INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF UKRAINE
International cooperation plays an important role in building and strengthening the institutional capacity of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, as the scale and effectiveness of international relations is an integral attribute of the quality of any state institution, as well as an indicator of the institution's involvement in the international community. In addition, international cooperation provides an opportunity to use and join the best world experience and elaborate the perspective development model.
Today, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has established and maintains fruitful relations with the bodies of constitutional jurisdiction of many foreign states, international organisations, foundations and programs and is an active member of the international constitutional community.
Since 2000, the Court has been a full member of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts and has taken an active part in the work of its congresses.
In 2009 the Court has been involved into the activities of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice, having joined the Organisation in September 2011 among 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), and in 2017 the Court chaired 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), the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, foreign governmental funds, including the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), etc.
In order to deepen bilateral relations, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has concluded a number of Memoranda on the development of cooperation with foreign bodies of constitutional jurisdiction.
It is common practice for the Court's leadership to meet with the heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations accredited in Ukraine.
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine also regularly organises international conferences, round tables, seminars on topical issues of constitutional justice.