The Administrative Court of Kiev closed the case on the competence of the President of Ukraine to interfere in activities of the church and religious organizations.

March 26, 2019 –  the District Administrative Court of Kyiv  has completed consideration of the case on the claim of the NGO “Rule of Law” against the President of Ukraine regarding the establishment of a lack of competence (authority) of the head of the state to interfere in the activities of the church and religious organizations, in particular by signing and sending a petition to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the provision of Tomos on the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, which was subsequently supported by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by the relevant resolution.

Having examined the case materials, having examined the available evidence and finding that the plaintiff has not correctly selected a means of protecting the violated right, the court refused to satisfy the claim.

Sources:

The Press Service of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv – March 26, 2019, “The court has completed consideration of the case on the competence of the head of state to interfere in the activities of the church and religious organizations”

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