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  1. Ukraine - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Law No. 2136-VIII of 13 July 2017 "On Constitutional Court", as amended to 3 October 2017. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-07-13 | Date of entry into force: 2017-08-03 | UKR-2017-L-106562

    Introduces a new text of the law, which sets general provisions; the competencies of the Constitutional Court; the competencies, the status, the procedure of the appointment of the Judge of the Constitutional Court, guarantees of his/her activity; organization of the activity of the Constitutional Court; ensuring its activity; the procedure of appellation to the Constitutional Court, also of admission of appellations; the launch of constitutional proceedings; consideration of cases in the Constitutional Court; the peculiarities of the proceedings concerning the correspondence of laws to the Constitution; acts and application of decisions of the Constitutional Court; final and transitional provisions.
    Repeals the previous Law "On Constitutional Court". (Vedomosti Verkhovnoi Radi Ukraini, 1996, No. 49, P. 272).

  2. Ukraine - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Law No. 1401-VIII of 2 June 2016 "to Amend the Constitution of Ukraine" (with respect to Justice). - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-30 | UKR-2016-L-105565

    Rephrases the following Articles:
    Article 124: Justice in Ukraine is exercised exclusively by the courts.
    Article 125: Court proceedings in Ukraine are processed based on the principles of territoriality and is established by the law.
    Article 126: Independence and immunity of judges are guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of Ukraine.
    Article 127: Justice is exercised by judges. Justice is exercised with the participation of jury in cases provided by the law.
    Article 128: Appointment of a judge for a position is exercised by the President of Ukraine, by the Suggestion of the Supreme Council of Ukraine, due to the Procedure Established by the Law.
    Article 129: In the administration of justice, judges are independent and subject only to the law.
    Article 130: The State ensures funding and proper conditions for the operation of courts and the activity of judges. Expenditures for the maintenance of courts are allocated separately in the State Budget of Ukraine, with the consideration of suggestions of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
    Article 131: The Supreme Council of Justice operates in Ukraine.
    Article 147: The Constitutional Court of Ukraine decides on issues of conformity of laws and other legal acts with the Constitution of Ukraine and provides the official interpretation of the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine, also has other competencies in accordance with the current Constitution.
    Article 148: The Constitutional Court of Ukraine is composed of eighteen judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
    Article 149: Independence and immunity of the judges of the Constitutional Court are guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine.
    Article 151, on the procedure of conclusions of the Constitutional Court on the conformity of international agreements with the Constitution of Ukraine;
    Article 153, on the procedure of the activity of the Constitutional Court.
    Also supplements the Constitution with new article 129-1 on the procedure of decision making of the Court; Article 130-1 on the self-government of judges; Article 131-1 on the activity of the Prosecutorís Office; Article 131-2 on the advocacy; Article 148-1 on the state funding of the Constitutional Court activity; Article 149-1 on the competencies of the judge of the Constitutional Court; Article 151-1 on the constitutional appellations; Article 151-2 on the essence of the Constitutional Court decisions.
    Also makes minor changes in Articles 29, 55, 59, 85, 92, 106, 110, 111, 136, 150, 152. Supplements Section XV-Transitional provisions-with new paragraph 16-1.

  3. Ukraine - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Law No. 183-VIII of 11 February 2015 On Transparency of Use of Public Funds. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2015-02-11 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-12 | UKR-2015-L-102445

    Section I sets the general provision introducing the description of the terminology of the law; also introduces, inter alia, the one web-portal of the use of public funds; the liability for the violation of the requirements of this law. Section II sets the final provisions.

  4. Ukraine - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Law No. 1682-VII of 16 September 2014 on "Cleaning the Power". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2014-09-16 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-16 | UKR-2014-L-99128

    This law deals with anit-corruption measures to be implemented in roles where officials have some power. The translation is "cleaning the power".
    Article I: General principles concerning 'cleaning the power'.
    Article II: Positions that are subject to the measures for 'cleaning the power'.
    Article III: Criteria of implementation of 'cleaning the power'
    Article IV: Statements of officials or servicemen
    Article V: Conduct of testing
    Article VI: Statements of persons applying for positions
    Article VII: Unified State Register of persons in respect of which the provisions of the law "On Cleansing of the Power" were applied
    Article VIII: Control over the implementation of this law.
    Also amends, inter alia, the Labour Code supplementing part 1 of article 36 (Reasons for the termination of employment contract) with new para 7-2 and changing the wording of part 2 of the same article.

  5. Ukraine - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Law No. 5475-VI of 6 November 2012 on the National Referendum. - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2012-11-06 | Date of entry into force: 2012-11-28 | UKR-2012-L-92859

    Part I: General Provisions
    Part II: Setting (Proclamation) of National Referendum
    Part III: Organization and Holding the Referendum
    Part IV: Committees of the Referendum
    Part V: List of Participants of National Referendum
    Part VI: Funding and Material-Technical Support for Preparation and Holding of National Referendum
    Part VII: Guarantees for Activities of Subjects of the Referendum Process
    Part VIII: Referendum Campaigning
    Part IX: Ballot and Fixing of Referendum Results

    Repeals the Law of Ukraine on National and Local Referendums (Vedomosti Verkhovnoi Rady Ukrainy, 1991, No. 33, p. 443, 1992, No. 35, p. 515; 2001, No. 49, p. 259; 2010, No. 48, p. 564 with amendments of 3 July 2012 No. 5029-VI).

  6. Ukraine - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Act No. 222-IV of 8 December 2004 to amend the Constitution of Ukraine (Text No. 44).

    Adoption: 2004-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 2005-09-01 | UKR-2004-C-71278

    Amends Sections 76 to 78, 81 to 83, 85, 87 to 90, 93, 94, 98, 103, 106, 112 to 116, 120 to 122, and 141 relating, inter alia, to the powers of the Parliament.

  7. Ukraine - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of Ukraine of 28 June 1996 - Constitution of Ukraine (official English translation) Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-28 | UKR-1996-C-45425

    Chapter II sets forth fundamental human and civil rights and freedoms including inter alia freedom of association ("right to membership in professional unions in order to protect [one's] employment and socioeconomic rights and interests", s. 36), the right to work (s. 43), the right to strike (s. 44) and the right to social security (s. 46). Prohibits the use of forced labour (s. 43). Available in English.

  8. Ukraine - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Supreme Soviet No. 1213-XII of 19 June 1991 on the draft of a new Constitution of Ukraine (Text No. 466).

    Adoption: 1991-06-19 | UKR-1991-R-32293

    Decree concerning the elaboration of a new Constitution. Contains a draft new Constitution.

  9. Ukraine - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of Ukraine of 20 April 1978, as amended to 21 September 1994.

    Adoption: 1978-04-20 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-21 | UKR-1978-C-41177

    Part I: Principles of the Social Order and Political System of Ukraine
    Part II: The State and the Individual. Chapter 5 provides for equality before the law, "regardless of origin, social or property status, race or nationality, sex, education, language, attitude to religion...". Chapter 6 addresses fundamental rights and duties of citizens. It guarantees, inter alia, the right to work, to rest and leisure, the right to health care, to "material support in old age and in sickness" and to education and the right to unite in public parties. With regard to freedoms, provides for freedom of speech, of the press and of assembly.
    Part III: The State and Territorial Structure of Ukraine
    Part IV: Radas of National Deputies of Ukraine and Procedures for their Election
    Part V: Bodies of the Legislative Power of Ukraine
    Part VI: Local Bodies of State Power and Administration in Ukraine
    Part VII: The State Plan for the Economic and Social Development of Ukraine and Budget of Ukraine
    Part VIII: Justice, Arbitration and the Supervisory Power of the Procuracy
    Part IX: The Emblem, Flag, Anthem, and Capital of Ukraine
    Part X: Application of and Procedures for Changes to the Constitution of Ukraine

    Lost effect on the grounds of Act No. 254/96-VR of 28 June 1996 to adopt and put into force the Constitution of Ukraine

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