The Hungarian Parliament unanimously condemned the controversial law on education in Ukraine – resolution
The Hungarian Parliament unanimously voted for a resolution that condemns the adoption in Ukraine of the law on education through the languages of national minorities.
It is reported by Magyar Nemzet.
As noted in the resolution, the Ukrainian education act seriously violates the rights of Hungarians living in Transcarpathia, in the education of their native language, and also contrary to several international instruments.
Besides, Hungarian MPs say that the education act violates the Constitution of Ukraine, according to which the adoption of new laws or amendments to existing shall not limit the existing rights, in particular, prohibited ethnic and language discrimination.
Videopoem foreign diplomats concerned about the article about the language of instruction in the education Act
September 15, 11:10
In the Hungarian Parliament urged Ukraine to respect democracy and the rule of law and to prevent the entry into force of this law.
In addition, the deputies called on the international community to condemn the law.
Recall, September 5 during a meeting of the Rada adopted the law of Ukraine “On education”, which introduced the 12-year secondary education. The language of instruction in educational institutions determined by the state. The document envisages that the institutions can be taught one or more courses two or more languages – the state language, English and also in other official languages of the European Union.
Persons who belong to indigenous peoples and national minorities of Ukraine is guaranteed the right to education in their native language along with the Ukrainian language in public institutions of preschool and General secondary education.
Romania and Hungary criticized the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on education, believing that it violates the rights of national minorities in Ukraine. Statements with respect to Ukrainian law by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the two countries.
In turn, the President of Moldova Igor Dodon hopes that Ukraine will refuse the new education law in connection with the violation of the rights of national minorities. According to him, the new education Act will lead to the abolition of the system of education in the native language of the ethno-cultural minorities in Ukraine.
Subsequently, in Russia, this law called “an act of forced Ukrainianization, which constituted a flagrant violation of Ukraine ratified the European Charter for regional or minority languages”. “The state Duma” the Russian Federation has prepared a statement in relation to the Ukrainian law on education, in which he condemned adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the document. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that the document infringes on the interests of millions of Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine.