The Verkhovna Rada has simplified access to justice for citizens living in the occupied Crimea
The Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading the draft law on amendments to article 12 of the law of Ukraine “On ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens and the legal regime in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine” regarding the establishment of an alternative jurisdiction for cases whose participants live in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
This is reported by UATV with reference to the Rada portal.
299 people’s deputies voted.
The explanatory note says that the bill was developed to simplify access to justice for citizens of Ukraine living in the occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
The draft provides for the addition of part 1 of article 12 of the law with 4 paragraphs, which propose to provide an opportunity for citizens of Ukraine who live in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to apply to any court of the Kherson region to consider a civil case on his claim or with a petition to Kyiv court to pass the consideration in court to the Kherson region.
The Rada toughened the liability for pseudo-domination, and also adopted a new version of the law on financial leasing.