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: 5975
Author thumb 80e41c7f02bc28ee5c26f8c6bcb92025

Author: Анатолій Ткачук

Source:

Інститут громадянського суспільства

Share the news:

Коментарі:

To add comment you should be authorized or sign_in
Read more:
F4d2dee0269eaa0e539deed4f874ec21

13 December 2019

Президент вніс до Парламенту законопроект про...

Сьогодні, 13 грудня, Президент України Володимир Зеленський подав до Верховної Ради проект закону про внесення змін...

9e41a035c793f8bd23f5b6d2dc3d4df8

13 December 2019

Big challenges of small Pryvilska hromada of...

Myroslava Liashenko, head of Pryvilska amalgamated hromada, Luhansk oblast The preschool teacher Myroslava...

87e79771ab6bc73a89d88fdc542e1a43

13 December 2019

Why gender equality is important – essay by...

 By Alla Revutska, Chief Information and Project Specialist of the executive apparatus of the Torchyn settlement...