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Constitutional amendments came into force on February 21, 2019, the day after their official publication. More information on Julia Kyrychenko's blog.

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.

22 october 2015

Reanimation Package of Reforms proposes to reform the judiciary system and the ranks of judges through amending the Constitution of Ukraine

The proposal put forward by the Reanimation Package of Reforms (hereinafter RPR) involves creating a new three-tier judicial system with an open and transparent competition for appointment of judges to each position. This proposal is aimed at ensuring the right to a fair trial, as guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights.

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

23 january 2014

Legal opinion of the Centre for Political and Legal Reforms on the “laws” of 16 January 2014

On January 16, 2014, members of the parliament from the Party of Regions and the Communist Party, as well as individual MPs not associated with a political party, after the adoption of the law, “On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2014” incorporated unscheduled amendments into the agenda and "adopted" a number of other "laws", including

21 january 2014

Statement on events in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 16 January 2014

Members of two parliamentary factions in power voted on 16 January 2014 for the draft law №3 879 “On changes to the Law of Ukraine “On judiciary and status of judges” and procedural laws on additional security measures for public safety” and nine other draft laws.

17 september 2013

Constitutional amendments: How to avert the threat to judicial independence

However “non-democratic” it may sound, neither parliaments, nor people should participate in forming the judiciary. The president may only formally appoint a judge based on the results of the competitive selection and he may not have any influence on the judge’s carreer.

20 june 2013

Proposals of NGO Coalition “For Fair Referendum” regarding improvement of regulation of referendums in Ukraine

We, the nongovernmental organizations Center for Political and Legal Reforms, Ukrainian Independent Center for Political Research, Center.UA, Agency for Legislative Initiatives, Electoral Law Institute,

29 april 2013

Position of the Coalition of non-governmental organizations "For Fair Referendum” on the political and legal evaluation of the law "On Ukrainian referendum” and ways to avoid its implementation

Section I  Political and legal evaluation of the Law "On Ukrainian referendum" On November 6-th, 2012 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine    "On national referendum", exceeding their authority and violating the procedure determined by the Constitution of Ukraine and the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

28 january 2013

27, 28, 29 ... (or the number of parliamentary committees in Ukrainian)

Those who closely followed the activities of the new Parliament before the New Year had an opportunity to see how it steadily increased the number of new committees. Why? Maybe the MP’s were concerned about the quality legislation and wished to focus their energy on improvements? Or perhaps it was to adopt a system change within Ukrainian laws? Or perhaps some other noble goal?

9 january 2012

None of the Association Agenda priorities of the “Political dialogue” section is fulfilled – results of the civic monitoring

CPLR experts Yaryna Zhurba and Tanya Ruda is the members of ten-experts team that is providing the monitoring. They have analyzed the Euro-integration progress of Ukraine in the areas of Constitutional reform in Ukraine and Reforming the judiciary and the judicial system relatively. 

10 november 2010

Actual problems of the lawmaking process on the presidential elections eve

  Experts tried to find answers the questions:   Will Constitutional reform take place in Ukraine? Who is expected  to provide it?

1 april 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 april 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.