Participation in the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Protection of Human Rights in the Conditions of Martial Law in Ukraine"

December 17, 2022

Razumkov Centre Research Fellow on Legal Issues, retired Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Petro Stetsiuk took part in the international scientific and practical conference "Protection of human rights in the conditions of martial law in Ukraine" (December 16, 2022).

The event was organised by the Kyiv-based Taras Shevchenko National University together with the office of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Human Rights Commissioner.

Well-known legal scholars from Kyiv, Zaporizhia, Lviv, Odesa, Chernivtsi, Kharkiv and Tbilisi, practicing officers of law enforcement agencies, military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine took part in the conference.

Important speeches were delivered at the conference by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Human Rights Commissioner D. Lubinets and the Head of the Central Department of Civil-Military Cooperation of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine V. Liamzin.

Speaking about the irreversibility of Ukraine’s European and Euro-Atlantic course as a guarantee of protection of human rights in wartime, P. Stetsiuk, in particular, stressed the need to step up the activities of state authorities promoting human rights and freedoms, to prevent their violation in the conditions of martial law, as well as the expediency of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine giving an official interpretation of the constitutional provisions regarding the "irreversibility of the European and Euro-Atlantic course of Ukraine" (part six of the Preamble of the Constitution of Ukraine) in connection with the constitutional prescriptions of part two of Article 3 of Constitution, for which the state is responsible before citizens, with establishment and protection of human rights and freedoms being its main duty.