The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Party of Regions’ edition of the draft resolution on the implementation of PACE recommendations. The implementation of this resolution does not take into account even 20% of PACE’s latest resolution, says Valeriy Chalyj, the Deputy Director General of the Razumkov Centre, in his commentary to the “Ekonomicheskiye Izvestiya” newspaper.
“The resolution contains some general observations and does not include the key requirements of the Council of Europe. In particular, the paragraph 18 of PACE’s resolution says: the Assembly considers that by fulfilling its recommendations, especially those concerning criminal charges against the former members of the government, the Ukrainian authorities will demonstrate their commitment to the norms of the Council of Europe. And this key position is clarified in the resolution by giving such names as Tymoshenko and Lutsenko”, the expert said.
Mr. Chalyi thinks that the adopted document shows a “hidden reluctance to fulfill the obligations rather than true intentions to improve the situation”. “I have many concerns about the normative basis of these documents. Clearly, they are hastily prepared and are based on political considerations rather than on precise legal solutions. The resolution won’t harm, but will do very little to help”, the expert summarized.