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Rada proposes to specify legal status of prisoners of war - draft law.

The Verkhovna Rada is proposed to settle issues related to the treatment of prisoners of war during a special period.

The corresponding draft law No. 7173 on amendments to some laws on streamlining issues related to prisoners of war during the special period was registered in parliament on March 17, the website of the Verkhovna Rada reports.

As noted in the explanatory note to the bill, its purpose is to regulate certain legal aspects of the treatment of prisoners of war.

In particular, the authors of the draft law propose to introduce into Article 11 of the Penitentiary Code of Ukraine norms providing for the possibility, if necessary, to create sectors with different levels of security within the same penal colony, as well as sectors for the detention of persons taken into custody, subject to isolation from convicts held in this institution.

The draft law also proposes to establish that during the period of martial law on the territory of Ukraine due to the impossibility of delivering prisoners of war to the rear camp for holding prisoners of war of the Ministry of Defense, such persons may be temporarily held in prisons for keeping prisoners of war formed in correctional colonies of a minimum level of security with general conditions detention, medium and maximum levels of security or in areas for the maintenance of prisoners of war, formed in the pretrial detention centers of the State Penitentiary Service.

The bill also proposes to supplement the law of Ukraine On the National Police with new provisions, according to which the police will ensure the fulfillment of the tasks assigned to it, including in martial law, on the interaction of bodies and units of the National Police with state bodies, local governments , legal entities of the state form of ownership, including in relation to prisoners of war, verification of documents in order to identify persons who arbitrarily left the place of detention of prisoners of war. The authors of the bill also propose to expand the list of grounds for stopping a vehicle by a police officer, checking it and checking passengers.

The bill specifies the legal status of prisoners of war, delimits the activities of central and other executive authorities, enterprises, institutions and organizations in the field of defense in organizing the treatment of prisoners of war (amendments to the laws On the Defense of Ukraine, On the Armed Forces of Ukraine, On the Military Law Enforcement Service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine).

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