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The Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is a basic scientific-research institution that provides the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with analytical and legal support of its legislative activity. It was established on October 7, 1994 by the Resolution of the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine implementing the Decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on October 22, 1992. The Statute of the Legislation Institute was approved by Order of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine No 770 on August 4, 2003 (the Statute was amended according to the Orders of November 19, 2003; December 10, 2004;  March 30,  2006 and December 17, 2013).

The main objectives of the Institute are the preparation of proposals on strategy formation for the State legal policy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; elaboration of the scientific concepts of national legislation development; carrying out comparative research on Ukrainian legislation and that of the foreign states, as well as the problems of bringing the national legislation into conformity with international legal rules. The Institute is also entrusted with tasks concerning preparation of projects of the prospective and the current State drafting programs of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; organization of the monitoring of the current effectiveness of Ukrainian legislation and its application results forecasting; preparation of draft laws on the most important issues of society and state development, as well as their scientific justification; carrying out scientific expertise on drafts of the Ukrainian legislative acts etc.

To carry out these tasks the specialists of the Institute perform fundamental and applied research of the development of Ukrainian legislation; analyze the effectiveness of the mechanism of the application of current legislation; elaborate proposals concerning elimination of the inconformity and the contradictions between certain acts of the legislation and filling up of the legal gaps. The Institute also provides for the preparation of proposals concerning legislative support of fulfillment of the Ukraine’s international obligations as well as supports the adaptation of the Ukrainian legislation with that of the EU.

A highly important place in the work of the Institute is assigned to the problems of comparative jurisprudence, cooperation with foreign scientific institutions and organizations that contribute to the enrichment of the national legal traditions and ensures the opportunity of the direct participation of Ukraine in Pan-European law making.

Correspondingly, the officials of the Institute study experiences of the organization of lawmaking and legislative activity in foreign countries and coordinate the participation of the national scientific organizations and centers in the research concerning lawmaking, systematization and codification of national legislation etc.

Разработчик: ЗАО "Cофтлайн" (Украина)