Article title Constitution of Ukraine: for Twenty Years or only Twenty Years!?
Name of magazine Legal journal «Law of Ukraine» (Ukrainian version)
Issue 6/2016
Сторінки [9-19]

In article the processes and events reflected by the Constitution of Ukraine 1996 are designated. It is noted that originally it according to contents was generally the basic law, standard for the Post-Soviet countries. It is accented that the changes over time brought in the Constitution of Ukraine 1996 usually had legally extremely problematic or unacceptable nature and, besides, occurred in the mode of peculiar convulsions. It is specified practice of use of tools of the constitutional regulation for the solution of «affairs» which are not correlated to objective public interest, on the phenomena of «the constitutional nihilism» connected with such practice and even «the constitutional cynicism». Opportunities and prospects of development of the constitutional regulation of the public relations in Ukraine in the context of idea of the constitution as social contract are designated.

Keywords Constitution of Ukraine, Basic Law, society, people, human rights, constituent power, social contract.