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In Osteuropa 2-4/2010

Rule of Law without a Master Plan
Law and the Judiciary in Ukraine

Angelika Nußberger, Caroline von Gall

Deutsche Fassung


Article 1 of the Ukrainian Constitution defines the country as a state founded on rule of law. Whether this corresponds to the constitutional reality has to be measured against international criteria. By this standard, considerable progress in some fields has in fact been achieved. Ukraine has at its disposal a modern system of basic legal guarantees. It has also introduced a system of administrative courts. But the political power struggles retard the consolidation of rule of law.

(Osteuropa 2-4/2010, pp. 89–104)

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Правова держава без генерального плану