Sunday, October 24, 2021
Bohdan Bernatskyi (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Roman Petrov (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Response to COVID-19 in Ukraine: Legal Pragmatism or Constitutional Outbreak?, VerfBlog (2020):
Legal measures adopted by Ukrainian authorities to fight COVID-19 seemed as an attempt to be pragmatic in today’s fragile political and economic environment and circumstances. There is no sign that Ukrainian authorities intentionally took steps contrary to the very idea of human rights or acting against basic constitutional guarantees as enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine and fundamental principles of human rights. The imposed measures, however, should be under permanent review by national and international whistleblowers and narrowed as much as possible if the pandemic situation allows.