The Implementation of the Venice Commission Recommendations on the Provision of the Minorities Language Rights in the Ukrainian Legislation
Keywords:Venice Commission, language rights, teaching in native language, learning of native language, languages of national minorities
The publication examines the problems related to the implementation in Ukraine of the recommendations of the European Commission "For democracy through Law" (hereinafter the Venice Commission) contained in the Conclusion (Opinion No. 902/2017) on the provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Education" dated 5 September 2017 concerning the use of the state language and minority languages as well as other languages in education (adopted by the Venice Commission at its 113th plenary meeting on 8-9 December 2017).
The steps taken by the government of Ukraine to implement these recommendations are highlighted. The main factors that will further influence the implementation of the recommendations of the Venice Commission in Ukraine, in particular such as the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine are analyzed.
The analysis is made for the draft laws that may become part of the language legislation of Ukraine in connection with the loss of the validity of the Law of Ukraine "On the Principles of the State Language Policy" in 2012 in accordance with the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine dated 22 February 2018 No. 2-p / 2018 supported by the Venice Commission, formulating its legal positions and recommendations for Ukraine.
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