The draft law No. 9055 “On the Bar and Practice of Law” does not solve the issues of the protection of professional rights and taxation

Advocacy 10:12 Mon 17.09.18 46 Reviews Print

The draft law "On the Bar and Practice of Law" No. 9055 was considered unacceptable at the joint meeting of the Committee on Protection of Advocates’ Professional Rights and Guarantees to Practice Law and the Committee on Legislative Initiatives regarding the Issues of the Practice of Law

On September 14, a joint meeting of the Committee on Protection of Advocates’ Professional Rights and Guarantees to Practice Law and the Committee on Legislative Initiatives regarding the Issues of the Practice of Law as held under the Ukrainian National Bar Association.

The subject of consideration was the draft law of Ukraine "On the Bar and Practice of Law" No. 9055, submitted to the Parliament by the President of Ukraine.

The participants recognized it as such that threatens the independence of advocates, contains the possibility for violations of human rights to protection, and also destroys the system of the Bar.

Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Protection of Advocates’ Professional Rights and guarantees to practice law, Ihor Kolesnikov, stressed the fact that that the draft law in its current wording is unacceptable.

In his turn, the Chairman of Committee on Legislative Initiatives regarding the Issues of the Practice of Law, Oleksii Yushchenko, noted that the main problems that need to be addressed today are the prevention of violations of the advocates' rights and guarantees and the easing of the tax pressure on advocates, which are not solved by the draft law No. 9055.

The meeting also discussed and proposed an array of measures to be implemented in the upcoming future in order to protect the rights of advocates and prevent the destruction of the system of the Bar.

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