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The Law of Ukraine “On Securing the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens and the Legal Regime on the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine”

The Law of Ukraine “On Securing the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens and the Legal Regime on  the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine”

The law was adopted on 15  April 2014  and  came  into  force  on  27  April  2014.  Art.  10  of  the  Law guarantees  the  right  to  free  and  unrestricted  entry  of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territory  via  entry-exit  control  points  upon   presenting  document  which  confirms  their  identity  and Ukrainian citizenship. Entry of foreigners and stateless persons to the temporarily occupied territory and exit from it is allowed only with the special permission via entry-exit control points.

Article 10. Special Aspects of Entry in the Temporarily Occupied Territory and Exit Therefrom

  1. Citizens of Ukraine have rights for free and unrestricted entry to the temporarily occupied territory and exit from it via entry-exit control points upon presenting document which confirms their identity and Ukrainian citizenship.
  2. Entry of foreigners and stateless persons to the temporarily occupied territory and exit from it is allowed only with the special permission via entry-exit control points.

The order of entry of foreigners and stateless persons to the temporarily occupied territory and exit from it shall be set forth by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Part 1 of Art. 11 of the Law guarantees the protection of property rights and a legal regime of the property in the temporarily occupied territory. According to Part 2 of Art. 11 all subjects of property rights retain the right of ownership, which existed at the beginning of the temporary occupation. Acquisition and termination of ownership of the property takes place outside the temporarily occupied territory in accordance with the laws of Ukraine (part 4 of Art. 11).

Article 11. Guarantees of Property Rights and Legal Regime of Property in the Temporarily Occupied Territory

1. Property rights in the temporarily occupied territory shall be protected in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.

2. The state of Ukraine, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, territorial communities, including state community of the city of Sevastopol, state bodies, local self-governance bodies, and other entities of the public law shall preserve their property rights over property, including real estate and land plots, located in the temporarily occupied territory

4. Acquisition and termination of property rights over real property it the temporarily occupied territory shall be effected in accordance with the laws of Ukraine. In the event that the state registrar shall be unable to exercise its authority regarding state registration of property rights for real property it the temporarily occupied territory, the state registration body shall be designated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The full text of the document can be found at link and link.

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