Zelensky signs law on referendum

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed Law No. 3612 "On Democracy through the All-Ukrainian Referendum," according to the website of the Verkhovna Rada.

On January 26, the Ukrainian parliament adopted at second reading and in its entirety the presidential law "On the All-Ukrainian Referendum" (No. 3612). Verkhovna Rada Chairman Dmytro Razumkov signed the document on February 17.

According to the law, the subjects of an all-Ukrainian referendum could be issues of the approval of a law on amendments to Sections I, III, XIII of the Constitution of Ukraine, issues of national importance, issues of changing the territory of Ukraine, and the loss of force of a law of Ukraine or some of its provisions.

At the same time, according to the law, the subjects of an all-Ukrainian referendum cannot be issues that contradict the provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine, universally recognized principles and norms of international law enshrined primarily in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and protocols thereto, issues aimed at eliminating the independence of Ukraine, violating the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, creating a threat to the national security of Ukraine, inciting interethnic, racial and religious hatred, issues of taxes, budget, amnesty, as well as issues referred by the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine to the jurisdiction of law enforcement agencies, prosecutors or courts.

One issue may be put to an all-Ukrainian referendum.

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