Constitutions Ukraine

Briefing Paper 56: Constitutional Reforms in Ukraine: An update on Recent Developments and Debates

Constitutional reform is the cornerstone of changing Ukraine’s political-legal framework. The process of change has gained traction with the establishment of the Constitutional Commission, a mixed political-expert body of 55 members instituted by President Poroshenko in March 2015. Comprised of three working groups (on decentralisation, judiciary reform and human rights), the Commission will develop and make constitutional reform proposals to the President who may decide to submit them to a vote in Parliament.

The briefing paper provides an overview of the Commission’s activities and progress to date and highlights a number of challenges that may hinder the process of reforms.

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