Online discussion “Causes and consequences of the ‘constitutional crisis: yesterday, today, tomorrow”

On December 22, The Aspen Institute Kyiv held an online discussion on the topic “Causes and Consequences of the“ Constitutional Crisis”: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”. The discussion was a part of the Justice, Law and Society Program.

Representatives of the legal community of The Aspen Institute in Kyiv discussed the situation related to the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on October 27, 2020, which caused a significant public response and was called a “constitutional crisis.”

In the format of a moderated dialogue, the participants shared their views on the causes of the situation, in particular in light of the conclusions of the Venice Commission, and analyzed the actual consequences of the Constitutional Court’s decision in the context of recent amendments to Ukraine’s anti-corruption legislation.

The online discussion was moderated by Denis Poltavets, Director of Program Development at The Aspen Institute in Kyiv, and Rasim Babanly, Head of the Analytical and Legal Department of the Supreme Court, Doctor of Laws.

We are grateful to the participants of the dialogue for their constructive thoughts and important contribution to ensuring democratic governance in Ukraine!

The event was supported by the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine.