People’s Council suggests legislative prioritizing of codified laws

The People’s Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building drafted a bill aimed at establishing a hierarchy of normative legal acts, according to which codes will be more legally effective than laws, Committee Chairman Maxim Knysh commented to the press service of the People’s Council.

“At present, the DPR Law “On Normative Legal Acts” defines the hierarchy of legal acts in the Donetsk People’s Republic. According to it, the DPR Constitution has the strongest validity, followed by laws, then codes, and then delegated legislation.

On December 13, 2019, the Civil Code of the Donetsk People’s Republic was adopted, which will enter into force on July 1, 2020. At that, according to Article 3 of the DPR Civil Code, civil legislation is based on the Constitution and consists of the code itself and other laws adopted in accordance with it,” the parliamentarian said.

Maxim Knysh emphasized that in order to eliminate legal conflict, the Committee considers it appropriate to amend the current legislation, which established the hierarchy of normative legal acts.

“We suggest amending the DPR Law “On Normative Legal Acts” and establishing the priority of the codified law over the non-codified one, since the code is a basic normative act containing legal requirements that are the foundation for many branches of law.

The Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building approved the final version of the bill on amendments to the law on normative legal acts regarding the hierarchy of normative legal acts. This draft law will be registered with the People’s Council as soon as possible,” the Committee Chairman concluded.

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