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Court refuses to consider lawsuit regarding Language Law

Court refuses to consider lawsuit regarding Language Law

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The Kyiv district administrative court refused to satisfy the application for securing the claim on the prohibition to sign and publish the law on language. This was reported by the press service of the court.

"The district administrative court of Kyiv, having considered the application for securing the claim on the prohibition to sign and publish the Law "On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state language ", decided to refuse its satisfaction," the statement reads.

The court considered that the applicant had not proved that the actions of the Speaker of Parliament, Andriy Parubiy, were unlawful.

It also speaks of the groundlessness of the statement and the absence of grounds for its satisfaction.

The court stressed that some deputies initiated the procedure for repealing the decision of parliament.

On May 10, the District Administrative Court of Kyiv received a lawsuit from the "Institute of Legal Policy and Social Protection named after Iryna Berezhna", in which they are asked to ban Andriy Parubiy from signing the law on language. Parubiy himself considers it an attempt of the pro-Russian revenge.
Dmitry Balakin, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the OSCE, stated that adoption of the law on the Ukrainian language affects the right of the national minorities in Ukraine and contradicts the international law as TASS reported.

“This act, which aims for the total Ukrainization, does not contradict only point 11 of the Minsk measures, which provides the right for the language self-determination but it also contradicts the international law and human rights commitments of Ukraine, including within the OSCE,” Balakin said.
He emphasized that the law on the Ukrainian language affects the rights of not only Russian-speaking Ukrainians but many other national minorities.
He also noted that nobody was interested in the opinion of Donbas citizens when the law was adopted.
On April 25, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the draft law #5670-d on the provision of the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state one on the second reading and in general.
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