Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk: Categories of Contemporary Constitutional
and Administrative Law
Ukraine and the whole europe are truly proud of the document signed on 5 april 1710. The document is considered to be the prototype of a constitution of a modern democratic state. it is widely known as the Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk. Researchers consider this document as the first ukrainian constitution and the first european constitution which is based on the democratic principles of the state structure. This publication provides the results of research on the provisions of the Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk from the perspective of the categories of modern Constitutional and administrative law. Based on the analysis of the document, as well as the schools of thought in its interpretation, it is concluded that this document was based on such modern principles of the Constitutional and administrative law as: the rule of law, the separation of powers, democracy, humanism, social justice, decentralization and subsidiarity. The document contains legal norms devoted to such institutes of contemporary administrative law as administrative justice, public service law, municipal law, public property, as well as to governmental regimes. Progressive ideas implemented in this document are of high topicality even today, and are interesting for both scholars and practitioners.
Key Words: Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk, Separation of Powers, Principles of administrative law