Supreme Court closes the case on legality of Rada’s appeal for Tomos
The Supreme Court has closed the proceedings on the claim of religious organizations for the repeal of the Verkhovna Rada's resolution on receiving the Tomos of OCU.
On April 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of Ukraine considered the case and concluded that it had no administrative jurisdiction. This is stated on the Supreme Court's Facebook page.
"The Supreme Court closed the proceedings on the case of religious organizations to repeal the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of 19.04.2018 No. 2410-VIII "On supporting the appeal of the President of Ukraine to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for granting the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine" reads the communication.
As the UOJ reported, earlier the Constitutional Court refused to open proceedings on the appeal of 47 deputies about state intervention in the affairs of the Church, considering the case "political". The Constitutional Court stated that they could not assess the legality of the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada, which supported the appeal of President Poroshenko for the Tomos since it has a “political rather than a legal character”.