National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine

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July 6, 2022

The National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine is the highest branch scientific organization of Ukraine (since 1993). Until 1993, the academy operated in the status of a public organization.

Main tasks

The main tasks of the academy are: comprehensive development of legal science, conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of state and law; scientific support for the law-making activities of state bodies, the study and generalization of mechanisms for the implementation of legislative acts; determination of priority directions for the development of the rule of law, scientific support for ongoing reforms, preparation of practical recommendations for improving the activities of public authorities; promoting the dissemination of legal information, the formation of the legal consciousness of citizens, the development of legal education in Ukraine; generalization of world experience of legal regulation of public relations; integration of academic, university and branch legal science in order to develop a unified policy in this area; support for talented scientists, promotion of scientific creativity of young people in the field of law.

History

At the end of 1991, a group of scientists and practitioners came up with the initiative to create a public association "Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine". On March 4, 1992, in Kharkov, in the premises of the Ukrainian Law Academy, the founding conference of the Academy was held, the rector of the Ukrainian Law Academy Vasily Yakovlevich Tatsiy became its first president. The process of creating the Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine as a public organization ended with the official registration of its Charter by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on March 31, 1992. The Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine was founded as the highest sectoral scientific institution "... based on the need for the comprehensive development of legal science and the creation of scientific foundations for the development of Ukrainian statehood ...". In order to promote the further comprehensive development of legal science, increase the effectiveness of scientific research in the field of state studies and law, and provide scientific support for the law-making activities of public authorities in the process of transforming the political system