The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for the expression of no confidence in the Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova, informed Deputy Yaroslav Zheleznyak on his telegram channel. 234 deputies voted for this decision, 9 – against.
Denisova has been in office since March 2018. Earlier, deputies of the pro-presidential faction “Servant of the People” collected signatures for her resignation.
By data Hromadske, on May 25, a number of media representatives and public organizations published an open appeal to Denisova with a call to correct communication about sexual crimes during the war. They stated that the ombudsman should publish only information for which there is sufficient evidence, avoid sensationalism and excessive detail in her communications, use correct terminology, and take care of the privacy and safety of victims.
Denisova herself pointed out that her dismissal would be illegal. She believes that the authorities are not satisfied with her activity, in particular, in collecting information about the situation in the occupied territories.
Hromadske writes that the law on the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights “does not provide for expressing no confidence in the Ombudsman, but at the same time, the law on amending certain laws of Ukraine on the functioning of the civil service and local self-government during the period of martial law, which entered into force on May 12 , allows Denisova to be relieved of her post in this way.
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