[lg policy] The Draft Law =?windows-1252?Q?=91On_the_principles_of_the_state_language_policy=92_?=entirely takes into account the interests of the different language groups in UKRAINE

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 11 15:55:58 UTC 2012

The Draft Law 'On the principles of the state language policy'
entirely takes into account the interests of the different language
groups in UKRAINE
04 January 2012

 This was particularly mentioned in the conclusion of the Draft Law
'On the principles of the state language policy' No. 9073 from
26.08.2011 year (initiated by the People's Deputies of Ukraine Serhiy
Kivalov and Vadym Kolesnichenko), prepared by PhD in philological
sciences, Doctor of law sciences, professor, academic, Rector of the
Interdisciplinary Institute of Management Olga Oleinik.

 In addition to the conclusion it is stated that 'The Draft Law of
Ukraine 'On the principles of the state language policy' doesn't have
a political nature, but rather seeks the implementation of the certain
statutory rights. Thus, Article 3 of the Draft Law specifies that
everyone has the right to determine freely the language that considers
as a mother tongue, and select the language of communication, as well
as to recognize a bilingual or multilingual, and change their language
preference. "

 'The Draft Law 'On the principles of the state language policy'
preserves the status of the Ukrainian language as the official
language, which indicates that the Draft Law coincides with the
Constitution of Ukraine."

 The Doctor of law sciences also believes that the Draft Law entirely
takes into account the comments of the Council of Europe, European
Union, OSCE, European Commission against Racism and intolerance, etc.,
and 'may be adopted as a whole, as a legislative act."

 Co-author of the Draft Law Vadym Kolesnichenko said that all the
specific legal comments must be taken into account when considering
the Draft Law by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

  We should remind that earlier the Draft Law 'On the principles of
the state language policy' was also supported by:

 Tavria National University named after V. Vernadsky, Simferoplil;


 The National Linguistic University;


 Institute of Russian Language and Literature named after M. Gogol;


 The National Pedagogical University, Ternopil;


 The National Pedagogical University named after M.P. Dragomanov;


 Group of the leading scientists and cultural figures of Ukraine;


 Odessa National University named after I.I. Metchnikov;


 Civic organizations, Russian and Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine;


 Approved by the representatives of 18 organizations of the national
minorities in Ukraine, in their letter to the OSCE High Commissioner
on National Minorities;


 Welcomed by the Venice Commission;



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