Public discussion "Ukraine’s Constitution and constitutional system after the war"

July 22, 2023

On July 20, 2023, Razumkov Centre research fellow on legal issues P. Stetsiuk took part in the public discussion "Ukraine’s Constitution and constitutional system after the war". The event was organized by the NGO "Agency for Reconstruction and Development" with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy in partnership with the Centre for Policy and Legal Reform.

During the discussion P. Stetsiuk, in particular, noted that after the end of the war in Ukraine, there should be three successive stages of post-war constitutional development: 1) restoration of constitutional law and order in the country; 2) introduction of changes to the Constitution of Ukraine, critical for proper functioning of the constitutional and legal mechanism for the exercise of state power; 3) drafting and adoption of a new Constitution of Ukraine. According to the expert, after the end of the war, it will be extremely important to preserve the basic foundations of the constitutional system of Ukraine, first of all, as a state of the Ukrainian people, a sovereign, democratic, social and legal state. At the same time, when drafting and adopting the new Constitution of Ukraine, it is worth thinking about expanding the constitutional features of modern Ukraine in connection with the emergence of new geopolitical challenges and threats. According to P. Stetsiuk, one of these "domains may be granting Ukraine the status of an "environment-friendly constitutional state".

The event was held in a mixed mode. Scholars, representatives of public organizations, charitable foundations, business communities, volunteer associations and groups, etc. from Kyiv, Kropyvnytskyi, Lutsk, Kharkiv and other cities took part in its work (about 60 people in total).