The Communist Party of Ukraine has filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights regarding the violation by the state of fundamental human rights and freedoms. This is reported by journalists of the publication GOLOS.EU with reference to a statement posted on the website of the political force.
“In July 2015, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, following the order of the ruling regime and referring to the anti-constitutional so-called “decommunization” laws, issued an unlawful order that banned the Communist Party from participating in local council elections. Dependent Ukrainian courts, as well as the Ministry of Justice, refused to restore the legal rights of the communists to express their will, ”the message says.
Because of this, as the Communist Party notes, it was forced, guided by the norms of international law, to apply to the European Court of Human Rights to restore justice.
The KPU did not formally participate in local elections, since the very name of the party is banned under the law "On condemnation of the communist and national socialist totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of propaganda of their symbols."
At the same time, representatives of the Communist Party of Ukraine still ran in these elections - from the New Power party.