People’s Deputies Purport to Further Extend the Moratorium on Sale of Agricultural Lands

The draft law No. 4727 has been registered with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to amend the Land Code with regard to the moratorium on purchase and sale or another alienation of agricultural lands.

The draft law provides for further extension of the moratorium to sell or otherwise alienate lands intended for agriculture, until 1 January 2021.

The law draftsmen believe that this approach will allow in the meanwhile to prepare and adopt laws and regulations designated for proper implementation and functioning of land turnover. These changes will also facilitate agricultural producers in adapting to new conditions associated with signing the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

At the same time, the European Court of Human Rights has admitted for consideration the first complaints submitted by owners of such lands due to the restriction of their property rights caused by the moratorium.

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