Tetiana Pechonchyk joins ConstitutiON campaign

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Tetiana Pechonchyk, chairperson of the Human Rights Information Center, has joined the “ConstitutiON” information campaign.

Tetiana Pechonchyk, chairperson of the Human Rights Information Center, has joined the “ConstitutiON” information campaign.

Currently, Ukraine is sorely in need of rebalancing of branches of power, decentralization of power, judiciary reform, and improvement of the protection of the Constitution (reform of the Constitutional Court). To this end, the Centre for Political and Legal Reforms and the Reanimation Package of Reforms initiatives have launched the information campaign “ConstitutiON.” The campaign aims to raise the authority of the Constitution, raise the public awareness of the essence of the Constitution and constitutional changes needed by the society to promote compliance with the Constitution by the authorities.

All the constitutional changes, which had already occurred, had been introduced in an unconstitutional way. The Constitution was changed not in the interests of society and the state, but only in temporary political interests,” Yulia Kyrychenko, the expert of the Center for Political and Legal Reforms and the Reanimation Package of Reforms, said.

The campaign should help the citizens realize that the Constitution is not the declaration and not the agreement between the politicians, but the social contract between us all. It is the rules for the society which we want to live in.

The Constitution is the social contract. We should understand its importance and meaning and explain children why this word is capitalized,” Tetiana Pechonchyk, the chairperson of the Human Rights Information Center, stressed.