Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.114 - Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty
Nature of declaration : Communications
Status as of 04/07/2020
UkraineCommunication contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine, dated 29 June 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 June 2000 - Or. Engl.
On 29 December 1999, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine ruled that the provisions of the Criminal Code of Ukraine which provided for death penalty were unconstitutional. According to the Law of Ukraine of 22 February 2000 "On the Introduction of Amendments to the Criminal, Criminal Procedure and Correctional Labour Codes of Ukraine", the Criminal Code of Ukraine has been brought into conformity with the above-mentioned ruling of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. The death penalty was replaced by life imprisonment (Article 25 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The Law of Ukraine "On the ratification of Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms concerning the abolition of the Death Penalty, of 1983" envisages retaining of application of the death penalty for offences committed in time of war by means of introduction of appropriate amendments to the legislation in force.
Pursuant to Article 2 of the Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Ukraine will notify the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in case of introduction of these amendments.
Period covered: 01/05/2000 -
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