Reform of administrative and territorial system and Constitutional regulations

Some politicians have been claiming that the reform of local self-government and territorial organisation of public governance that is being implemented according to the Reform Concept No. 333-r of 01 April 2014 contradicts the Constitution of Ukraine. They also say that amalgamated hromadas are illegal and that changes in the administrative and territorial system of the country are impossible without amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine.

In fact, this is not true. The constitution of Ukraine regulates the issue of administrative system in a rather general way, as it is inherent in the constitutional regulation.

The completion of the reform as for administrative and territorial system in Ukraine does not require the introduction of amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, but it needs the adoption of the corresponding laws: a law approving administrative and territorial units and a law defining the procedures for the formation/reorganisation/ liquidation of administrative and territorial units and other technical issues.

The system of administrative and territorial units, which follows from the constitutional norms, should consist of three levels: basic/hromada, intermediate/rayon, regional/oblast, and the Autonomic Republic of Crimea.

And there are bodies of local self-government in the administrative-territorial units of each level with powers determined by law.

In the administrative-territorial units of the intermediate/rayon and regional/oblast levels, there are bodies of executive power of general jurisdiction, that are local state administrations, besides the territorial bodies/units of central executive authorities may also act.
According to Anatoliy Tkachuk, Institute of Civil Society, 17 July 2019

The full version is available in Ukrainian – please click HERE

 

24.07.2019 - 10:03 | Views: 10114
Author list 80e41c7f02bc28ee5c26f8c6bcb92025

Author: Анатолій Ткачук

Source:

Інститут громадянського суспільства

Share the news:

Коментарі:

To add comment you should be authorized or sign_in
Read more:

04 April 2020

Центр психологічної підтримки для медиків створили у Баришівській ОТГ

Центр психологічної підтримки для медиків...

Під час пандемії найбільшого емоціонально-психологічного навантаження зазнають медики та працівники сфери торгівлі....

03 April 2020

Peculiarities of using mobile ASCs under the quarantine conditions

Peculiarities of using mobile ASCs under the...

The coronavirus pandemic conditions make us look at mobile ASCs from another angle. Within the U-LEAD with Europe...

03 April 2020

How do ASCs work in cities under the quarantine conditions: a video-discussion

How do ASCs work in cities under the quarantine...

The team, working over the administrative services provision quality enhancement, by the U-LEAD with Europe Programme...

03 April 2020

In Baranivska AH a school co–working produces protection means with the help of a 3D-printer

In Baranivska AH a school co–working produces...

The COVID-19 pandemic made hromadas search for additional resources to counteract the virus spread. So, in Baranivska...

03 April 2020

Announcement: the “Decentralisation: News Digest” programme is to be broadcast by the Rada TV channel

Announcement: the “Decentralisation: News...

The “Decentralisation: News Digest” programme is being broadcast at 16:10 today at the RADA TV channel. The...