Skip to comments.Legality of the Crimean Referendum: Legal Analysis
Posted on 03/23/2014 11:43:14 AM PDT by annalex
Venice, 21 March 2014
Opinion no. 762 / 2014
ON WHETHER THE DECISION TAKEN
BY THE SUPREME COUNCIL
OF THE AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA IN UKRAINE
TO ORGANISE A REFERENDUM
ON BECOMING A CONSTITUENT TERRITORY
OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
OR RESTORING CRIMEAS 1992 CONSTITUTION IS COMPATIBLE
WITH CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES
adopted by the Venice Commission
at its 98th
(Venice, 21-22 March 2014)
on the basis of comments by
Mr Peter PACZOLAY (Honorary President, Hungary)
Ms Hanna SUCHOCKA (Member, Poland)
Mr Evgeni TANCHEV (Member, Bulgaria)
Mr Kaarlo TUORI (Member, Finland)
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27. The Constitution of Ukraine like other constitutions of Council of Europe member states, provides for the indivisibility of the country and does not allow the holding of any local referendum on secession from Ukraine. This results in particular from Articles 1, 2, 73 and 157 of the Constitution. These provisions in conjunction with Chapter X of the Constitution show that this prohibition also applies to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Constitution of Crimea does not allow the Supreme Soviet of Crimea to call such a referendum. Only a consultative referendum on increased autonomy could be permissible under the Ukrainian Constitution.
28. Moreover, circumstances in Crimea did not allow the holding of a referendum in line with European democratic standards. Any referendum on the status of a territory should have been preceded by serious negotiations among all stakeholders. Such negotiations did not take place.
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While this explains the glaring and obvious illegality of Russia’s theft of Crimea, it won’t stop the bootlickers on this forum from praising it
Putin memo to Commission: Go...pound...sand.
Poor NWO. The march of progress falters, and Occupy Terra gets a tiny eviction notice.
Is the Venice Commission another Soros funded Globalist front group that promotes “democracy” and “human rights”? If they are they can take their report and stick in their ear.
I can have my own Commission and or Council and can issue my own conclusion.
Can’t see why anyone would pay any attention to it...
Whoa, stop right there... What reason could there be to think that the constitution of the Ukraine means anything after the elected government of the Ukraine has been overthrown by a gang of Nazis??
Pooty-poots army of ass-kissers took 10 minutes and 12 seconds to arrive. I guess the FSB monitors for FR were between 2nd and 3rd shift-change at 10:30 PM local time.
As Con Clausewitz says, war is an extention of politics. Dirty political tactica and thug mentality always follows with a barrel to the head at the poll booth.
No it won't, but I want to give a wider audience to this document because it contains serious analysis of what is and what is not legal under the Ukraine's and the EU's constitutions.
Also see: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, etc: I expect Kerry to turn up any time now waving a paper and claiming,”Peace in our time.”
Yes. Putin is a usurper of power, war monger and a common thug. Obviously legalities won't stand in his way. Nevertheless, law matters.
while Hitler was a liberal Socialist artist fully supported by communists, he did attract conservatives when people were fed up with the decadent corruptocracy of Europe. History repeats itself in Putin with liberals’ help.
That is not New World Order, plainly legal order. Obviously, RF is not going to pay attention, but that only solidifies their status as a rogue state.
A mob overthrew the Ukraine’s government which meant Crimea was no longer part of an existing national government.
It seems they are an official EU body, paid for by taxes in Europe. At any rate, this contains legal facts that you and I will have a difficulty researching on our own.
The thug was voted out of office and fled.