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B. Vitvitsky: Why Is Raising the Level of Rule of Law In post-Soviet Ukraine Such a Challenge?

20 Nov 2019 7:56 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

Why Is Raising the Level of Rule of Law In
post-Soviet Ukraine Such a Challenge?

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. – William Faulkner

A country with a legal system that possesses the rules, norms, mechanisms and procedures to produce results that most of that country’s inhabitants perceive to be just in the sense of being fair has a high level of rule of law. Countries that are not so blessed have a low level of rule of law. Ukraine has thus far fallen into the second category of countries as is, for example, reflected by its low ranking in the World Justice Project rule of law index. Why?


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