INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF UKRAINE
International cooperation plays an important role in the development and strengthening the institutional capacity of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, since the scale and effectiveness of international relations is an inalienable attribute of the quality of the activity of any state institution, as well as an indicator of the degree of involvement of the institution into the international professional community. In addition, international cooperation provides the opportunity to apply the best world experience and to elaborate a promising development model.
As for today, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has established and maintains fruitful relations with bodies of constitutional jurisdiction of many foreign countries, international organisations, funds and programs and is an active member of the international constitutional community.
The Court has been a full member of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts since 2000, and participates actively in its congresses.
The Court has been involved in the work of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice since 2009, having joined the Organisation in September 2011 among the 30 founding courts.
In 2015, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine became one of the founding courts of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions (BBCJ); during 2017, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine presided over this organisation.
The Court actively cooperates with international organisations: the Council of Europe (European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), European Court of Human Rights), OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, foreign governmental funds, in particular the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation, etc.
In order to deepen bilateral relations, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has concluded a number of Memoranda on development of co-operation between bodies of constitutional jurisdiction.
The usual practice is the meetings of the Court’s leadership with the heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations accredited in Ukraine.
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine also regularly organises international conferences, workshops, seminars on topical issues of constitutional justice.