06 January 2019, 14:15

Speaker A.Parubiy states bestowal of Tomos virtually ensures formal establishment of single local autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU)

more
05 January 2019, 16:45

Parliament's chair Parubiy sees newborn Ukraine’s single church as robust footing for further national identity and unity, likewise kind of arm of defence against hostile attacks

more
05 January 2019, 14:15

Speaker is out to prime the chamber with scrutiny on ‘morphing’ of UOC MP-powered churches into ones of new Ukrainian single local church

more
04 January 2019, 14:15

Ukraine’s president, VRU’s speaker to visit Turkey for participating in Tomos signing ceremony on January 5-6, 2019

more
29 December 2018, 14:45

Committee props a gas emissions bill ‘as-is’ for its acute need

more
28 December 2018, 18:45

Chairman Parubiy terms legislative work in 2018 as extremely complex, yet quite productive

more
28 December 2018, 17:38

A.Parubiy to Rada TV about this year as yet another stride in building Ukraine as potent EU-minded independent power

more
28 December 2018, 14:00

Committees round-up: Daily

more
11 July 2016

Verkhovna Rada Committee on State Building, Regional Policy and Local Self-Government recommends Ukrainian Parliament adopt draft law "On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine" (as to voluntary unification of territorial communities) as a basis

more
02 June 2016

"We return to Ukrainian right on truth". Speech of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

more
30 May 2016

"The adoption of Law of Ukraine" On the Judicial System and Status of Judges" gives a chance to reach end of judicial reform" - the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrii Parubii

more
29 December 2018

Committee props a gas emissions bill ‘as-is’ for its acute need

more
28 December 2018

Committees round-up: Daily

more
26 December 2018

Committees round-up: Daily

more
21 December 2018

Morning session’s over

more
21 December 2018

Marchuk, Herashchenko deliver more details about Minsk process and TCG security subgroup’s negotiations

more
20 December 2018

Evening session’s over

more
20 December 2018

Morning session’s over

more
20 December 2018

Chairman urges MPs to support reviewing bills pointed at establishing Local Orthodox Ukrainian Church

more

News

16 November 2018, 11:15

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine hosts 40th Annual Forum of Parliamentarians for Global Action

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

On November 16-17, Kyiv sees the 40th Annual Forum of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) and the 10th Consultative Assembly of Parliamentarians on the International Criminal Court and the Rule of Law (CAP-ICC)

The event is attended by Ukrainian and foreign parliamentarians, representatives of central executive authorities and public organizations of Ukraine.

The first sessional day (November the 16th) of the forum takes place at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Hryhorii Nemyria, Head of the Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations of the Ukrainian Parliament, Chief of the Organizing Committee of the PGA annual forum opened the sitting. He warmly welcomed the guests on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The participants were then addressed by PGA President Hon. Margareta Cederfelt, MP, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE-PA. She spoke of PGA’s activities on ensuring responsibility for international crimes and the rule of law. Past deliberations of the CAP-ICC subsequently informed and inspired initiatives of several hundred lawmakers which led, as of today, to the ratification of the Rome Statute by 77 out of the current 123 states parties and to the domestic implementation by 36 states, she said. M.Cederfelt expressed her hope that Ukraine would ratify this statute in the near future.

The speaker also noted that PGA brings together some 1,300 members from 142 parliaments and provides information and mobilization of parliamentarians worldwide to ensure the advancement and advocacy of human rights, including rule of law and gender equality.

Afterwards, Dmytro Storozhuk, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, noted in his speech that PGA’s long-term activity aimed at protection of human rights and societal security, advocacy of the rule of law is unique.  

The chamber also saw Hugues Mingarelli, EU Ambassador to Ukraine and Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. He spoke about the Russian aggression against Ukraine resulted in thousands of victims and violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, which must be punished for sure. For this purpose the Rome Statute can be used as an effective tool in the fight against impunity.  This is extremely important for Ukraine, which has once again faced an external military aggression.

“I would like to convince you that the EU is on the Ukrainian side in the process of implementing reforms that have been extremely effective over the last 4 years,” stressed the politician in conclusion.

More speeches were then delivered by Hryhorii Nemyria, head of the Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations, O-Gon Kwon, the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Vice-President of the International Criminal Court, a judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague and a former Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.