Ukraine’s Decentralization: So Close, Yet So Far Away

December 08, 2015 - 4:36pm

As the main interface between the state and the people, public administration has a key role and obligation as a duty bearer to uphold international human rights principles and standards and to ensure equal access for all to quality services. Each country’s constitution sets the rules of the game for public administration through ensuring that decision-making follows a clear set of procedures and functions and guarantees predictability in the implementation of administrative procedures. This article provides an overview of the legal context for the ongoing decentralization and local self-government reform in Ukraine, and its implications on the rule of law at the local level.

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