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We call on the Constitutional Court not to bring to the oath the newly appointed judges until vacancies legally appear under the President’s quota
30 November 2021
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We call on the Constitutional Court not to bring to the oath the newly appointed judges until vacancies legally appear under the President’s quota

The appointment of new CCU judges in the absence of relevant vacancies in the CCU under the President’s quota undermines the legitimacy of the Constitutional Court. On November 26, the President signed Decrees № 596/2021 “On Appointment of O. Hryshchuk as a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine” and № 597/2021 “On Appointment of […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Is it time for a constitutional convention in Ukraine?
25 November 2021
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Is it time for a constitutional convention in Ukraine?

A public discussion on “Is It Time for a Constitutional Convention in Ukraine?” will be held on Dec. 1, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., in the Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Leading politicians and constitutionalism experts are invited to participate in the event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the nationwide referendum that proclaimed Ukraine’s […]

Gennadiy Druzenko in “Antipodes”: the dead Constitution, a prison for presidents, “run-down” Maidan, Medvedchuk’s case, sanctions
23 November 2021
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Gennadiy Druzenko in “Antipodes”: the dead Constitution, a prison for presidents, “run-down” Maidan, Medvedchuk’s case, sanctions

The Islandia channel published a video of a conversation of CCD Chairman of the Board Gennadiy Druzenko with Serhiy Ivanov, a popular blogger and the “Antipodes” program host. The two-hour talk show went beyond merely constitutional issues, covering a wide circle of problems: What is aristocracy and elite; Themajor challenges for Ukraine today; What is […]

OPINION: Ukraine between Scylla of autocracy and Charybdis of oligarchy
11 November 2021
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OPINION: Ukraine between Scylla of autocracy and Charybdis of oligarchy

By Gennadiy Druzenko, CCD Cofounder & Chairman of the Board The dilemma of oligarchy vs. autocracy, which Ukraine is faced with once again, is analyzed. Having the main features of the two systems briefly described, it is argued that both alternatives are dead-ends. Still, Ukraine has a chance to avoid these Scylla and Charybdis on […]

“Guns without books are just violence. Books without guns don’t make a difference in the long run” – David Williams
29 October 2021
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“Guns without books are just violence. Books without guns don’t make a difference in the long run” – David Williams

The Nash Format club has uploaded to YouTube a video of its free-for-all meeting with Prof. David Williams at the club’s premises in Kyiv. The meeting was part of his visit to Ukraine in early October at the invitation of the Center for Constitutional Design. During the Revolution of Dignity, the Nash Format facilities were […]

Prof. Williams reads a lecture on Constitutional Revolutions in memoriam Andriy Meleshevych (updated)
25 October 2021
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Prof. Williams reads a lecture on Constitutional Revolutions in memoriam Andriy Meleshevych (updated)

On Oct. 25, on the Zoom platform, Prof. David Williams, head of the Indiana University Center for Constitutional Democracy, read a lecture on Constitutional Revolutions. The American professor, one of the world’s leading constitutionalists, dedicated the lecture to the memory of Andriy Meleshevych, the third president of the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, with […]

“Poland is playing with fire”: the law primacy controversy with the EU is nearing a dangerous line
10 October 2021
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“Poland is playing with fire”: the law primacy controversy with the EU is nearing a dangerous line

Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal has decided that the Treaty on European Union provisions that make EU law superior to that of a member state are incompatible with the Polish Constitution. Although the position in the confrontation with the EU of the Poles themselves is far from being unanimous, this CT decision was officially supported by Hungary. […]

Why doesn’t constitutionalism work in Ukraine? (Video of the expert discussion)
07 October 2021
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Why doesn’t constitutionalism work in Ukraine? (Video of the expert discussion)

On Oct. 6, 2021, the Ukrainian Institute for the Future (UIF) hosted a meeting with Prof. Davis Williams, the head of the Indiana University Center for Constitutional Democracy and one of the world’s leading experts in constitutional design. During the meeting, organized in conjunction with the Center for Constitutional Design (CCD), the American professor and […]

Constitutionalism in Ukraine: The way forward – a presentation of Prof. David Williams’ lecture
07 October 2021
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Constitutionalism in Ukraine: The way forward – a presentation of Prof. David Williams’ lecture

Prof. David Williams, head of the Indiana University Center for Constitutional Democracy, has kindly given us his consent to publishing a presentation of the lecture he prepared specially for his visit to Ukraine. In the lecture, the American professor answers fundamental questions of the constitutionalism development in Ukraine: Why do constitutions and constitutionalism matter? Why, […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Prof. David Williams, one of the world’s leading constitutionalists, is coming to Ukraine
28 September 2021
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Prof. David Williams, one of the world’s leading constitutionalists, is coming to Ukraine

From Oct. 4-16, at the invitation of the Center for Constitutional Design, Prof. David Williams, head of the Indiana University Center for Constitutional Democracy, will visit Ukraine. According to CCD Chairman of the Board Gennadiy Druzenko, David Williams is “one of the top constitutionalists of world reputation, a refined intellectual speaking many languages.” During his […]

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