Court Decision Inspired by Maidan Monitoring Considered the Most Important in 2012 by the Experts

Feb 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Freedom of Assembly, News, Ukraine

In 2012 Maidan Monitoring appealed to prosecutors of 12 Ukrainian regional centers asking to protest against the illegal local regulations in these cities that restrict the right to peaceful assembly. In 4 cities the prosecutor’s offices considered our appeals. In Kherson the prosecutor appealed to invalidate the Kherson city council regulation of 24.03.06 #1140 “About the order of assemblies, rallies and demonstrations in Kherson city” and court satisfied their appeal. Kherson district administrative court considered the regulation non constitutional and ruled that the city council has no right to adopt any decisions that are the subject of regulation by the law.

As a result in 2012 there was not a single case of court banning the assemblies in Kherson. This city is the only regional center with zero court bans of assemblies.

January 2013 human rights experts announced the rating of most influential court decision that protected human rights in Ukraine in 2012. The decision of Kherson district administrative court had been put to first place with attribution to Maidan Monitoring. The idea of the rating was proposed and the expert consultations were coordinated by the Center for Political and Legal Reforms.

Maidan Monitoring expresses the gratitude to our colleagues for such an endorsement.

The Maidan’s communication with prosecutors was performed in 2012 within the monitoring of observance of constitutional freedoms in Ukraine; the project supported by the International Renaissance Foundation.

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