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In particular, the head of state signed the law introducing amendments to the law of Ukraine on the judicial system and the status of judges and procedural laws regarding additional measures on the safety of citizens (drafted by Party of Regions MPs Volodymyr Oliynyk and Vadym Kolesnichenko), as well as the law introducing amendments to the Verkhovna Rada’s rules of procedure (simplifying the procedure for granting consent to the prosecution, detention or arrest of MPs who committed a crime).

In addition, the president signed the law on the responsibility for administrative offences in the field of ensuring road safety, which were recorded in automatic mode, the law on the responsibility for committing administrative offenses during football matches, and the law introducing amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code concerning criminal proceedings in absentia.

Yanukovych also signed the law on eliminating negative consequences and preventing the prosecution and punishment of persons regarding the events that took place during peaceful protests and the amendments to the law of Ukraine on free legal aid postponing the entry into force of the provisions of paragraph 6, section VI “Final and transitional provisions.”

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