Round-table will be held from 14-00 to 17-00 on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Information Agency “Ukrinform” (Kyiv, B. Khmelnitskiy Street, 8/16)
Position of the Coalition of non-governmental organizations "For Fair Referendum” on the political and legal evaluation of the law "On Ukrainian referendum” and ways to avoid its implementation
Section I Political and legal evaluation of the Law "On Ukrainian referendum"
On November 6-th, 2012 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On national referendum", exceeding their authority and violating the procedure determined by the Constitution of Ukraine and the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Experts tried to find answers the questions:
Will Constitutional reform take place in Ukraine? Who is expected to provide it?
The signatory organizations of this statement urge the MPs of all factions to use the last opportunity and adopt amendments to the electoral legislation or assume political responsibility for the failure of the reform. We emphasize the need to renew dialogue with the non-governmental expert environment on changes in this area
On November 7, 2017, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for the adoption of the draft Election Code of Ukraine (No. 3112-1) in first reading. Draft of Electoral code № 3112-1 introduces a proportional electoral system with open lists, which is a positive step. At the same time, the draft of Electoral code needs to be finalized in terms of the status of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine, electoral rights of internally displaced persons, election procedures at local elections, reporting of political parties, etc
Proposals of NGO Coalition “For Fair Referendum” regarding improvement of regulation of referendums in Ukraine
We, the nongovernmental organizations Center for Political and Legal Reforms, Ukrainian Independent Center for Political Research, Center.UA, Agency for Legislative Initiatives, Electoral Law Institute,