Washington D.C., June 29, 2010. On June 29, 2010, the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States of America held a Round Table Discussion «Constitution of Ukraine a Foundation for Ukrainian Statehood: , History, Current Challenges and Future Developments» on Occasion of the 14th Anniversary of the Ukraine's Constitution.
Among attendees were distinguished Ukrainian and American lawyers, esteemed experts on constitutional and comparative law, representatives of think-tanks and academia, Ukrainian and American mass-media and Ukrainian-American community.
The event was open by broadcasting of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych’s Address to the Ukrainian People on Occasion of the Constitution Day of Ukraine.
Among the speakers were newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the U.S. Olexander Motsyk, Honorable Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bohdan Futey, Ambassadors William Miller and Steven Pifer, President of UABA George Pazuniak and UABA member Andrew Sorokowski.
During the round-table the participants discussed the development of Ukrainian constitutional state building, implementation of constitutional guarantees of the human rights and freedoms, strengthening the Rule of Law principle within the Ukrainian society, improvement of constitutional and legal mechanisms of governance, Judicial reform and consolidation of democratic institutions in Ukraine.
The participants marked the pivotal role the Constitution plays in regulating of social relations, emphasized the long-standing tradition of Ukrainian constitutionalism and, stressed the necessity of further strengthening of democratic institutions in order to ensure the development of stable and strong civil society in Ukraine.
After the Round Table Discussion, the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States hosted a reception on Occasion of the 14th Anniversary of the Ukraine's Constitution.