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"The opposition platform" demanded to cancel lustration in Ukraine

The parliamentary faction "the Opposition platform of Pro – life" demands to cancel the law "About the cleansing power" (on lustration) in Ukraine, as it is "discriminatory" and "covers Amateurs."

Earlier, the European court of human rights (ECtHR) has ruled that the law "About the cleansing power" (on lustration) violates the rights of lustrated officials. The ECHR decided that lustration was applied to a very wide circle of people that led to the wrongful dismissal of the applicants. In may, the Ministry of justice of Ukraine has proposed to narrow the circle of persons subject to lustration, it was developed the corresponding bill.

"The opposition platform of Pro – life" advocates strongly against discriminatory lustration. We will overturn this law and restore the rights of hundreds of thousands of people. We demand to restore the dignity and rights of the people and return to the management of experienced personnel," - said in a statement on the party's website on Wednesday.

The party believes that to delay this decision "due to the catastrophic "human hole" in the public administration". "The law about the cleansing power can not be a cover for incompetence and Amateurs who with its help protect their privileged position in power," concluded the statement.

Informed in time a press-conferences in Kiev the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that lustration in respect of a number of people cannot be undone, although her act and got innocent.

In mid-September 2014 the Ukrainian Parliament at the third attempt adopted the law on cleansing of power (lustration). In the framework of the so-called lustration process were dismissed many officials working in the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych, some of them contested his dismissal in court and was reinstated. The law was challenged in the constitutional court, but the decision has yet been taken.

The lustration of power was one of requirements of participants of mass protest actions held in Kyiv from November 2013 to February 2014, which led to the coup. The President of the Venice Commission (an Advisory body of the Council of Europe on constitutional law) Gianni Buquicchio stated that the lustration law does not comply with European standards.