Constitutional order / Constitutional reform

The continued application of the undemocratic law which does not conform with Ukraine’s Constitution, poses a serious threat to democracy in Ukraine. Public authorities have failed to take actions on this key reform over the past year. For tangible progress to be made in the sphere, the following recommendations, stemming from the 2016 Save Referendum Forum’s Statement, must be considered and prioritized

24 november 2017

First results of the selection of new judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Only candidates from three parliamentary factions were allowed to participate in the competitive selection for two positions of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine under the quota of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

27 september 2017

Ukraine’s more accessible and independent Constitutional Court

More than two decades after its establishment, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has struggled to shake of political control and to enforce constitutional standards. The latest reforms enhancing the accessibility of the Court and ensuring a more competitive appointment process lay the ground for an independent and effective arbiter. However, the lack of clarity and details may undermine the success of the Court and should therefore be addressed – writes member of the CPLR Board Julia Kyrychenko

30 june 2016

Analytical Brief by CPLR and RPR on Conducting the Constitutional Reform (June 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in 3 areas: human rights, decentralization and reform of the judiciary.

21 june 2016

CPLR and RPR congratulate on the 20th anniversary of the Constitution and invite to the concert-performance “Chronicle. The Constitution”

Together we will turn constitutionalism into ideology of our society and the state. Constitution as Key to the Country’s Success!

31 may 2016

Analytical Brief by CPLR and RPR on Conducting the Constitutional Reform (May 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in 3 areas: human rights, decentralization and reform of the judiciary. Furthermore, a Draft Law No. 4357 “On amendments to Article 78 of the Constitution of Ukraine on creating preconditions for stable and effective work of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine” was registered in the Parliament. It is not the result of the Constitutional Commission's work. Amendments to the Article 78 of the Constitution have been presented due to a temporary political interest.

30 april 2016

Analytical Brief by CPLR and RPR on Conducting the Constitutional Reform (16-30 April 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in 3 areas: human rights, decentralization and reform of the judiciary.

15 april 2016

Analytical Brief by CPLR and RPR on Conducting the Constitutional Reform (01-15 April 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in 3 areas: human rights, decentralization and reform of the judiciary. Unfortunately, so far the amending process in terms of ensuring the balance of powers has not been initiated. However, on 1 April, a Draft law “On amendments to article 78 of the Constitution of Ukraine on creating preconditions for stable and effective work of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine” No 4357 was registered in the Parliament. 

31 march 2016

Analytical Brief by CPLR and RPR on Conducting the Constitutional Reform (16-31 March 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in three areas: human rights, decentralization and justice reform. Unfortunately, so far the process for amending the Constitution with respect to ensuring the balance of powers has not been initiated.

16 march 2016

Analytical Brief by CPLR and RPR on Conducting the Constitutional Reform (01-15 March 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in 3 areas: human rights, decentralization and reform of the judiciary. Unfortunately, so far the amending process in terms of ensuring the balance of powers has not been initiated.

29 february 2016

Analytical Brief by CPLR and RPR on Conducting the Constitutional Reform (February 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in 3 areas: human rights, decentralization and reform of the judiciary.

31 january 2016

Analytical Brief on Conducting Constitutional Reform (January 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in 3 areas: human rights, decentralization and reform of the judiciary. The draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (on decentralization of powers) focusing on administrative and territorial reform and local government reform originated with the Presidential Administration, and were approved by the 8th convocation of the Ukrainian Parliament. The draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (on reform of the judiciary) were also submitted to the Parliament by the President of Ukraine. The Constitutional Court ruled compliance of these amendments with the Constitution of Ukraine (Articles 157 and 158). However, it has not been considered by the Parliament yet and needs re-consideration by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

15 january 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT: Presentation of the “ConstitutiON” information campaign

On 22 January 2016, the Day of Unity of Ukraine, at 12:00 at #Mediahub (4/6 Suvorova Street), civil society organizations announce launch of a large-scale public discussion of constitutional amendments and kick-start of a nationwide info-campaign for protection of the Constitution.

15 december 2015

Essay Contest “Where am I and the ConstitutiON”

The winners will receive the diplomas, a study visit to the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada), an internship in a leading think tank Сentre of Policy and Legal Reform and a public coalition Reanimation Package of Reforms to help with bringing their ideas to life.

15 july 2014

Opinion by a group of researchers and public experts on the Draft Law on Amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine No. 4178а dated June 26, 2014

The Draft Law “On Amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine” No. 4178а (the Draft Law) was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada on June 26, 2014, by the President of Ukraine, who defined it as “urgent.” On July 2, 2014, an updated version of the draft, with two provisions added thereto, was registered, substituting for the previous one.

23 june 2014

Current requirements and recommendations on constitutional reform in Ukraine of the Parliamentary Assembly and Venice Commission

Current requirements and recommendations on constitutional reform in Ukraine of the Parliamentary Assembly and Venice Commission

1 january 1970

Analytical Brief by CPLR and RPR on Conducting the Constitutional Reform (May 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in 3 areas: human rights, decentralization and reform of the judiciary. Furthermore, a Draft law “On amendments to article 78 of the Constitution of Ukraine on creating preconditions for stable and effective work of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine” No 4357 was registered in the Parliament. The Draft has been submitted by 169 MPs, and is not the result of the Constitutional Commission's work, created as a consultative body of the President to conduct a constitutional reform. The Draft provides point shift, allowing MPs to combine the mandate of executive's activities as the Prime Minister of Ukraine, members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Amendments to the article 78 of the Constitution have been presented due to a temporary political interest, and are not based on an integrated approach to draft constitutional amendments on strengthening of parliamentarism concerning forms of government improvement. 

1 january 1970

Analytical Brief by CPLR and RPR on Conducting the Constitutional Reform (May 2016)

The constitutional reform is underway in Ukraine, involving constitutional amendments in 3 areas: human rights, decentralization and reform of the judiciary. Furthermore, a Draft law “On amendments to article 78 of the Constitution of Ukraine on creating preconditions for stable and effective work of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine” No 4357 was registered in the Parliament. The Draft has been submitted by 169 MPs, and is not the result of the Constitutional Commission's work, created as a consultative body of the President to conduct a constitutional reform. The Draft provides point shift, allowing MPs to combine the mandate of executive's activities as the Prime Minister of Ukraine, members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Amendments to the article 78 of the Constitution have been presented due to a temporary political interest, and are not based on an integrated approach to draft constitutional amendments on strengthening of parliamentarism concerning forms of government improvement.