The amendments of 2019 to the Ukrainian Constitution, confirming the European identity of the Ukrainian people and declaring the irreversibility of the European and Euro-Atlantic course of Ukraine, striving the purpose to develop and strengthen a democratic, social, law-based state, proves the Ukrainians’ aspiration to be a member of western democratic community. The Russia's dictator, who caused the war, has been inter alia demanding amendments to Ukraine's Constitution, that would deny its current aspirations. The requirement presented by the aggressor to renounce the commitment to comply with chosen democratic tradition barely could be acceptable. Moreover, would such possible changes generated in the time of aggression be justified or whether the prohibition to change the constitution in the war time could be the salvation later, deciding on the constitutionality of such amendments?
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!