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The article examines the phenomenon of politicization of constitutional relations. In particular, three of its aspects are identified and investigated: the impact of social revolutions on the rule of law; the problem of lustration of state employees; and the deepening of the politicization of the judiciary. Social revolutions, including the Ukrainian 2013–2014 social revolution, are viewed as a concept that can have a decisive influence on the reform of the state mechanism and, in many ways, determine its future destiny. The lustration procedure, which is considered in the context of transitional justice – a scientific discipline that studies the functioning of justice in transitional democracies, undergoes special research herein. The classification of lustration according to various criteria is given. The article also shows the practice of a number of states whose judicial systems fall under the concept of political justice. A shocking conclusion is drawn that the percentage of acquittals in Nazi Germany
for non-political crimes was higher than in modern Russia or Ukraine.

About the Authors

Oleksandr Yevsieiev
Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Associate Professor, Scientific Adviser of Justice

14 Zhylyanskaya St., Kyiv, 01033, Ukraine

Iryna Tolkachova
National Aviation University

Associate Professor, Constitutional and Administrative Law Department

1 Kosmonavta Komarova Av., Kyiv, 03058, Ukraine


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For citation: Yevsieiev O., Tolkachova I. POLITICIZATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD IN UKRAINE. Russian Law Journal. 2018;6(4):8-36. https://doi.org/10.17589/2309-8678-2018-6-4-8-36

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