Ukrainian MPs pass law on registration of birth and death in Crimea

Дата: 04 February 2016
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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure regarding the procedure for registration of births and deaths in the occupied territory (the bill No. 3171).

The document complements Article 257 of the Code of Civil Procedure of Ukraine, according to the official website of the Parliament.

As stated in the description of the law, an application on establishment of the fact of birth or death in the occupied territory may be submitted by the parents, relatives or legal representatives of a person to any Ukrainian court. The court shall consider the application without delay, and its judgment shall be enforced immediately.

Earlier, the representatives of the Human Rights Agenda drew attention to the fact that the bill No. 3171 was imperfect and posed a number of threats. In particular, the courts will not take cognizance of the documents not recognized by Ukraine (certificates issued by Russia, “DPR” or “LPR”), which may make consideration impossible. According to the Human Rights Agenda, the document does not offer a comprehensive solution to the problem.

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