Administrative Procedure Bill: Dispelling Myths

On December 28, 2018 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine registered a Draft bill No. 9456 “On the Administrative Procedure”. The bill was drafted by Ukrainian and European experts according to EU member states standards. What it is about, learn from the infographic.

According to the document, the administrative procedure is the action rules for the authorities in dealing with cases and the adoption of decisions on the rights and obligations of individuals and legal entities. That is clear instruction that enhance the quality of public services for citizens and business, and protect them from the possible arbitrariness of officials.

Adoption of this bill will allow a complete transition from the old format, when the state manages citizens, to equal relations between the country and the citizen. This is one of the most important steps towards the establishment of a service state and a serious indicator of readiness for accession to the EU.

Despite the fact that the bill was drafted and submitted by the Government, and it was secured by the support of experts and representatives of the international community, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine was in no hurry to consider it even in the first reading. In addition, the Main Scientific and Expert Directorate (MSED) of the Apparatus of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine prepared a conclusion, which supports in general such a bill, but does not recommend the Parliament to review it in this wording.

The disadvantages pointed out by the MSED and the myths associated with the bill are debunked by experts of the Center for Political and Legal Reforms (CPLR) in a convenient and accessible form – infographics.


The infographics was prepared with the support of the European Union within the framework of the CPLR project “Strengthening the role of civil society in ensuring democratic reforms and the quality of state power”.


By Mykola Koval

Source: New Format