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LAW OF UKRAINE

of December 23, 1998 No. 350-XIV

About approval of the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

(as amended on on March 19, 2009)

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decides:

1. Approve the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea adopted at the second session of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on October 21, 1998.

2. The constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea becomes effective at the same time with entry into force of this Law.

3. Determine that changes in the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are accepted by the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and affirm the Law of Ukraine.

4. Consider invalid from the date of the introduction in operation of this Law Law of Ukraine "About the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea" of April 4, 1996.

5. This Law is subject to publication in official publications of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine together with the text of the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea approved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and becomes effective from the date of its publication.

 

President of Ukraine L. Kuchma

CONSTITUTION OF THE AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA

It is adopted at the second session of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on October 21, 1998

The Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea according to the Constitution of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine of February 10, 1998 "About the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea" and being guided by interests of Crimeans of PRINIMAYET this

 

CONSTITUTION OF THE AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA

Section I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter 1. CONSTITUTIONAL BASES of the STATUS AND POWERS of the AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA, PRINCIPLES AND GUARANTEES of the AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA

Article 1. Status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

1. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is the integral component of Ukraine and within the powers determined by the Constitution of Ukraine resolves the issues carried to its maintaining. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea performs also the powers delegated by the laws of Ukraine according to the Constitution of Ukraine.

2. Powers, procedure for forming and activities of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are determined by the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and regulatory legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by the questions carried to its competence.

3. The Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is representative body of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and performs representative, rule-making, control functions and powers within the competence. The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is executive body of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and performs executive functions and powers within the competence.

4. The organization and activities of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are based on separation of powers between them;

submission to control, accountability and responsibility to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as the representative body elected directly by citizens, the bodies formed or created by it of the officials elected, appointed or approved by the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Article 2. Legal basis and guarantees of the status and powers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

1. The legal basis of the status and powers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is the Constitution of Ukraine, the laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

2. In case of contradiction of provisions of regulatory legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and acts of Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the Constitution of Ukraine, the laws of Ukraine provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine, the laws of Ukraine are effective.

Article 3. Basic principles and guarantees of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

1. The basic principles of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are:

democracy;

supremacy of law;

constitutionality;

observance and providing rights and freedoms of man and citizen;

legality;

selectivity;

collective nature;

publicity;

combination of interests of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and state interests of Ukraine.

2. Basic guarantees of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are:

the legal, organizational, financial, property, resource independence in the limits set by the Constitution of Ukraine providing implementation of powers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;

accounting of the features of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea provided by the Constitution of Ukraine, public authorities of Ukraine in case of decision making, concerning the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;

state guarantees of the status and powers, property rights of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;

judicial protection of the status and powers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Article 4. Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regulatory legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and acts of Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

1. The constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is accepted on basis and according to the Constitution of Ukraine.

2. The constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regulatory legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are published in state language, and also in the Russian and Crimean Tatar languages.

3. Regulations of the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have direct action.

4. The regulatory legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea or their provision contradicting the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have no legal force. Such acts can be appealed in court by persons whose rights and the interests are violated, and are recognized as court invalid if other is not established by the law of Ukraine. The Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have the right to repeal the acts fully or partially.

5. The regulatory legal acts concerning rights and freedoms of man and citizen, establishing them obligations become effective after their promulgation in accordance with the established procedure.

6. Regulatory legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are obligatory for execution in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Article 5. Control of the state of compliance of the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regulatory legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and acts of Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the Constitution of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine

1. The solution of questions of compliance of the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea of the Constitution of Ukraine is performed according to the Constitution of Ukraine the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

2. Based on discrepancy of regulatory legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine the President of Ukraine can suspend these regulatory legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with the simultaneous address to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine concerning their constitutionality.

3. Acts of Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are repealed by the President of Ukraine.

4. In the Autonomous Republic of Crimea the Representation of the President of Ukraine is effective.

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