SUPREME COURT DID NOT SATISFY VIASNA’S COMPLAINT ON ITS LIQUIDATION CASE
December 24, 2003 deputy chair of the Supreme Court V. M. Vyshkevich did not satisfy the supervisory complaint, filed by Viasna against the decision of the Supreme Court.
October 28 the Supreme Court Judge V. H. Kulik ruled to liquidate the Human Rights Center "Viasna". According to the court decision, the reason for the NGO liquidation was gross violation of the election legislation, committed by Viasna during the presidential election 2001.
In their complaint, addressed to the chairperson of the Supreme Court, the NGO members asked to reverse the decision as it was not grounded on the law. According to Art 117 part 3 of the Civic Code, the peculiarities of NGOs’ legal status is defined by legislation. This is the Law "On Public Associations". Viasna members believe, in this case the NGO can not be liquidated under Art 57 clause 2 of the Civic Code. As for the Law "On Public Associations", Viasna did not violate it during the period of 2002-2003.
Deputy chair of the Supreme Court V. M. Vyshkevich confirmed the conclusions of the earlier decision and rejected the complaint.