, 2021, the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeals held illegal and repealed the Resolution of the Central Election Commission on unfeasibility to have the first elections of local deputies in certain village, township, and city councils of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and for respective village, township, and city heads on October, 25, 2020.
No Legal Grounds for the CEC to Register Vasyl Virastiuk as a People’s Deputy
The Central Election Commission established the lack of legal grounds to register Vasyl Virastiuk as a people’s deputy for constituency No 87. It was discussed at the CEC session on May, 5, 2021.
Concept for Solution for Elections in Certain Communities of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts
Enhanced requirements to the CMA opinion (changes to the Law of Ukraine “On Civil Military Administrations”) The opinion of the civil and military administration on the impossibility to organize elections must include the following items: