Legislation

  • 2 December 2019, 14:10 | Legislation | 

    Ukrainian Council of Churches convinces parliament to amend the draft law No.0931

    The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) urges the President of Ukraine and MPs to amend the draft law No. 0931, so that the fanatical fight against discrimination does not lead to the suppression of citizens' constitutional rights to freedom of conscience and freedom of expression.

  • 25 April 2019, 22:11 | Legislation | 

    Supreme Court of Ukraine closes proceedings on granting of Tomos

    The Supreme Court of Ukraine closed proceedings on the case of granting of the Tomos of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. This is stated on the website of the court.

  • 9 April 2019, 11:15 | Legislation | 

    Parubiy will appeal the court ruling on Speaker’s ‘unlawful approval’ of the bill to rename UOC-MP

    At the beginning of the session, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy said that the District Administrative Court of Kyiv recognized as unlawful the actions of the Speaker of Parliament in connection with the adoption of the bill on the mandatory renaming of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. The site of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv and the Unified State Registry of Court Decisions do not currently have information on this decision.

  • 14 March 2019, 13:15 | Legislation | 

    Constitutional Court not to take appeal against Parliament’s address to Patriarch Bartholomew to grant autocephaly

    The website of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine made public the Decree of the Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court dated March 7, 2019, in which the court dismissed the claim of 47 MPs to institute constitutional proceedings on the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada requesting the Ecumenical Patriarch to grant the Tomos of autocephaly to Ukraine. This is reported by Tserkvarium.

  • 30 January 2019, 12:45 | Legislation | 

    On January 31, Law on Jurisdiction Change comes into force

    Law No. 4128-d on juricdiction change by religious communities was published in Holos Ukrayiny (Voice of Ukraine).

  • 28 January 2019, 19:36 | Legislation | 

    President signs Law of Ukraine on jurisdiction and procedure for state registration of religious organizations

    President Petro Poroshenko has signed the Law of Ukraine “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine concerning the affiliation of religious organizations and the procedure for state registration of religious organizations as legal entities”, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on January 17, 2019. This is reported by the Head of State's website.

  • 22 January 2019, 13:10 | Legislation | 

    President will sign a law guaranteeing peaceful and voluntary move of parishes to the UOC

    President Petro Poroshenko thanked the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and its Chairman Andriy Parubiy for the fact that the Parliament had supported the appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarch on granting the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and adopted the necessary legislative basis for the process of unification into the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine to be peaceful.

  • 17 January 2019, 11:48 | Legislation | 

    Parliament passes bill on church jurisdiction

    On January 17, Ukraine’s Parliament passed bill No. 4128-d, which stipulates the procedure for changing the subordination of religious communities. For its adoption, 229 deputies voted YES. This is reported by Cerkvarium website.

  • 27 December 2018, 11:23 | Legislation | 

    Law on renaming churches becomes effective

    Bill No. 5309 on the renaming the religious organizations whose center is in the aggressor state has been officially passed. According to the norms of the adopted document, the law enters into force from the moment of its publication in the official parliamentary edition Holos Ukrayiny. The text of the law was published on December 26, 2018.

  • 22 December 2018, 15:57 | Legislation | 

    President signed the Law on the name of the religious organization guided by the aggressor state

    President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations" Regarding the Names of Religious Organizations (Associations) that are Part of a Religious Organization (Association), a Governing Center of which is Located Outside Ukraine in a State that is Recognized by Law as Having Committed Military Aggression against Ukraine and / or Temporarily Occupied Part of the Territory of Ukraine".

  • 15 June 2018, 12:44 | Church-state relations | 

    AUCCRO warns Ministry of Education that introducing gender ideology at school is unacceptable

    The AUCCRO made this appeal to the Minister Lilia Hrynevich on Thursday, June 14, according to the Institute of Religious Freedom.

  • 13 February 2018, 12:52 | Legislation | 

    Andriy Yurash: Ukraine has the world’s most liberal legislation on religion

    According to the law, Ukrainian state has only minimal possibilities for analyzing what is happening during the registration of religious communities and, in fact, cannot influence their further actions. Although sometimes it only harms.

  • 8 December 2017, 09:19 | Legislation | 

    Verkhovna Rada terminates re-registration of religious organizations

    Ukrainian Parliament (the Verkhovna Rada) adopted amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine, which cancel the re-registration of religious organizations and guarantee automatic inclusion in the Register of non-profit institutions and organizations.

  • 6 December 2017, 12:25 | Legislation | 

    Parliament intensifies responsibility for sexual abuse and domestic violence

    Ukrainian Parliament has adopted the Law “On Amendments to the Criminal and Criminal Procedural Codes of Ukraine to implement the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence” (registration No. 4952).

  • 5 December 2017, 13:57 | Legislation | 

    Parliament to consider the Law to repeal reregistration of religious organizations

    Ukraine’s Parliament will consider draft Law 6696, aimed at canceling the re-registration of religious organizations and automatically entering them in the Register of non-profit institutions and organizations.

  • 21 November 2017, 13:32 | Legislation | 

    Law 4128 to eliminate danger of people in military fatigues near churches

    The procedure for changing by a religious community of its own jurisdiction can be determined by two clear mechanisms that are proposed in draft law 4128, which complements the basic law on religious affiliation. This was announced today in Kyiv, on November 21, by MP Viktor Yelenskiy, one of the authors of draft law 4128 during a press conference on the “Results and Challenges of State-Religious Policy in Ukraine.”

  • 16 November 2017, 11:23 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukraine declares Christmas day according to Gregorian calendar its national day off

    The explanatory note to the new Ukrainian law says that about a third of all Christian communities of Ukraine consider December 25 a holiday.

  • 13 November 2017, 14:08 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    MPs to vote the Christmas according to Gregorian calendar official day off

    On Thursday, MPs of Ukraine will vote for a law on the possibility of official celebration of Christmas in two calendars - Julian and Gregorian. MP Viktor Ukolov reported this on his Facebook page.

  • 19 October 2017, 13:35 | Legislation | 

    The Council of Churches supported bill No. 5294 against domestic violence

    During the meeting, representatives of the Council of Churches supported the draft of the Bill No. 5294, reports the Institute of Religious Freedom.

  • 18 October 2017, 09:33 | Religion and society | 

    Russian refugee Muslims may be unable to get asylum in Ukraine

    Muslims who flee from Russia due to constant repression may be unable to receive asylum in the territory of Ukraine. In the absence of a clear migration policy, border guards and DHS workers decide for themselves to whom to provide asylum.