Admissibility criteria for petitions to the Commissioner

The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Commissioner’) receives and considers petitions of people's deputies of Ukraine (MPs), Ukrainian citizens, regardless of their place of (temporary) residence, foreigners and stateless persons residing on the territory of Ukraine, or persons acting on their behalf.

The Commissioner considers petitions concerning relations arising between the petitioner and public and local authorities and their officials.

Parliamentary control is exercised over observance of petitioners’ rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine, laws of Ukraine and international treaties to which Ukraine is a party.

Petitions are submitted to the Commissioner in writing within one year period after disclosure of the acts of violation of human and citizens’ rights and freedoms. In exceptional cases, this period may be extended by the Commissioner but should not exceed two years (Art. 17 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights").