Friday, July 25, 2014

Criminal liability for discriminating the disabled

On June 18, 2014 the Parliament of Ukraine passed the Bill of Ukraine "On amendments to some legislative acts on protecting the rights of disabled persons" (Bill No.3640) into law (hereinafter the Law).

The Law amends Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which provides for criminal liability in case of discrimination (direct or indirect restriction of rights or establishing direct or indirect privileges for individuals) on the basis of disability. 

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