By the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of July 8, 2020, No. 852-r Taras Dmytrovych Kremin was appointed to the position of the State Language Protection Commissioner.
The State Language Protection Commissioner is an official whose status, powers and procedure for their implementation are defined in Section VIII. PROTECTION OF THE STATE LANGUAGE (Articles 49-57) of the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Functioning of Ukrainian as the State Language” (hereinafter – the Law). In accordance with the Law, the State Language Protection Commissioner carries out his activities on the whole territory of Ukraine in order to promote the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language in the spheres of public life defined by this Law.
Commissioner’s tasks are as follows:
Commissioner carries out his activities independently of other state bodies and officials, he is appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine under a special procedure for the term of five years.
The activity of the State Language Protection Commissioner is also regulated by other legislative acts (legal and regulatory framework).