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  1. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 2249-VIII of 19 December 2017 to Amend Several Legal Acts of Ukraine. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-20 | UKR-2017-L-106540

    Amends, also the Labour Code: in particular, introduces wording changes in part 2 of Article 42 (Privileged right for staying on the work position in case of release of employees from work in relation to changes in the organization of production and work) and Article 77-2 (Additional leave for certain categories of war veterans), part 1 and 6 of Article 83 (Financial compensation for not used annual leaves), in the title of Article 182-1 (Additional leave for the workers who have children or adult child with disability since childhood of sub-group A of group I). Also in all the text of the Code, replaces the words "disabled" and "disabled child" with the words "person with disability" and "child with disability", also introduces the same wording changes related with the disability in the texts of, inter alia, the Family Code, the Law "On the Principles of Social Protection of the Disabled in Ukraine", changing also the title as follows: "On the Principles of Social Protection of Persons with Disability in Ukraine", the Law "On the General Principles of Social Protection of Labour Veterans and other Citizens of Advanced Age", the Law "On Leave", the Law "On Humanitarian Aid", the Law "On Psychiatric Aid", the Law "On All-Compulsory State State Insurance in Case of Unemployment".

  2. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 2229-VIII of 7 December 2017 "On Prevention and Combat Against Domestic Violence". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-07 | UKR-2017-L-106560

    Section I: General provisions
    Section II: Subjects who take measures in the sphere of prevention and combat against domestic violence
    Section III: Prevention of domestic violence
    Section IV: Assistance and protection of a victim
    Section V: Special measures of combat against domestic violence
    Section VI: Liability in the sphere of prevention and combat against domestic violence
    Section VII: Financial provision for the measures in the sphere of prevention and combat against domestic violence
    Section VIII: Control over the compliance with the legislation in the sphere of prevention and combat against domestic violence
    Section IX: Final provisions.

  3. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 1976-VIII of 23 March 2017 "On Ukrainian Cultural Fund". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 2017-04-26 | UKR-2017-L-106564

    Establishes legal, organizational, financial grounds of the activity of Ukrainian Cultural Fund. The creation of the Fund is aimed at the development of culture and arts in the Ukraine, provision of appropriate conditions for the development of intellectual and spiritual potential of the person and society, vast access of citizens to the national cultural heritage, support of cultural variety and integration of the Ukrainian culture into the world cultural space.

  4. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 1798-VIII of 21 December 2016 "On the Supreme Council of Justice". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-05 | UKR-2016-L-105539

    Section I: General part
    Chapter 1: General provisions
    Chapter 2: Staff of the Supreme Council of Justice
    Chapter 3: Procedure of election (appointment) of members of the Supreme Council of Justice
    Chapter 4: Status of a member of the Supreme Council of Justice
    Chapter 5: Structure of the Supreme Council of Justice
    Section II: Particular part
    Chapter 1: Realization of competencies of the Supreme Council of Justice, and agencies thereof
    Chapter 2: Participation in the formation of the corpus of judges
    Chapter 3: Consideration of cases of violation of requirements for incompatibility
    Chapter 4: Disciplinary proceedings in relation with judges
    Chapter 5: Consideration of complaints on the decision to call a judge or a prosecutor for disciplinary liability
    Chapter 6: Dismissal of judges from position
    Chapter 7: Granting consent for the detention or arrest of a judge
    Chapter 8: Temporary suspension of a judge from administration of justice
    Chapter 9: Transfer of judges
    Chapter 10: Taking measures to ensure the independence of judges and the authority of justice
    Section III: Final and transitional provisions.
    Repeals the previous Law "On Supreme Council of Justice" (Vedomosti Verkhovnoi Radi Ukraini, 1998, No. 25, P. 146).
    Amends, inter alia, the Code of Administrative Misuses: in particular, rephrases Article 185-3 (Manifestation of disrespect for the court), Article 188-32 (Failure to comply with the lawful requirements of the Supreme Council of Justice, its body or a member of the Supreme Council of Justice).

  5. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 1401-VIII of 2 June 2016 "to Amend the Constitution of Ukraine" (with respect to Justice). - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-30 | UKR-2016-L-105565

    Rephrases the following Articles:
    Article 124: Justice in Ukraine is exercised exclusively by the courts.
    Article 125: Court proceedings in Ukraine are processed based on the principles of territoriality and is established by the law.
    Article 126: Independence and immunity of judges are guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of Ukraine.
    Article 127: Justice is exercised by judges. Justice is exercised with the participation of jury in cases provided by the law.
    Article 128: Appointment of a judge for a position is exercised by the President of Ukraine, by the Suggestion of the Supreme Council of Ukraine, due to the Procedure Established by the Law.
    Article 129: In the administration of justice, judges are independent and subject only to the law.
    Article 130: The State ensures funding and proper conditions for the operation of courts and the activity of judges. Expenditures for the maintenance of courts are allocated separately in the State Budget of Ukraine, with the consideration of suggestions of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
    Article 131: The Supreme Council of Justice operates in Ukraine.
    Article 147: The Constitutional Court of Ukraine decides on issues of conformity of laws and other legal acts with the Constitution of Ukraine and provides the official interpretation of the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine, also has other competencies in accordance with the current Constitution.
    Article 148: The Constitutional Court of Ukraine is composed of eighteen judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
    Article 149: Independence and immunity of the judges of the Constitutional Court are guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine.
    Article 151, on the procedure of conclusions of the Constitutional Court on the conformity of international agreements with the Constitution of Ukraine;
    Article 153, on the procedure of the activity of the Constitutional Court.
    Also supplements the Constitution with new article 129-1 on the procedure of decision making of the Court; Article 130-1 on the self-government of judges; Article 131-1 on the activity of the Prosecutorís Office; Article 131-2 on the advocacy; Article 148-1 on the state funding of the Constitutional Court activity; Article 149-1 on the competencies of the judge of the Constitutional Court; Article 151-1 on the constitutional appellations; Article 151-2 on the essence of the Constitutional Court decisions.
    Also makes minor changes in Articles 29, 55, 59, 85, 92, 106, 110, 111, 136, 150, 152. Supplements Section XV-Transitional provisions-with new paragraph 16-1.

  6. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 1706-VII of 20 October 2014 "On Ensuring of Rights and Liberties of Internally Displaced Persons". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2014-10-20 | Date of entry into force: 2014-11-22 | UKR-2014-L-99133

    Article I: Concept of internally displaced person.
    Article II: Guarantees of ensuring rights and liberties of internally displaced persons.
    Article III: Protection from compulsorily internally displacement and compulsory return to previous living place
    Article IV: Registration of internally displaced persons
    Article V: Registration of living place of internally displaced person
    Article VI: Ensuring of rights of internally displaced persons to documents verifying citizenship of Ukraine, identifying person or his/her special status
    Article VII: Ensuring of meeting of rights of registered internally displaced persons to employment, pension ensuring, state social insurance compulsory for all, social services, education
    Article VIII: Ensuring of the voting rights of internally displaced persons
    Article IX: Other rights as well as duties of internally displaced person
    Article X: Competencies of the Cabinet of Ministers concerning the issues of ensuring rights and liberties of internally displaced persons
    Article XI: Competencies of central and local bodies of executive power, local self-government bodies in the issues of ensuring rights and liberties of internally displaced persons
    Article XII: Reasons for repealing the effect of notification on registration of internally displaced person, as well as reasons for incorporating information on this in the Unified informative data base on internally displaced persons
    Article XIII: Appellation against decisions, actions or inaction of state bodies, local self-government bodies and officials thereof
    Article XIV: Prohibition against discrimination
    Article XV: Sources of financial and material-technical provision of rights and liberties of internally displaced persons
    Article XVI: Cooperation of state power bodies and local self-government bodies with the public associations engaged in support to internally displaced persons
    Article XVII: Support to internally displaced persons with granting credits for purchasing lands, purchasing and construction of dwellings
    Article XVIII: International cooperation regarding the problems of internally displaced persons
    Article XIX: Liability for the violation of this law
    Article XX: Final and transitional provisions.

  7. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 1251-VII of 13 May 2014 to Amend Article 1 of the Law "On Refugees and Persons in Need of Additional or Temporary Protection". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2014-05-13 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-30 | UKR-2014-L-99137

    Rephrases paras 4, 13, 14 and 21 of part 1 of article 1 on clarification of terms, namely: additional protection, person in need of additional protection, persons in need of temporary protection, temporary protection.

  8. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 1223-VII of 17 April 2014 on the Restoration of the Rights of Persons Deported on Ethnic Grounds. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2014-04-17 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-13 | UKR-2014-L-99138

    Article 1: Clarification of terms
    Article 2: Legislation of Ukraine on the restoration of the rights of deportees
    Article 3: State policy targeted at the restoration of the rights of deportees
    Article 4: Recognition of the status of deportees
    Article 5: Granting and depravation of the status of deportee
    Article 6: State guarantees for the deportees who have returned to Ukraine for permanent residence
    Article 7: Procedure and terms of compensation
    Article 8: Financing of measures to restore the rights of deportees
    Article 9: Competencies of the Cabinet of the Ministers of Ukraine in the sphere of restoration of the rights of deportees
    Article 10: Competencies of the central body of the executive power who ensures the realization of the state policy in the sphere of restoration of the rights of deportees
    Article 11: Competencies of the Supreme Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Council of the Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local state administrations and local self-government bodies in the sphere of restoration of the rights of deportees
    Article 12: Liability for the violation of legislation in the sphere of restoration of the rights of persons deported on ethnic grounds
    Article 13: International cooperation in the sphere of restoration of the rights of deportees
    Article 14: Final and transitional provisions.

    Also amends the Land Code supplementing article 25 (Privatization of lands of state and communal agricultural enterprises, institutions and organizations) with new para 6 on free of charge granting lands to deportees residing in rural places.
    Part 10 of article 5, part 10 of article 6 and parts 3, 4 of article 7 enter into force on 1 January 2015.

  9. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 745-VII of 21 February 2014 "On Establishment of State Support to the Victim Participants of Mass Actions of Civil Protest and to their Family Members". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2014-02-21 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-28 | UKR-2014-L-99139

    Establishes state support to the victims of the civil protest that commenced in Ukraine on 21 November 2013.
    Section I: General provisions
    Article 1: Right to state support of victims and their family members
    Article 2: Concepts and terms used in this law
    Article 3: Types of state support to victims and their family members
    Article 4: Amounts of state support to victims and their family members
    Article 5: Sources covering expenditures of state support to victims and their family members
    Section II: Final statements

  10. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 5029-VI of 3 July 2012 on Principles of the State Language Policy. - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian) Legislation On-line in English

    Adoption: 2012-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 2012-08-10 | UKR-2012-L-92814

    The Law is based on the Principles of State Language Policy in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the Ukrainian Declaration on the Rights of Nationalities (1991), the Law of Ukraine "On ratification of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages", as well as in accordance with the principles of enshrined in the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

    Part I: General Provisions
    Part II: Working Language of Public Authorities, Local Self-Government Bodies, Legal Proceedings, Economic and Social Activities
    Part III: Language of Education, Science, Information Technology and Culture
    Part IV: Language of Information and Communications
    Part V: Language of Place-names and names
    Part VI: Language of Armed Forces of Ukraine and other Armed Unites
    Part VII: Promotion of Ukrainian Language and Culture Outside of Ukraine
    Part VIII: Implementation of the Law of Ukraine on Principles of the State Language Policy
    Part IX: Liability of Infringement of the Law of Ukraine on Principles of the State Language Policy
    Part X: Final Provisions
    Part XI: Transitional Provisions

    Repeals the following:
    - Law of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) on Languages in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (Vedomosti Verxovnoi Radi Ukrainskoi SSR, 1989, No. 45, p. 631, No. 21, p. 204, No. 31, p. 393, Vedomosti Verxovnoi Radi Ukraini, 1995, No. 13, p. 85, 2003, No. 24, p. 159);
    - Resolution of the Ukrainian RSR Verkhovna Rada on the procedure of giving effect to the Ukrainian RSR Law on Languages in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (Vedomosti Verxovnoi Radi Ukrainskoi SSR, 1989, No. 45, p. 632).

    Amends the following:
    - Law of Ukraine on Education (Vedomosti Verxovnoi Radi Ukrainskoi SSR, 1991, No.345, p. 451);
    - Law of Ukraine On Pre-School Education (VVRU, 2001, No. 49, p. 259);
    - Law of Ukraine on General Secondary Education (VVRU, 1999, No. 28, p. 230);
    - Law of Ukraine on Non-scholastic Education (VVRU, 2000, No. 46, p. 393);
    - Law of Ukraine on Higher Education (VVRU, 2002, No. 20, p. 134);
    - Law of Ukraine on National Minorities (VVRU, 1992, No. 36, p. 529).


  11. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 4988-VI of 20 June 2012 on Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. - Legislation On-line in Ukrainian and in English Legislation On-line in Ukrainian and in English

    Adoption: 2012-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-20 | UKR-2012-L-92861

    Ratifies the Convention recognizing it as a legal basis for mutual legal assistance in criminal matters or extradition. Defines the competent bodies in Ukraine that are authorized to collect and store data related to persons convicted offences. Makes provisions on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition.

  12. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 3460-VI of 2 June 2011 Free Civil Legal Aid - Legislation On-line in Ukrainian and in English Legislation On-line in Ukrainian and in English

    Adoption: 2011-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 2011-06-09 | UKR-2011-L-89936

    In accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine defines the content of te right to free legal assistance, the procedure of realization of this right and State guarantees in this regard.

  13. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 2939-VI of 13 January 2011 on Access to Public Information. - Legislation On-line in Ukrainian and in English Legislation On-line in Ukrainian and in English

    Adoption: 2011-01-13 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-09 | UKR-2011-L-89901

    Determines the procedure of exercising and ensuring the common right to access information possessed by public institutions, other administrators of public information as well as information that is of public interest.

  14. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 1275-VI of 16 April 2009 on associations of local government Bodies. (Закон от 16 апреля 2009 года N1275-VI Об ассоциациях органов местного самоуправления) - Parliament's website

    Adoption: 2009-04-16 | Date of entry into force: 2009-04-16 | UKR-2009-L-84602

    Part I: General provisions
    Part II: Procedure for the creation and cessation of Associations
    Part III: Competences and bodies for managing the association
    Part IV: Rules concerning the interaction of associations with State bodies
    Part V: Financial and material basis of the associations' activities
    Part VI: Duties and responsibilities of associations' governing bodies
    Part VII: Final provisions

  15. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 3316 of 12 January 2006 to amend the Penal Code of Ukraine on to increase responsibility for trafficking of human beings and prostitution (Text No. 147).

    Adoption: 2006-01-12 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-28 | UKR-2006-L-74055

    Amends Sections 8, 149 and 303 on penal sanctions for trafficking of humans and prostitution.

  16. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 2365-III of 5 April 2001 on political parties.

    Adoption: 2001-04-05 | Date of entry into force: 2001-06-08 | UKR-2001-L-59166

    Provides for creation, conditions and registration of political parties, their rights and financial resources, and State control of their activity. Available in English.

  17. Ukraine - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Supreme Soviet of Ukraine No. 1592 of 23 March 2000 on the adherence by the law-enforcement bodies of Ukraine to constitutional guarantees and legal provisions in the field of human rights and freedoms.

    Adoption: 2000-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 2000-03-23 | UKR-2000-R-61581

    Provides for measures to improve adherence to constitutional guarantees and legal provisions in the field of human rights and freedoms by the law-enforcement bodies, to combat crime and to implement the Act on combatting corruption and to strengthen the general structure and social protection of law-enforcement bodies.

  18. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 1192-XIV of 22 October 1999 "On Humanitarian Aid", as amended to 19 December 2017. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-10-22 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | UKR-1999-L-106566

    Establishes legal, organizational, social bases of receiving, granting, registration, distribution and control over purposeful use of humanitarian aid and promotes transparency of this process. Sets, inter alia, the reasons for carrying out humanitarian aid and its re-addressing; the special competent state bodies supervising humanitarian aid activities; dispensation from taxation of goods, services, works recognized as humanitarian aid; the procedure of import of goods for humanitarin aid; also the procedure of granting by the Ukriane of humanitarian aid.

  19. Ukraine - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 757-XIV of 17 June 1999 on principles of State policy in the field of human rights (Text No. 303).

    Adoption: 1999-06-17 | UKR-1999-R-54142

  20. Ukraine - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Supreme Soviet of Ukraine No. 699 of 21 May 1999 on the policy of law in the field of human rights protection.

    Adoption: 1999-05-21 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-21 | UKR-1999-R-61580

  21. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act No. 776/97-VR of 23 December 1997 on the delegate of the Ukrainian Supreme Soviet in charge of human rights (Text No. 99).

    Adoption: 1997-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1998-05-13 | UKR-1997-L-50515

  22. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 776/97 of the Ukraine on the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line in Russian

    Adoption: 1997-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1998 | UKR-1997-L-92910

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Appointment to the Post, Dismissal from the Post and Termination of Authority of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights
    Chapter III - Organization of the Activity of the Commissioner
    Chapter IV - Authority of the Commissioner
    Chapter V - Guarantees of Securing the Activities of the Commissioner
    Chapter VI - Concluding Provisions

  23. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Act of 24 December 1993 on refugees.

    Adoption: 1993-12-24 | UKR-1993-L-55641

    Lost effect on the grounds of Act No. 2557-III of 21 June 2001 on refugees.

  24. Ukraine - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 2494-XII of 25 June 1992 on National Minorities (Text No. 529). - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 1992-06-25 | UKR-1992-L-43833

    Defines the notion of "national minorities". Guarantees minorities the right to cultural development, education in their mother tongue and the right to be represented on governmental bodies. Available in French.


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