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Constitutional Court refuses to consider case on Bandera's title of Hero of Ukraine

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April 12, 2010, 4:07 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has refused to start constitutional proceedings on a case on the constitutionality of a decree on conferring the title of Hero of Ukraine to Stepan Bandera.

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has refused to start constitutional proceedings on a case on the constitutionality of a decree by former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko on conferring the title of Hero of Ukraine to Stepan Bandera. The Constitutional Court ruled this on April 5, the court's press service reported.

The Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea sent the Constitutional Court a submission on the constitutionality of the decree signed by Yushchenko on January 20.

The Constitutional Court said it had refused to start proceedings on this case because the constitutional submission didn't correspond to the requirements of the main law and the law on the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
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Anonymous April 13, 2010, 12:58 a.m.    

DOES THIS MEAN THE COURT HAS GUTS ????????????????

Probably yes! But it also means that some are about to be fired, others beaten up, and still others will be made an offer they can't refuse.

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Anonymous April 13, 2010, 1:37 a.m.    

Oh please.. get a life. Where is the alleged breech of the constitution? Where in the constitution does it say that YUshchenko had the right to unilaterally declare Bandera a Hero pf Ukraine? Where is there a case to be heard? Its not the first time the court has rejected an appeal or will it be the last. Just because the court does not support your political point of vie it is instant;y subjected to threats of vo;once, dismissal of some other act of reprisal. The only person who I have seen threaten the court was Yushchenko back in 2007 when he clear.y acted in breach of Ukraine's constitution by illegally interfering with its independence and operation. On that occasion the court failed to make a ruling on a matter of significant breach of Ukraine's constitution. In this case there is no breach pf constitutional principle. Yushchenko should never had decreed Bandera to be a hero. of Ukraine. He was not. Where was Yushchenko's due process? What was Yushenkos guiding principle when he had lost the Presidential elections and then decided to declare Bandera Hero status? As a care taker President Yushchenko should not have been making any appointments or decorations without the clear support of the parliament and or the mains presidential contenders and even then it should have only been in a case of emergency or urgency. Yushchenko ion his actions demonstrated once again his suitability to be president. Less then 5% of Ukrainians consider Bandera to be a hero of Ukraine. many consider him a insurgent sympathizer of the Nazi invasion. Whats next Genghis Khan is a hero of Ukraine?

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Anonymous April 13, 2010, 1:51 a.m.    

Kn this particular case a submission by The Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to try and have Yushchenko's declaration declared unconstitutional. It was not appeal against the Donetsk Courts decision.

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