Unconstitutionality of criminal liability for filing inaccurate information in Ukraine: сritical legal analyses

Palabras clave: declaración de información no confiable, corrupción pública, delito relacionado con la corrupción, inconstitucionalidad de la ley, Imperio de la ley

Resumen

The investigation reveals shortcomings in the arguments of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on the recognition of article 366-1 of the Criminal Code as not being in conformity with the Constitution, in terms of:(a) the court’s lack of authority to criminalize socially dangerous acts; (b) lack of argumentation on the absence of social harm in the non-submission of a declaration and in the presentation of inaccurate information; (c) positive foreign experience; (d) conformity of article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine with the principle of the rule of law. The article employs a set of legal research methods, including terminological, systemic-structural, formal-logical, and comparative-legal. It is stressed that:(a) the criminalization of a socially harmful act is a matter for the legislator, not the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, to decide; (b) the decision does not present or refute any argument on the element of social harmfulness relating to the non-submission of a declaration and the declaration of inaccurate information. On the basis of the investigation, it has been concluded that the decision of the Constitutional Court on the recognition of article 366-1 of the Criminal Code does not comply with the Constitution and has not been sufficiently substantiated.

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Biografía del autor/a

Andrii Vozniuk, National Academy of Internal Affairs

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3352-5626

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Head of Research Laboratory at the National Academy of Internal Affairs. Ucraine

Dmitriy Kamensky, Berdyansk State Pedagogical University

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3610-2514

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Head of Legal Courses Department at Berdyansk State Pedagogical University. Ucraine

Olexandr Dudorov, Luhansk State University of Internal Affairs

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4860-0681

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Head of Research Laboratory at Luhansk State University of Internal Affairs. Ucraine

Roman Movchan, Donetsk National University

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2074-8895

Doctor of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional, International and Criminal law at Donetsk National University named after Vasyl Stus. Ucraine

Andriy Andrushko, Uzhhorod National University

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7735-7898

PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Law and Process at Uzhhorod National University. Ucraine

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Publicado
2021-07-09
Cómo citar
Vozniuk, A., Kamensky, D., Dudorov, O., Movchan, R., & Andrushko, A. (2021). Unconstitutionality of criminal liability for filing inaccurate information in Ukraine: сritical legal analyses. Cuestiones Políticas, 39(69), 133-145. https://doi.org/10.46398/cuestpol.3969.07
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