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Constitutional Court advises MPs to read thoroughly language draft law

Posted by the Editor on May 31, 2012


News / 31 May 2012 | 16:43

Constitutional Court advises MPs to read thoroughly language draft law

Constitutional Court advises MPs to read thoroughly language draft law

The judge of the Constitutional Court Andriy Stryzhak does not understand why some MPs consider the draft law on language policy to be an outrage.

Strizhak mentioned that the bill could provoke some disputes if there were any grounds for it. He noted that often the events on some issue are far from true intentions to establish the truth.

The judge of the Constitutional Court underlined that the development of regional languages is provided by the Constitution of Ukraine, particularly by the Article 10. “It outlines far more issues than the draft law under consideration does,” Stryzhak said.

The judge admitted that the deputies, who created a buzz around the language draft law, merely had not read it since all the events are just a pre-election twist. The judge read the Article 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine, under which the state must ensure the full development and functioning of the Ukrainian language in all the spheres of life, but at the same time, must guarantee the free development and use of Russian and other languages of national minorities. “So it is stipulated by the Constitution. The Russian language is a separate issue,” he said.

Stryzhak added that to resolve the language problem, the Constitution is to be amended. “So I stress, if this draft law indeed humbles the Ukrainian language, then the fight will be justified,” the judge said, advising the deputies to read the language draft.

As ForUm reported, on May 24, the debates on the language policy draft law resulted in the fight between MPs in the session hall of the Parliament.

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