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Constitutional Court to consider the draft law on the extended use of the Russian language

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Constitutional Court to consider the draft law on the extended use of the Russian language
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The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has begun the constitutional procedure of assessment of adequacy of the Constitutional Law On the Principles of the State Language Policy in Ukraine.

“The Board of Judges of the CCU began the constitutional procedure of the case; the preparation of the case for the consideration at the plenary meeting of the court is carried out,” reads the message on the official website of the court.

According to the information, the current procedure began after the statements of 57 MPs on July 10.

As a reminder, the draft law extends the use of the languages of the minority groups, in particular, Russian language. It provides the possibility of official bilingualism in the regions where the minorities exceed 10%.

The draft law was approved by the parliament on July 3, 2012 and signed by former President Viktor Yanukovych on August 8, 2012.

On February 23, 2014 the Verkhovna Rada recognized the draft law expired, but acting President Oleksandr Turchynov did not sign it.

Source: RBC-Ukraine
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