The Supreme Rada of Ukraine has adopted the Resolution ‘On fundamentals of state policy of Ukraine in human rights protection’


The resolution fixes the Constitutional principles and defines basic directions of the state policy in human rights protection. The document states the principles of acknowledging rights and main freedoms of man and citizen; it stipulates the superiority of the right, the non-admission of narrowing and restricting rights and freedoms declared in the Constitution. The conception defines a number of basic directions of the state activities in human rights protection. Among them the document names the accordance of the national legislation with the universal standards proclaimed by the UNO and a Council of Europe; creation of the system of administrative justice; definition of jurisdiction of international organs for human rights protection; perfection of the Parliamentary control over the observance of the rights and main freedoms of man and citizen via the ombudsman. All these statements provide a sound base for the legislative activities in the sphere of rights and freedoms.

‘Zerkalo nedeli’, No. 24, 19 June 1999

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