THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CRIMEAN TATAR AUTONOMOUS REPUBLC OF UKRAINE

 

THE CONSTITUTION

OF THE CRIMEAN TATAR AUTONOMOUS REPUBLC OF UKRAINE

Guided by the interests of the citizens of Ukraine, the established historical traditions of the Crimean territorial autonomy, the right of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine -- the Crimean Tatars, Karaites and Krymchaks -- to the state self-determination as guaranteed by the international obligations of Ukraine, the interests of citizens living in Crimea, irrespective of their nationality, and the right of Ukrainian citizens to self-government

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CONSTITUTION

of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

 

SECTION I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

CHAPTER 1

The constitutional foundations of the status and authority of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the principles and guarantees of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

 

Article 1

The status of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine,

the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

1. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is an integral part of Ukraine and within the powers defined by the Constitution of Ukraine, decides on the issues ascribed to its competence.

The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine also implements the powers delegated to it by the laws of Ukraine in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine.

2. The powers and procedures regarding the formation and activities of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are determined by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the regulations of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on matters within its competence.

3. The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is the representative body of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and carries out the representative, law-making and supervisory functions and powers within its competence.

The Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is the executive body of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and carries out executive functions and powers within its competence.

4. The organization and activities of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and of the Council of Ministers  of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are based on the separation of powers between them, accountability and responsibility before the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine as a representative body elected directly by the citizens, of the bodies formed by it and officials elected, appointed or approved by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 2

The legal framework and guarantees of the status and powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The legal basis for the status and powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is the Constitution of Ukraine, the laws of Ukraine and the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. In case when the provisions of legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic contradict the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, the provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine take precedence.

Article 3

The basic principles and guarantees of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The basic principles of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are:

  • democracy;
  • rule of law;
  • constitutionality;
  • respect and guarantee of the personal and civil rights and freedoms;
  • respect and guarantee of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine;
  • election;
  • collegiality;
  • publicity;
  • complementarity of the interests of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the national interests of Ukraine.

2. The main guarantees to the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are:

The legal, organizational, financial, property and resource self-sufficiency within the limits established by the Constitution of Ukraine that provides the powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

 

consideration of the specifics of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, as determined in the Constitution of Ukraine, by the Ukrainian state authorities when making decisions concerning the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

 

the state guarantees of the status, powers and property rights of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

 

judicial protection of the status and powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

 

Article 4

The Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine,

Normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and regulatory acts of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is adopted on the basis of and in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine.

2. The Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be published in the national language, as well as in the Crimean Tatar and Russian languages.

3. The norms of the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine have direct effect.

4. Normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine or their provisions that contradict the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, have no legal force.

Such acts may be appealed in court by persons whose rights and interests have been violated, and recognized by the court as invalid, unless determined otherwise by the law of Ukraine.

The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine have the right to cancel their acts in whole or in part.

5. Normative legal acts concerning the rights and freedoms of man and citizen establishing their rights and obligations shall come into force after their publication in the prescribed manner.

6. Normative legal acts the Kurultai of Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are binding on the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 5

State control over the compliance of the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and acts of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine

1. The issue of the compliance of the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine with the Constitution of Ukraine is determined by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in accordance with Constitution of Ukraine.

2. Based on the non-compliance of the normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, President of Ukraine may suspend these normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine with simultaneous appeal on their constitutionality to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

3. Acts of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine can be canceled by the President of Ukraine.

4. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine will have the Representative Office of the President of Ukraine in its territory.

5. The President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and other state authorities exercise their powers in relation to the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Republic of Crimea, the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, and the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on the basis of, within the powers of and in the manner prescribed by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine.

Article 6

Forms of citizen participation in matters within the competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. Citizens of Ukraine residing permanently in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, freely participate in the matters within the jurisdiction of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, both directly through elections and referendums and via the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. At the time of preparation and decision-making on matters within the competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is free to conduct independent scientific, creative and public examination of the issues by experts from the relevant fields.

3. The citizens shall freely exercise the right to file personal or collective appeals – including those from the citizens' associations -- to the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, relevant institutions, organizations and officials on matters within the competence of the latter, and in accordance with the law, receive their answers, as well as reliable information on matters affecting their rights and legitimate interests.

4. The citizens shall freely exercise the right to appeal in court the acts and actions or lack thereof of the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and of its institutions, organizations and officials that violate their rights.

5. No one has the right to acquire or exercise powers in violation of the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

6. Every citizen, foreigner and stateless person residing in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be held liable for violation of the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and acts of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimean Tatar Ukraine in the way determined by the laws of Ukraine.

CHAPTER 2

The territory, symbols and capital of the

Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Article 7

The territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is defined by the boundaries of the territory of the Crimean peninsula.

2. The territory of the Republic of Crimea may be changed subject to the decision of the republican (local) referendum and the decision of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine.

3. The administrative-territorial units in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are: region, agglomeration, city, city district, town, village and other, in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine.

The issue of determination and changes of the boundaries of these administrative territorial units in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be determined by the laws of Ukraine and regulations of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its competence.

Article 8

Symbols of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and

the capital of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has its own symbols: a coat of arms, a flag and an anthem. The music and lyrics of the anthem, the descriptions of the coat of arms and the flag of the Republic of Crimea, as well as the procedure for their use, shall be established by regulations of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. The functions of the capital of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be divided between the cities of Simferopol and Sevastopol. The specifics of Simferopol and Sevastopol as the cities with the function of the capital of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be determined by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on the basis of the laws of Ukraine.

CHAPTER 3

Ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens of Ukraine and

the rights and freedoms of nationalities in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Article 9

Ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens of Ukraine in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The rights and freedoms of man and citizen in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be established and guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, and according to them – by the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. The Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and normative legal acts of the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine may not restrict the rights and freedoms of citizens guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine.

3. The main task of the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, local self-government bodies and their officials is to ensure the realization of the rights and freedoms of man and citizen and decent living standard of the citizens.

The normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine may establish additional forms of social assistance, support and protection of the population from the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 10

Guaranteeing the use and development of the state language, the Crimean Tatar, Russian and other national languages in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, along with the state language, shall ensure the use, development and protection of the Crimean Tatar, Russian and other languages.

2.  As the languages of the majority of the population, Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar and Russian are used for international communication in all spheres of public life of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

3. In the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, citizens are guaranteed the right to education in their native language in preschool institutions, study of their native languages, instruction in their native language in state, republican and communal schools, through national cultural societies or in the manner prescribed by the legislation of Ukraine and regulations of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 11

Language of documents certifying the status of citizen in the

Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

In accordance with the legislation of Ukraine, official documents that certify the status of citizen -- passport, employment record, diplomas, birth and marriage certificate and others -- in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are issued in Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar and Russian languages.

Article 12

The language of court proceedings, notarial proceedings,

proceedings on administrative offenses and legal aid in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

In accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine, the language of court proceedings, notary proceedings, administrative violations proceedings and legal aid in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is Ukrainian or, per request of a proceedings party, Crimean Tatar or Russian.

Other issues of language use in the above areas in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are regulated by the laws of Ukraine.

Article 13

Working Language of post and telegraph, enterprises, institutions and service organizations in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. Mail and telegraph correspondence from citizens, state, national, public and other bodies, enterprises, institutions and organizations in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is accepted in the Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar or Russian languages.

2. All service sectors (communal services, public transport, health and others) and enterprises, institutions and organizations related to it; use Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar, Russian or another language acceptable for the parties.

Article 14

Realization of the rights and interests of citizens in the field of national culture

in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine ensures the preservation of cultural diversity that has historically developed in the Crimean peninsula and creates conditions for the equal development and mutual enrichment of the cultures.

2. To exercise the rights and interests in the field of the national culture, citizens of all nationalities living in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine may form associations representing their legitimate interests.

3. The issues of formation and functioning of citizens' associations in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be determined by the laws of Ukraine and regulatory legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its competence.

4. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine guarantees all its citizens of all nationalities, ethnic, cultural and other associations, organizations and institutions the right to develop their national cultural traditions, celebrate their national holidays, practice their religion, satisfy their needs in literature and art,  establish national media, publishing houses, museums, theaters, film studios and other national, cultural and educational institutions in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine.

5. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine guarantees all its citizens of all nationalities, ethnic, cultural and other associations, organizations and institutions the right to Interaction in the field of culture.

Article 15

Historic and cultural monuments in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Historic and cultural monuments in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are protected by the laws of Ukraine, while their status is determined by regulations of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its competence.

CHAPTER 4

Providing safe and healthy living conditions. Environmental Protection

Article 16

Providing safe and healthy living conditions in the

Crimean Tatar in the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall develop and implement policies and programs to ensure safe and healthy living conditions in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine provide the organization and development of health care, sanatorium and resort care and leisure resources.

Article 17

Environmental Protection in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine ensures the protection of natural complexes, including the natural reserve fund, resort, recreational, therapeutic, water protection and other types of territories and objects. The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine makes decisions on these issues within the authority provided by the legislation of Ukraine.

2. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine exercises the right to establish natural reserves and protected areas in the territories and objects of the local (republican) nature reserve fund in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and implement the relevant conservation measures.

3. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall develop and implement measures and programs that ensure environmental safety and balance in the natural resource use in its territory.

4. The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine carries out a range of measures to improve the health of the environment, prevent technogenic and anthropogenic emergency situations and restore and preserve the genetic fund of flora and fauna of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

5. The authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and of the local self-government exercise the right to environmental control in the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine or its administrative-territorial units and decision-making on suspending or terminating the environmentally hazardous activities and those endangering public health, in the order established by the laws of Ukraine.

6. The environmental impact assessment is mandatory when the legislative, investment, managerial, economic and other activities affect the environment, as well as at the request of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine or local government bodies in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in the way determined by the laws of Ukraine.

SECTION II

POWERS OF THE CRIMEAN TATAR AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF UKRANE

CHAPTER 5

The main powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Article 18

Powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The following shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine:

1) in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, adoption of the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, normative legal acts of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, amendments and additions to them, explanation of their use and control over their observance;

2) regulation and the implementation of the organizational and administrative powers on agriculture and forestry; land reclamation and mining; public works, crafts and trades; charitable activities; urban development and housing; resort and recreational sector; tourism, hotel business, fairs; museums, libraries, theaters and other cultural establishments, historical and cultural reserves; public transportation, highways, water supply; hunting and fishing; sanitary and hospital services and other matters stipulated and delegated by legislation of Ukraine, as well as maintenance of public order;

3) participation in the formulation and implementation of the basic principles of domestic, foreign economic and foreign policy of Ukraine on issues related to the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

4) decision-making on the issues of the administrative-territorial structure of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, delegated by the Ukrainian legislation to the competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

5) determination of the organization, operation and authority of the state bodies of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within the authority delegated by the laws of Ukraine;

6) appointment of regular elections of deputies to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, approval of the Election Commission of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, and decision-making on other issues of organizing and conducting the elections according to the laws of Ukraine;

7) appointment and holding the republican (local) referendums on matters within the jurisdiction of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

8) participation in the formation of the body of lay judges and jurors, in accordance with the laws of Ukraine;

9) exercise of the powers delegated to the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine by the Land Code of Ukraine, the Code of Ukraine on Mineral Resources, the Water Code of Ukraine and the Forest Code of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine "On Environmental Protection" and other laws of Ukraine;

10) management of property belonging to the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

11) in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, definition of the structure and priority directions of the economic development of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; definition of the investment priorities, providing benefits to investors, including foreign, other issues of investment activity; setting priorities and ensuring the development of science and technology; establishment and operation of free economic zones, licensing and quotas for export of products manufactured in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; foreign economic activity, economic activities within the exclusive (maritime) economic zone; in consultation with the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine's, participation in the regulation of customs duties and taxes on goods, imported to the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, in order to protect Crimea’s own producers and markets;

12) ensuring a balanced socio-economic and cultural development of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the implementation of programs for socio-economic, cultural and other development of the republic; development, adoption and implementation of the programs of socio-economic and cultural development, environmental management and environmental protection of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, in accordance with the national programs;

13) development, approval and execution of the budget Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, enrollment to the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine of the taxes and fees collected in the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, with the exception of the local ones, with their further transfer to the State Budget of Ukraine for state expenditures;

14) in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine, establishing income forming the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, ensuring its execution, carrying out experiments in the field of taxation, establishment of the local taxes and fees, as well as patenting certain types of activities and realization of other powers in the field of budget authority and taxation stipulated by the laws of Ukraine;

Financial independence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is guaranteed by the laws of Ukraine that permanently reserves the national taxes and charges payable in full to the budget of the Republic of Crimea for the revenue part of the CTARU budget. These  taxes and charges shall be sufficient for exercise of powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and ensuring the living standards of citizens and the population in general, that are no less than the social standards and requirements specified by the laws of Ukraine;

The relations between the state budget of Ukraine and the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine governing the distribution and redistribution of budget funds needed to balance the budget of the republic at the level that ensures exercise the powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the standard of living not lower than the national social standards and requirements, shall be defined by the laws of Ukraine;

15) definition of the status of localities as resorts, establishing zones of sanitary protection of resorts; defining directions and priorities, as well as the issues of the organization and development of tourism and resort and recreation industries; implementation of exclusive rights of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine for provision of tax benefits and other fees established by the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, for the industries, enterprises, institutions and organizations of any form of property, located or operating on the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

16) resolving the issues of environmental safety, management, conservation, restoration of land and natural resources, determining quarantine and natural disaster zones in accordance with the laws of Ukraine;

development, approval and implementation of the programs of environmental safety, management, conservation and restoration of land and natural resources;

admission in full to the budget Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine of the special and other fees levied for the use of land and other natural resources, in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine;

in accordance with Ukrainian legislation, determination of the norms of distribution of these funds between the republican and local budgets;

implementation of the exclusive rights of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine for provision on the benefits mentioned on the above payments stipulated by the legislation of Ukraine, to be credited to the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine;

17) taking into account the specifics of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine established by the Constitution of Ukraine and in accordance with the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine,  preparation, approval and implementation of the programs and addressing the issues of ensuring the use and development of Ukrainian as the state language and the Crimean Tatar as the language of the indigenous people, as well as of Russian and other national languages; organization and development of education, science and culture; protection and use of the historic and cultural monuments, organization and implementation of activities to ensure safe and healthy living conditions and organization and development of health care, physical culture and sports;

18) partaking in ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens, the national and civil accord and the rule of law; promoting public safety and implementation of the powers conferred by the laws of Ukraine in that field;

19) initiation of a state of emergency and establishment of the environmental disaster zones in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine or its selected areas;

20) development and implementation of the scientifically grounded demographic policy and urban, housing and communal services development;

21) participation in the development and implementation of the Ukrainian state programs that promote return of the citizens deported from Crimea earlier;

22) approval of the symbols, Diplomas and Honorary Diploma the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, honorary titles and other insignia of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

23) participation in the development of information policy and the use of information space on the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

24) the organization of statistics in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its competence;

25) exercise of other powers stipulated by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine.

2. As a representative body of the republic, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine carries out the property rights to land and natural resources within the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, except for the land and natural resources deemed national property, the property of the local communities, legal entities and individuals.

3. Within its authority, the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has the right to enter into relations with other regions of Ukraine, as well as with the local authorities, enterprises, institutions, organizations and associations of citizens of other countries and regions and international organizations in the fields of economy, science, education, environmental and natural resource protection and the social and cultural areas.

These powers are exercised within the frameworks of the national domestic and foreign policy of Ukraine.

Article 19

The right to appeal to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine exercises the right to appeal to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on the issues stipulated by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine.

Article 20

Representation of Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has a Permanent Mission in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev, as well as representative offices on economic, social, cultural and other cooperation in the regions for the implementation of the agreements concluded between them and the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine that fall within its competence.

SECTION III

THE KURULTAI OF THE CRIMEAN TATAR AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF UKRAINE, THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE CRIMEAN TATAR AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF UKRAINE.

JUSTICE AND PUBLIC PROSECUTOR IN THE CRIMEAN TATAR AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF UKRAINE

Formation of the governing bodies of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has a number of specific features forming the balance of the distribution of powers in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

In case the elections of the Head of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine result in the election of an ethnic Crimean Tatar representative, a representative of another ethnic group of Crimea shall be appointed the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

The Deputy Head of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be a representative of other nationalities of Crimea.

The First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be a representative of the Crimean Tatar people.

The other Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be a representative of the Crimean Tatar people.

In total, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has three Deputies.

Accordingly, should the elections of the Head of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine result in the election of a representative of an ethnic group other than the Crimean Tatars, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be appointed from the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people.

Consequently, the Deputy Head of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine - shall be also appointed from the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people.

The First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers shall be appointed from the representatives of the other Crimean nationalities.

The other Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers shall be also appointed from the representatives of the other Crimean nationalities.

CHAPTER 6

The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Article 21

Status of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

The Kurultai of the Republic of Crimea is the representative body of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, representing the interests of the citizens, the general interests of the population, territorial communities and local self-government of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine as a whole, and exercises its powers in order to facilitate and ensure the implementation of their rights and legal interests, as well as address the issues of a balanced social-economic, cultural and other development of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 22

The composition and terms of office of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Kurultai of Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine consists of 100 deputies. The elections of deputies to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine chosen on the basis of the universal equal and direct suffrage by means secret ballot, has a number of specifics.

The distribution of seats in the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is as follows:

49 seats are assigned to the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people as an indigenous people of Ukraine, on the proposal of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. Mejlis is a voluntary association of citizens of Ukraine who are foremost (mainly) of Crimean Tatar ethnicity, established to implement and protect the interests of the Crimean Tatar people as an indigenous people of Ukraine (defined by a special law of Ukraine).

1 parliamentary seat is assigned to a representative of Karaites, as an indigenous people of Ukraine, on the proposal of _____________________________.

1 parliamentary seat assigned to a representative of Krymchaks, as an indigenous people of Ukraine, on the proposal of _____________________.

49 seats are reserved for the representatives of other Crimean nationalities, elected on the basis of the universal, equal and direct suffrage.

The term of office of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is five years.

The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine becomes legitimate if no less than two thirds of its total number of representatives have been elected.

The powers of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine of the previous convocation terminate with the opening of the first session of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of the new convocation.

The powers of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine may be terminated early by the Verkhovna Rada on the grounds and in the manner prescribed by the Constitution of Ukraine.

2. The Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, his First Deputy and Deputy and the Chairmen of the standing committees of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine exercise their authority on a permanent basis.

Article 23

Deputy of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

A citizen of Ukraine who has the right to vote, has reached 35 years of age on or before the election day and has been residing in Ukraine for at least five years prior to the election day, can be elected as a Deputy of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

A citizen who has a criminal record for committing an intentional crime, cannot be elected to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, unless that criminal record has been canceled or annulled in accordance with the law.

The deputies of the Kurultai of the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine who work on a regular basis, cannot combine their official activity with other work, except for teaching, scientific and creative activity in the off hours, and join governing body or supervisory boards of for-profit companies.

The organization and conduct of the elections of the deputies of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are determined by the laws of Ukraine and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on matters within its competence.

The status of a Deputy of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is determined by the applicable law of Ukraine.

Article 24

Exercise of powers of the deputy of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Deputy of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has the full rights to ensure his/her active participation in the activities of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and its bodies and performs their mandate.

The deputy is obliged to participate in the work of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and its bodies, observe the Constitution of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, Ukrainian laws and regulations of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

For the duration of the meetings of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and its standing committees, as well as for performing of the other relevant obligations stipulated by the laws of Ukraine and the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Deputy is relieved from his/her regular employment duties with the compensation to him of his regular wages at the main place of work and of the other expenses related to his/her parliamentary activities from the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

The powers of the Deputy of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine terminate simultaneously with the termination of powers of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

The powers of the Deputy of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine can be terminated early in accordance with the procedure and in cases stipulated by the laws of Ukraine.

Article 25

Session of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Activities of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are carried out at sessions and consist of plenary sessions of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and meetings of its bodies.

The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine assembles for its first session no later than on the thirtieth day after the election of at least two thirds of the established number of deputies.

Until the election of the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the first session shall be opened and lead by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

The order of the activities of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, its organs and officials are determined by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the standing order of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and regulations of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its powers.

Article 26

The powers of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine decides on issues conferred to the competence by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine, with the exception of those for which decisions are made by the republican (local) referendum or by the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and other executive bodies of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. The competence of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine includes:

1) adoption of the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and presenting it for the approval of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, adoption of legal acts, entering in the prescribed manner of amendments and additions to them and explanation of their application procedures; determination of the procedure and ensuring control over the implementation of the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the normative-legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its competence;

2) in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine , the Crimean Tatar autonomous republic of Ukraine realizes its powers to ensure a balanced socio-economic and cultural development of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and implements programs for the socio-economic, cultural and other development of the republic;

3) appointment of regular elections of deputies to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and approval of the Election Commission of the Republic of Crimea;

4) decisions to hold a republican (local) referendum;

5) determination of the order of administering property belonging to the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

6) determination of the managing the assets of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

7) determination of the property of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine that is/is not subject to privatization;

8) approval of the budget Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and amendments to it, control over its execution and making decisions on the report of its execution;

Creation of the Accounts Chamber of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in order to monitor on behalf of the Kurultai of Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine the use of the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine by the executive power bodies; appointment and dismissal of the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine by the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

9) establishment of taxes and tax benefits in accordance with the laws of Ukraine;

10) on the proposal of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, making decisions regarding the issuance of the local loans;

11) on the proposal of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, determination of the order of creation of the targeted (including currency) funds; approval of regulations on these funds; control over the use of funds of these funds and approval of the reports on the use of these funds;

12) on the proposal of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, approval of programs on socio-economic and cultural development; environmental management and environmental protection of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and, in accordance with the national programs, their amendment and implementation monitoring;

13) in accordance with laws of Ukraine, decisions on the administrative-territorial structure, conferring resort status to the locales, establishing zones of sanitary protection of resorts and addressing the issues of the organization and development of the field of resorts, recreation and tourism;

14) addressing the issues of guaranteeing the rights and freedoms of citizens and national harmony, as well as promoting law enforcement and public safety within the competence of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

15) addressing the issues on the use and development of the state, Crimean Tatar, Russian and other national languages ​​and cultures in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, protection and use of the historical and cultural monuments and determining the working and document languages ​​and of the republican bodies within the competence of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

16) participation in the formation of the basic principles of domestic, foreign economic and foreign policies of Ukraine on matters relating to the interests of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

17) election of the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, his First Deputy and Deputy and their dismissal from office;

18) formation of the Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the permanent and temporary commissions of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and election of the Chairmen of these permanent and temporary commissions;

19) approval of the standing order of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, amendments and supplements thereto;

20) formation the staff of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, approval of its structure, the size and its maintenance costs; determination of its operation order; approval of the staff appointment and dismissal by the Chairman on the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, Head of the Secretariat and the Executive Secretary of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

21) approval of the appointment and dismissal by the Chairman on the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine;

22) approval of the appointment by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine of the Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Ministers and Chairmen of the republican committees Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

23) Approval on presentation of Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the structure of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar population of the autonomous republic of Ukraine, its staff and budget for their maintenance costs;

24) on the proposal of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, formation and liquidation of the ministries and republican committees of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within the limits of the funds provided by the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

25) dismissal of the members of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on the basis and order determined by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

26) partaking in the approval of appointment and dismissal of the Chief of the Head Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Crimea, the Chief of the Head Office of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the General Director of the State TV and Radio Company "Crimea" and hearing reports on their respective activities; approval of the appointment of the Prosecutor General of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

27) suspension of the decrees and ministerial orders of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on the implementation of the government functions and powers in cases where they contradict the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, with the simultaneous appeal to the President to terminate them;

cancellation of decrees and orders of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on the issues conferred to the powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine if they contradict the Constitution of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, Ukrainian laws and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

28) initiation of a state of emergency and the establishment of the environmental disaster zones in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine or its particular areas, in cases stipulated by the legislation of Ukraine;

29) hearing the reports of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and members of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine not more than twice a year;

30) decisions on dismissal of the Chairman of the of Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and other members of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine due to the no confidence vote;

in case of when the decision to dismiss the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine due to the no confidence vote by a simple majority of votes in the Kurultai of the Republic of Crimea, the dismissal of the Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is carried out in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine;

in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine" in case when the decision to dismiss the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine due to the no confidence vote by the two-thirds majority of votes in the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine approves the dismissal of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

31) the establishment of the republican mass media;

32) within the powers granted to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, decisions on issues relating to land relations, use of natural resources, the fees for use of natural resources, etc.;

33) approval of the symbols, the establishment of Diplomas and Honorary Diploma the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, honorary titles and other insignia of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation;

34) hearing reports of commissions and heads of agencies created, formed and elected by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and officials appointed, elected or approved by it;

35) in accordance with the Law of Ukraine on the status of the Deputy of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, consideration of the Deputies requests and appeals and decisions on them;

36) in accordance with the laws of Ukraine, decisions on the organization of the territories and objects of the natural reserve fund of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and other areas subject to special protection, declaration of natural and other objects of historical, cultural, ecological or scientific value, as historical or cultural monuments protected by law;

37) determining the order of signing and approving contracts and agreements on behalf of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on matters within the competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; approval of the contracts and agreements.

The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine exercises other powers ascribed to its competence by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, as well as assigned to it by the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea and regulations of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its competence.

Article 27

The procedure for the adoption of the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. By a simple majority of votes, Deputies of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine adopt the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and amendments thereto, which shall enter into force after their approval by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine publication.

2. On the issues of the normative legal nature, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine adopts resolutions.  On the issues of the organizational and administrative nature, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine makes decisions.

3. Resolutions and decisions of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are adopted at its sessions by open or secret ballot by a majority vote of the deputies of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

4. The right to submit drafts of the normative legal acts to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine belongs to the Deputies of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine who exercise it individually or collectively, as well as to the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

5. Regulatory acts the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be signed by the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and enter into force within 14 days after their adoption in the way stipulated by the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the regulations of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

6. If during the discussion of a normative legal act draft in the Kurultai meets categorical rejection of the proposed solutions, a conciliation commission shall be established. The commission can make a proposal to submit the disputed issue to the Human Rights Commissioner of Ukraine who will act as an arbiter. Later, the agreed decision shall be put on the agenda of the Kurultai session with the Human Rights Commissioner of Ukraine present there.

Article 28

Compliance of the normative legal acts of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine

Normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on the competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall conform to the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine.

Normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on the execution in the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine of the state executive functions and powers delegated in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, shall be adopted in compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers Ukraine and for their execution.

Article 29

Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is elected by secret ballot at the first session of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, from among the Deputies of the Crimean Tatar Kurultai.

2. The Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine represents the Kurultai before the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the central and local public authorities of Ukraine, the local self-government, enterprises, institutions and organizations, citizens and their associations, officials and authorities of other countries and their regions, of the citizen associations, institutions and organizations, and the international organizations. S/he also organizes the activities of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

3. The Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine:

  1. conducts the meetings of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and its Presidium, prepares and organizes the meetings and monitoring of the implementation of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and its Presidium’s decisions and resolutions;
  2. proposes candidates for the posts of the First Deputy and Deputy Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, Chairmen of the standing committees of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and other positions stipulated by the current legislation;
  3. on the decision of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, approves the staff  list within the budget of the Kurultai of Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;
  4. carries out the general management of the issues to be considered by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;
  5. signs normative legal and other acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, treaties and agreements on matters within the competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, in the manner prescribed by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in accordance with the laws of Ukraine;
  6. presents to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine the candidacy for the post of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;
  7. awards the Diploma and the Honorary Diploma of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and its Presidium, as well as other insignia of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;
  8. calls extraordinary sessions of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;
  9. presents candidacies for the posts of the Head of the Secretariat and the Executive Secretary of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;
  10. partakes in the approval of appointment and dismissal of the Deputy Chief of the Head Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Crimea, heads of the city and district departments of internal affairs of Ukraine, Deputy Chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Crimea; Deputy Chief of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the State Tax Administration in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and heads of district and municipal state tax inspections in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; head and deputy head of the tax police department in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; chief and head of the deputies of the financial control in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; head and deputy head of the Crimean regional customs; Director of the Broadcasting Center; Chairman of the Property Fund of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Other powers and activity of the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, as well as his First Deputy and Deputy, are determined in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine of the standing order of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

4. The Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is accountable to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and reports to it. He may be removed from office by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, if more than half of the total number of Deputies have voted for that.

The procedure for the early dismissal of the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is determined by the laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the standing order of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

5. The Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine performs his/her duties until the opening of the first session of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine of ​​the new convocation, except in cases when the powers of the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine have been terminated early.

6. The Chairman of the Kurultai of Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine issues orders within his/her authority.

Article 30

Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

  1. In order to coordinate the work of the bodies of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, aid the deputies in fulfilling their duties, prepare the sessions and execute other powers, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine forms the Presidium.
  1. The Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are ex officio the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Republic of Crimea, his/her First Deputy and Deputy and Chairmen of the standing committees of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.
  2. The Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is headed by the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.
  1. The procedures and activity of the Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is determined in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the standing order of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and other normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 31

The powers of the Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine:

1) calls the sessions of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and organizes preparation thereto;

2) forms the draft agenda and submits it for approval to the session of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

3) coordinates the work of the bodies of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

4) facilitates the registration and the official publication of the normative legal acts of Kurultai of Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

5) establishes the Diploma of the Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. The Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine carries out other organizational powers granted to it by the normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

3. At least once a year the Presidium of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine reports to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on the work done.

Article 32

Standing and temporary commissions and other bodies of the

Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The standing and temporary commissions of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are elected from among its Deputies for the study, preliminary review and preparation of the matters related to its competence and control over the execution of the decrees and decisions of Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. The powers and procedures of the standing and temporary commissions are determined by the standing order of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

3. For the purpose of ensuring control over the compliance with the Ukrainian legislation on privatization, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine forms the Privatization Control Commission of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

4. For the matters within its competence, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine forms other bodies and defines the organization, powers and procedures for their activity.

Article 33

Status of the elected officials of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. Elected positions of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine belong to the relevant categories of civil servants, in accordance with the procedures established by the Law of Ukraine "On Civil Service".

2. Remuneration of the elected officials of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be made at the expense of the republican budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 34

Financing and cost estimates Kurultai of Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. Financing the operation costs of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is provided by a separate line item in the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. The estimated costs associated with the activities of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and its bodies and the Deputies of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, shall be approved by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

CHAPTER 7

THE COUNCL OF MINISTERS OF THE CRIMEAN TATAR AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF UKRAINE

Article 35

General provisions

1. As the executive organ of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine independently carries out executive functions and powers on matters granted to the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine.

2. The Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is formed by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine for the duration of its term in office, reports to it and is led by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

3. The Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine also performs state executive functions and powers delegated by the laws of Ukraine, in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine.

In order to ensure the proper exercise of the delegated state executive functions and powers, the appropriate financial and material resources and state property necessary for the implementation of these powers, shall be transferred for the operation and management by the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

The organization and order of execution of these functions and powers of the republican bodies of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are determined by the normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

4. The laws of Ukraine and based on them normative legal acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine can determine certain conditions of exercising the delegated state executive functions and powers, the implementation of the national and regional programs; coordinated action to combat catastrophes, natural disasters, epidemics, and epizootics and eliminate their consequences, environmental management, environmental protection, providing environmental safety and safe and healthy living conditions, protection of historical and cultural monuments, organization and development of education, science and culture, physical culture and sports, law enforcement and public safety and implementation of the joint projects in the region, as well as addressing other issues related to the competence of the executive bodies.

5. In matters of the execution of the state functions and powers, the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, his/her Deputies and heads of relevant ministries and republican committees of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are responsible before and report to the Cabinet of Ministers, while the heads of the local state administrations – to the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 36

Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine represents the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine before the President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, central and local executive authorities of Ukraine, local self-government bodies, enterprises, institutions and organizations, citizens and their associations, officials; authorities and bodies of other states and their regions, citizen associations, institutions and organizations, as well as international organizations. It also organizes the activities of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine:

1) conducts the meetings of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, provides preparation thereto and organizes the control over the implementation of the acts of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

2) presents candidacies for the posts of the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, Ministers and Chairmen of the republican committees to the  Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

3) approves the staffing of the Ministries, republican committees and the Council of Ministers within the cost estimates approved by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

4) exercise general supervision in preparation of matters to be considered at the meetings of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

5) signs resolutions, decisions and orders of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, as well as treaties and agreements within its powers;

6) awards the Diploma of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine;

7) partakes in the appointment and dismissal of the Deputy Chief of the Head Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Crimea, heads of local and regional departments of internal affairs of Ukraine, Deputies of the Chief of the Head Office of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine in Crimea; Deputy Chief of the Head Office of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the State Tax Administration in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and heads of district and municipal state tax inspections in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; Head and Deputy Head of the tax police department in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; Chief and Deputy Chief of the Control and Audit Office in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine; Head and Deputy Head of the Crimean regional customs and Director of the Radio and Television Broadcasting Center.

Other powers and activities of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and his/her deputies are determined in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine and the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 37

Appointment and dismissal of theChairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, his/her Deputies, Ministers and Chairmen of the Republican committees of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and their reports

  1. The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be appointed and dismissed by the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in agreement with the President of Ukraine and approved by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.
  2. Deputy Chairmen of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and Ministers and Chairmen of the Republican committees of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be appointed and dismissed by the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and approved by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.
  3. in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be appointed by the elections in the respective administrative-territorial unit and dismissed by the President of Ukraine submitted by the Cabinet of Ministers agreed with the Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine , the Permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in the Crimean Tatar autonomous republic of Ukraine or by the procedure of impeachment prescribed appropriately Law Crimean Tatar autonomous republic of Ukraine.
  4. No more than twice a year, the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine presents a comprehensive report on its activity to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, as well as quarterly written reports on the socio-economic, cultural and other situation in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.
  5. On the proposal of the Chairman of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, at least five standing committees or one third of the total number of the Deputies, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has the powers to hear no more than two reports per year on a particular area of activity of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, of the individual Ministries and the republican committees of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.
  6. The comprehensive report of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is delivered by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine or the person performing his duties.

The report on a particular area of activity of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Deputy is delivered by a Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in charge of that area.

A report on the activity of a Ministry or the republican committee of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is delivered by the respective Minister or the Chairman of the Republican Committee of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine or persons performing their duties.

  1. If the results of the comprehensive report of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are deemed unsatisfactory by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, in the manner prescribed by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, shall be entitled to make a decision to:

dismiss (terminate powers) of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine due to the no confidence vote;

dismiss the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in connection due to the no confidence vote.

If the results of the report on a particular area of activity of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the individual Ministries or republican committees of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are deemed unsatisfactory by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, in the manner prescribed by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be entitled to make a decision on the dismissal of the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Minister or the Chairman of the republican Committee of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine due to the no confidence vote.

8. The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine may vote no confidence in the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine or the individual members of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine due to the improper performance of their duties or violation of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, laws of Ukraine and legal normative acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

Article 38

Powers of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine exercises executive functions and powers on the issues conferred to the sovereign competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and also carries out state executive functions delegated to it in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine.

The Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine also exercises other functions and powers provided by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, Ukrainian laws and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its competence.

2. The Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine exercises executive functions and powers conferred to the sovereign competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in matters of:

  • economic development
  • economic and social development planning
  • financial, loan and pricing policies
  • industry
  • fuel and energy complex
  • agriculture
  • land management
  • forestry
  • water management and irrigated agriculture
  • organization and development of the resort and recreation field and tourism
  • management of the sanatorium-resort and tourist complexes of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine
  • foreign trade and external relations
  • transport, communications and road construction
  • housing and communal services and development, architecture and urban planning
  • trade and consumer services
  • organization and development of education, science, culture, art and protection of historical and cultural monuments
  • printing and publishing
  • environmental protection
  • facilitating safe and healthy living conditions, organization and development of health care, physical culture and sports
  • labor, its remuneration, conditions and labor protection; social issues and employment, as well as social protection
  • the rule of law, protection of public order and the rights of citizens;
  • interethnic relations;
  • youth policy, family and child services;
  • management of property of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in the manner prescribed by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

The Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine manages the property owned by the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, establishes the official newspaper/journal of the Council of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and exercises other powers provided by the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, Ukrainian laws and the normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine adopted within its competence.

3. The relationship between the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the enterprises, institutions and organizations owned by the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are based on their accountability to the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within the limits and forms determined by the laws of Ukraine and in accordance with them, by the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, adopted within its competence.

4. The relationship between the authorities Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the enterprises, institutions and organizations of other forms of ownership, as well as those that are not in its management, shall be based on a contractual and tax basis and the tax and are implemented within the limits and forms determined by the legislation of Ukraine.

In matters within the competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, at the request of the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, enterprises, institutions and organizations that are not owned by the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall provide relevant information to them.

5. The Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine facilitates interaction between the executive authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the law enforcement agencies in order to provide public safety, law enforcement and the rule of law.

6. The Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has the right within its competence to annul acts of the Ministries and national committees of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and other bodies subordinate to it, and on the matters of execution of the state functions and powers -- acts and decrees of the local state administrations, if they are adopted in violation of the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine or the decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

7. The powers, organization and activities of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are defined by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, Ukrainian laws and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

8. The Council of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ministers of Ukraine within its competence, issues resolutions, decrees and orders that are binding on the entire territory of the Republic.

In the order determined by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine enters into contracts and agreements on matters within the competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

CHAPTER 8

Justice and prosecutors' offices in the

Crimean Tatar in the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Article 39

Justice in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Justice in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is carried out on the basis and in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine.

The courts of Ukraine shall be guided by the Constitution of Ukraine Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and acts of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in cases stipulated by the laws of Ukraine.

Article 40

The courts of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

The courts operating in the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are part of the united system of the judiciary in Ukraine.

The Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic takes part in ensuring the operation of the courts in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and exercises other powers stipulated by the laws of Ukraine.

Article 41

The organization and activities of the prosecutors' offices in

Crimean Tatar in the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The organization and activities of the prosecutor's offices in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine are defined by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine.

2. The Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has the right to hear the reports of the Prosecutor of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and raise the issue of his dismissal from office before the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

SECTION IV

LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT

In the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

CHAPTER 9

Realization of local self-government in the

Crimean Tatar in the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Article 42

The legal basis of local self-government in the

Crimean Tatar in the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

Local self-government in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine is carried out in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine.

Article 43

Ensuring respect for the rights and freedoms of citizens

in the Crimean Tatar in the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. According to the Constitution of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its powers partakes in ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens on the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

2. In case of violation by local authorities, village, town and city mayors and Chairmen of local state administrations of the civil rights and freedoms stipulated by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, and failure to correct its acts on the request of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine in order to comply with the Constitution and laws of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine has the right to appeal to:

the President of Ukraine -- on dismissal from their positions of the Chairmen of local governments in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine;

the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – on calling early elections of the local council or village, settlement and city mayor per the laws of Ukraine.

Article 44

Delegation of functions and powers

1. According to the Constitution of Ukraine, laws of Ukraine, the European Charter of Local Self-Government, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and normative legal acts of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, certain powers, along with the transfer of finance and property to ensure the implementation of these powers, may be delegated to the local authorities.

The procedure and conditions for the implementation of the delegated powers may be determined by the mutually agreed decisions or agreements between the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the local authorities.

2. According to the Constitution of Ukraine Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine monitors the implementation of local government powers delegated to them by the law of Ukraine, as well as the powers delegated regulations Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

If the decrees of local self-government in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine on the implementation of the powers delegated to them contradict the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine, the decrees of the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the normative legal acts of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, they may be suspended by the Kurultai of Crimean Tatar autonomous republic of Ukraine (decrees by the representative bodies) and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine (decrees by the executive bodies) with a simultaneous appeal to a court.

Article 45

Interaction of the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine with the local

self-government bodies in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. In accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, in order to ensure a balanced socio-economic, cultural and other development of the region, the procedures and conditions for the implementation of the joint programs and projects of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the local self-government bodies in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, as well as other issues within the competence of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, may be determined by mutual agreement between them.

2. The joint programs and projects of the socio-economic, cultural and other development are financed from the budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the local budgets.

Expenditures from the budgets of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the local budgets and the property transfer necessary to implement the above joint programs and projects, is carried out on the basis of the decisions of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, as well as of the relevant local council or on the basis of the agreements between them.

3. The joint programs and projects can be also financed also by means of a trust fund for ensuring a balanced socio-economic and other development of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine formed from the funds transferred from the State Budget of Ukraine, the National Budget of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, local budgets and other funds in the order determined by the laws of Ukraine and the regulations of the Crimean Tatar Kurultai of the Autonomous Republic of Ukraine within its competence.

4. With the goal of a balanced socio-economic and cultural development of the region, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine cooperates with the local self-government associations in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and other voluntary associations of local self-governments.

The local self-government associations of Ukraine in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic may submit to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine recommendations and suggestions in the manner prescribed by law.

The order and procedures for interaction of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine with the local self-government associations and other voluntary associations of local self-governments in the Ukrainian Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic are determined by mutual consent.

Article 46

Specifics of the interaction of the authorities of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine with the local self-government bodies in the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

In accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, in order to ensure a balanced socio-economic, cultural and other development of the region, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and local self-government bodies by mutual consent and in the order defined by the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, may integrate financial and material resources and property, coordinate the activities of the agencies, services, institutions and organizations for the preparation and implementation of the joint programs and projects and finding common solutions on other issues related to their competence, including in the field of:

  • education, health, land management, architecture and urban planning, environmental protection, organization and coordination of foreign economic activity, natural resources, transport, road construction and maintenance, water supply, communication, fuel and other energy supply, construction and reconstruction of industrial objects, utility and social and cultural facilities, the organization of control over the quality and safety of construction and repair works, the organization of sanitary-epidemiological control, protection and use of historical and cultural monuments, nature reserves, organization of tourist and resort-recreational activity, archiving, organization and maintenance of library activities , museums, theaters, etc.
  • implementation of training programs, preparation and implementation of employment programs for the population and the use of labor resources, of assistance programs to low-income families and individuals, seniors and the disabled, large families, the implementation of youth programs, including those on child neglect, programs in the sphere of science and culture as well as physical education and sport programs for the prevention and elimination of emergency situations, as well as training and other programs and projects.

Article 47

The order of interaction of the authorities, institutions and organizations of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the local self-government bodies

The order of interaction of the authorities, institutions and organizations of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the local self-government bodies is determined by the agreements or concerted decisions of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the local councils. A concerted personnel policy in the field of the joint activities may apply.

SECTION V

GUARANTEES OF THE STATUS AND POWERS OF THE CRIMEAN TATAR AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF UKRAINE

Article 48

Guarantees of and ensuring the status and authority of the

Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine

1. The status and powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and of the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine defined by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine, are guaranteed by the State and provided by the democratic institutions of society, the activities of the state authorities, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, local authorities, citizens and their associations.

2. On the basis of the advisory resolution of the Republican (local) referendum, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine may propose amendments to the status and limitations of the powers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine and the Council of Ministers of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine defined by the Constitution of Ukraine and laws Ukraine.

The Constitution of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine may be changed only by the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine.

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

In order to restore the jurisdiction of Ukraine in the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine, a Transitional Period following the de-occupation of the territory in Crimea shall be established. During the Transition Period, the state power in the territory of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be carried out by the bodies of the provisional military-civilian administration.

Elections to the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic of Ukraine shall be held no earlier than three (3) years after the de-occupation of Crimea and the return of its territory under the jurisdiction

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