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The government has withdrawn the legislative proposal it submitted to Parliament on the temporary restriction of freedom of movement and close contacts.

The government notified Parliament of the withdrawal on Wednesday evening. The proposal was submitted as a provisional exception to fundamental rights in situations of emergency and was taken under scrutiny by the Constitutional Law Committee.

While considering the objects of the proposal significant, in the committee’s view, the underlying solution chosen to prohibit movement in its entirety “is contrary to the requirement of proportionality, given the epidemiological reasons presented to it.” It cannot be considered necessary in the manner referred to Article 23 of the Constitution.

The Constitutional Law Committee considers it essential and good legislative practice that, especially when significant changes are proposed to a far-reaching government proposal that have an essential impact on the underlying solutions in it, the preparation of the matter should be assigned to the government.