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Experts to present survey on change in Ukrainians' attitude to constitution since 2015

How many Ukrainians have read the constitution?

Experts to present survey on change in Ukrainians' attitude to constitution since 2015
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The Centre for Political and Legal Reform and Reanimation Package of Reforms will hold a news conference, "Constitution: new sociology, risks and ways of protection", at Gorshenin Institute on 26 June ahead of Ukraine's Constitution Day.

The speakers will present the latest sociological survey conducted by the Razumkov Centre together with the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, to check Ukrainians' knowledge of the constitution and its role in the life of the state. Experts will compare the latest polls with those conducted in 2015 and analyse the dynamics over the past four years. In particular:

● how many Ukrainians have read the Constitution of Ukraine;

● who, according to citizens, is the source of power in Ukraine;

● in which cases state officials may violate the constitution;

● how much citizens trust the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The speakers will talk about the problems the Constitutional Court of Ukraine faces in the process of defending the constitution and how it defends its own right to make independent decisions.

What? News conference "Constitution: new sociology, risks and ways of protection"

Where? Gorshenin Institute, 18-b, Mala Zhytomyrska St, Kyiv

When? 26 June, 12.00-13.00

Speakers:

● Yuliya Kyrychenko - project manager for constitutional law at the Centre for Political and Legal Reforms, co-chairman of the Reanimation Package of Reforms Board

● Iryna Bekeshkina - director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, member of the Reanimation Package of Reforms Board

● Hennadiy Druzenko - lawyer, specialist in constitutional and European law

● Serhiy Riznyk - Associate Professor at the Department of Constitutional Law of the Ivan Franko Lviv National University, expert of the UPLAN Network

The event is moderated by Bogdan Bondarenko, expert at the Centre for Political and Legal Reforms.

Press accreditation is mandatory here.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Mariana Doboni, Communication Manager, Centre for Political and Legal Reforms, 066-335-82-83, doboni@pravo.org.ua

The event will be held with the support of the European Union in the framework of the Centre for Political and Legal Reforms project "Strengthening the role of civil society in ensuring democratic reforms and the quality of state power" in cooperation with Reanimation Package of Reforms.

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