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New Powers Granted to the Supreme Court
On 19 March 2014, a new Law of Ukraine “On the Amendment to the Code of
Administrative Court Proceedings of Ukraine for the Jurisdiction of the Supreme
Court of Ukraine”, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 14 March 2014, came into
force (hereinafter – the “Law”).
The Law granted the Supreme Court of Ukraine (the “SCU”) the power to review
decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine (the “SACU”) rendered
in cases on challenging acts, actions or inactivity of the Verkhovna Rada of
Ukraine, the President of Ukraine or the Supreme Council of Justice of Ukraine
on grounds that the SACU violated the provisions of substantive or procedural
law, which resulted in rendering an unlawful decision. Previously, such decisions
of the SACU were considered final and binding.
Under the new Law, the SCU does not require preliminary decisions from the
SACU on admissibility in order to review the SACU's decisions of the mentioned
Starting from 19 March 2014, SACU’s decisions in cases on challenging acts,
actions or inactivity of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine
or the Supreme Council of Justice of Ukraine will become effective one month
after being rendered, unless they are challenged with the SCU.
According to the Law, the SCU may cancel the SACU’s decision of the
mentioned category entirely or in part and render a new decision on the dispute,
which will be final.
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otherwise be of interest to them. The comments above do not constitute legal or other advice and should not be regarded as a
substitute for specific advice in individual cases.