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ccu1THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF UKRAINE is the sole body of constitutional jurisdiction in Ukraine. The Law of Ukraine “On the Constitutional Court of Ukraine” adopted on October 16, 1996 sets forth that the task of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is to guarantee the supremacy of the Constitution of Ukraine as the Fundamental Law of the State throughout the territory of Ukraine.

The Court held its first session on October 22, 1996 and adopted its first decision on May 13, 1997.

The organisation, authority and arrangement of activities of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are set forth by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Law “On the Constitutional Court of Ukraine” and the Rules of Procedure of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine consists of eighteen judges. President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Congress of Judges of Ukraine each appoint six judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for a nine-year term.

The Court is headed by the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine who is elected for a single three-year term from among judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The organisational, scientific and expert, informational and reference support for the activity of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is performed by the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The printed body of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is "The Bulletin of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine".

 


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 Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii Baulin met the Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania Armanas Abramavicius and Head of the EU Project "Support to justice sector reforms in Ukraine" Virgilijus Valancius 23.03.2015
On March 20, 2015 Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yu.Baulin held a meeting with the Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania, former Justice of the Constitutional Court (2002-2011), Doctor of Law, Professor Armanas Abramavicius and the Head of the EU Project "Support to justice sector reforms in Ukraine", Doctor of Law, Professor Virgilijus Valancius. Interlocutors discussed Ukrainian legal system reforms, including such priority areas as the constitutional reform, reforms of the judiciary and law-enforcement bodies, human rights protection.
 Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii Baulin and Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Petro Stetsiuk participated in the International Judicial and Legal Forum 23.03.2015
Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii Baulin and Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Petro Stetsiuk participated in the III International Judicial and Legal Forum "Judiciary Reform in Ukraine: European Vector" held on March 19-20, 2015 in Kyiv at the Supreme Court of Ukraine. At the beginning of the forum the participants were welcomed by the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Ukraine Yaroslav Romaniuk, Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Full Member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine Natalia Kuznetsova, Head of the EU Project "Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine" Virgilijus Valancius, Chief editor of the all-Ukrainian periodical publication "Legal practice" Rustam Kolesnik.
 The representative of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine attended the presentation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017 23.03.2015
On March 18, 2015 in the premises of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine a presentation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine was held. Upon the assignment of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii Baulin, the event was attended by Head of the Department of External Relations of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Оlga Kravchenko. The participants were representatives of Parliament, ministries and governmental departments, judiciary, civil society, ambassadors of the European states in Ukraine.
 The representative of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine learnt the European experience of strategic planning and budgeting in the field of justice 23.03.2015
At the invitation of the EU Project "Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine" Head of the Budget Planning and Finance Division of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Larysa Kireieva took part in the seminar "Strategic and Budget Planning and Information Systems in Justice Sector" held on March 12-13 in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. The seminar was attended by the First Deputy Minister of Ukraine Gia Getsadze, Team Leader of the EU Project "Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine" Virgilijus Valancius, leading experts from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Great Britain, Lithuania, France.
 Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Stanislav Shevchuk attended the presentation of the new project of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine 17.03.2015
On March 12, 2015 judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Chairman of the Standing Commission of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on International Relations Stanislav Shevchuk participated in the presentation of a new three-year project of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine "Support to national dialogue for reforms, justice and development" which was attended by the heads and representatives of diplomatic missions in Ukraine.
 The newly appointed Нead of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yaroslav Vasyl'kevych assumed the office 17.02.2015
According to the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine dated February 10, 2015 and the Order of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine dated February 17, 2015 the newly appointed Head of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yaroslav Vasyl'kevych assumed the office. The Head of the Secretariat was introduced to the Court's staff by the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii Baulin.
 Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii Baulin and Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Stanislav Shevchuk participated in the Consultation Forum on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine 16.02.2015
On February 13, 2015 Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii Baulin and Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Chairman of the Standing Commission of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on International Relations Stanislav Shevchuk participated in the Consultation Forum dedicated to the 15th anniversary years of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine: a look into the past to determine the further country assistance strategy" which was held in Kiev. The forum was attended by OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, Ambassador Vaidotas Verba, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Dmytro Shymkiv, Acting Head of the Directorate for International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrii Beshta, OSCE Co-ordinator Office staff and project managers from different areas and problems...
 Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii Baulin met with the delegation of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe 06.02.2015
On February 3, 2015 Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii Baulin met with the official delegation of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe headed by the Commission's President Gianni Buquicchio. The meeting held within the frame of the official visit of the delegation to Ukraine was attended by the member of the Venice Commission Hanna Suchocka, Secretary of the Venice Commission Thomas Markert and Head of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine Ambassador Vladimir Ristovski. The discussion was dedicated to a number of important issues such as the current state of justice in Ukraine, reform of the system of government, including judicial and constitutional reforms...
 Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Petro Stetsiuk took part in the international conference "The Determinants of Good Administration" 17.12.2014
On December 11-12, 2014 upon the invitation of the School of Law and Public Administration in Przemysl (Poland), Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Petro Stetsiuk took part in the international research and practical conference "The Determinants of Good Administration", held in Krasiczyn, Poland. The conference was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the beginning of social-political changes in Poland, the restoration of functioning of the basic institutions of modern constitutional state, in particular local self-government. The scientific event was organised by the School of Law and Public Administration in Przemysl and a number of Polish NGOs. The conference has become a kind of outcome of studies conducted within the research project "Legality, preparedness and good administrative practice as a condition for good governance."
 Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine met with the representatives of the International Development Law Organisation 24.11.2014
On November 20, 2014 judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Chairman of the Standing Commission of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on International Relations Stanislav Shevchuk met with the representatives of the International Development Law Organisation William Paton and Margarita Milikh. William Paton noted that the purpose of his visit was to study the possibility of implementation of programs and projects in the field of the rule of law in Ukraine. He also briefed the Ukrainian side about the activities of the International Law Development Organisation which. include assistance in the implementation of legal reforms, in particular constitutional ones, activities in the economic sphere and capacity building, including training of judges.

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