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ccu1The Constitutional Court of Ukraine began its activity on October 18, 1996. On May 13, 1997 the Court adopted its first decision.

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine is the sole body of constitutional jurisdiction in Ukraine.

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

The activity of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is based on the principles of the rule of law, independence, collegiality, equality of judges' rights, openness, comprehensive examination of cases, and the soundness of the decisions it adopts.

 

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is elected at a special Plenary Session of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine from the membership of the judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for a single three-year term.

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine heads the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and organizes its activity.

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has two Deputy Chairmen of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

 

Deputy Chairmen exercise under instruction of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine certain of his/her responsibilities.

Deputy Chairmen of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are elected upon the proposal of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for a single three-year term.

 

In the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, collegia of judges are established to consider the issues concerning initiating proceedings in cases arising from constitutional petitions and constitutional appeals.

 

The organizational, scientific and expert, informational and reference as well as other facilities for the activity of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are performed by the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine which is headed by the Head of Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

 

Regulations on the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, its structure and staff are approved by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

 

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

 


News All materials of part
 Statement of the International Commission of Jurists on the situation with the judges of Constitutional Court of Ukraine arisen on February, 24, 2014. 02.04.2014
The ICJ today called on the Ukrainian authorities to discontinue criminal prosecutions and dismissals of Constitutional Court judges. These measures, which came at a time of crisis in the country, were taken due to disagreement with a ruling made by the judges in 2010. The measures interfere with the independence of the judiciary, and are inconsistent with the principle of separation of powers and respect for the rule of law.
 Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Yurii BAULIN was elected Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine 19.03.2014
On March 18, 2014 at the special plenary session of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in accordance with Article 148 of the Constitution of Ukraine and Article 20 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Constitutional Court of Ukraine" the elections of a new Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine were held.
 Address of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to European and international organisations and human rights institutions 28.02.2014

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