The Correlation of Constitutional and International Law: The Ukrainian Case

Authors

  • Mykola Koziubra National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18523/kmlpj220749.2020-6.177-195

Keywords:

constitutional law, international law, international treaties, generally recognized international law principles and norms, constitution, Ukraine

Abstract

Constitutional and international law often interrelate and regulate certain areas differently. The legal scholar’s viewpoint significantly determines his or her approach to the role of international and constitutional law in certain legal circumstances. This article focuses on the issue of determining the place of international treaties and generally recognized international law principles and norms in Ukraine’s domestic legal system. Ukraine has a well-established practice of automatically recognizing international treaties’ priority over its norms of domestic legislation, but this priority cannot be regarded as absolute. This article argues that legal scholars advance different arguments on this because they apply different approaches – approaches that originate either in constitutional or international law. 

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2020-12-24

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