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26 June , 2022  

The Verkhovna Rada may at the next plenary session consider the issue of appointing its Commissioner for Human Rights, Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk said.
“I think that personnel issues will be raised there (at the next meeting of the Verkhovna Rada), in particular, I hope that the parliament will be able to appoint a new ombudsman… and Ukraine will get a normal and full-fledged ombudsman,” the speaker said on air of the #UA national telethon on Saturday.
At the same time, he noted that there is no other candidate in the parliament, except for the head of the parliamentary committee on human rights, de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories, national minorities and interethnic relations, Dmitry Lubinets (deputy group “For the Future”).
“The chairman of the Verkhovna Rada or 118 people’s deputies has the right to nominate (the candidature of the Ombudsman). Only I have exercised my right to nominate a candidate, so it will be entered into the hall, ”Stefanchuk specified.
Earlier, First Vice Speaker Alexander Kornienko explained that, according to legislative procedures, the Rada could vote for the appointment of a new Commissioner for Human Rights no earlier than the beginning of July.
As reported, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed Lyudmila Denisova from the post of her Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights. The corresponding decision was supported by 234 people’s deputies at the plenary session on Tuesday. The Rada appointed her to this position on March 15, 2018.
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk announced on June 21 that he proposed to appoint People’s Deputy Dmytro Lubinets (for the Maybutne group) to the position of Commissioner for Human Rights.
Dmitry Lubinets is a Ukrainian politician and lawyer, People’s Deputy of Ukraine of the 8th convocation (from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc) and the 9th convocation (outside parties). In 2019, he entered the Verkhovna Rada as a non-partisan self-nominated candidate in constituency No. 60 (Donetsk region) and became a member of the For the Future parliamentary group, which became a party on June 2, 2020.

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