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International Law in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus: Modern Integration Projects

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Modern challenges for international law application in the former USSR countries are inextricably linked to the regional integration issues. Despite seeking closer rapprochement with the EU, Russia never dropped its ambitions as a spearhead of political, economic and legal integration within the post-Soviet area. Belarus actively participates in the post-Soviet integration projects while seeking improvements of EU-Belarus relations. However, Ukraine embarked upon a long and challenging path of deeper political and economic integration with the EU and aligning its legal system with the EU acquis. Against this backdrop, this article studies the constitutional dimension of three post-Soviet republic’s engagement in regional integration projects identifying the problematic issues in the application of international law.

About the Authors

Paul Kalinichenko
Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)
Russian Federation

Professor, Integration and European Law Department

9 Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya st., Moscow, 125993

Roman Petrov
National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

Head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

2 Grigoriya Skovorody st., Kyiv, 04655

Maksim Karliuk
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Russian Federation

Leading Research Fellow, HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development

28/11 Shabolovka st., Moscow, 119049


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For citation:

Kalinichenko P., Petrov R., Karliuk M. International Law in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus: Modern Integration Projects. Russian Law Journal. 2019;7(3):107-133.

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