of June 19, 2003 No. 975-IV
About democratic civil control over Military organization and law enforcement agencies of the state
This Law for the purpose of protection of national interests of Ukraine, approval and strengthening of the constitutional bases of the democratic, constitutional state in the field of the civil and military relations, providing human rights and freedoms and according to the international obligations assumed by Ukraine determines the legal beginnings of the organization and implementation of democratic civil control over the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military forming formed according to the laws of Ukraine, and also over law enforcement agencies of the state.
The terms provided in this Law are used in the following value:
the civil and military relations - set of legal relations between the society and components of Military organization of the state covering political, financial and economic, social and other processes in the field of homeland security and defense;
The military organization of the state - the set of public authorities, the military forming formed according to the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine which activities are under democratic control of society covered by single management and according to the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine is directly directed to the solution of tasks of protection of interests of the state against external and internal threats;
law enforcement agencies - state bodies which according to the legislation perform law-enforcement or law-enforcement functions;
democratic civil control over Military organization and law enforcement agencies of the state (further - civil control) - complex performed according to the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine of legal, organizational, information measures for ensuring strict respecting the rule of law and openness in activities of all components of Military organization and law enforcement agencies of the state, assistance of their effective activities and accomplishment of the functions assigned to them, strengthenings of the state and military discipline.
Civil control shall provide:
priority of political approaches to the solution of questions of military construction, activity of all components of Military organization and law enforcement agencies to realization of the tasks determined by fundamentals of domestic and foreign policy in the field of homeland security and defense, law-enforcement activities for the purpose of formation and development of civil society and strengthening of the constitutional law and order in the state, implementation of the functions determined by the Constitution of Ukraine in the field of homeland security, defense and strengthening of public order;
respecting the rule of law in activities of all components of Military organization and law enforcement agencies of the state;
maintenance of political stability in society, creation of conditions which make impossible use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military forming, law enforcement agencies for restriction of the rights and freedoms of citizens or for the purpose of overthrow of the constitutional system, elimination of authorities or preventing of their activities, and also for the benefit of individuals, political parties, public organizations;
the prevention and non-admission of violations of constitutional rights and freedoms, protection of legitimate interests of the citizens of Ukraine who are in the service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other military forming formed according to the laws of Ukraine and in law enforcement agencies, persons discharged from military service and also members of their families;
accounting of public opinion, proposals of citizens and public organizations in case of discussion and decision making concerning activities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other military forming, law enforcement agencies and officials in the field of defense, homeland security, strengthening of public order and legality;
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The document ceased to be valid since July 8, 2018 in compliance Item 3 of the Section VI of the Law of Ukraine of June 21, 2018 No. 2469-VIII