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You're reading: Why Ukraine still has no jury trials

With the adoption of its Constitution in 1996, Ukraine has attempted to make a transition in terms of the guarantees of individual rights, and its entire legal process, to a democratic system based on the rule of law.

As the systems of other democracies demonstrate, however, there is no one particular way to protect and enforce rights required for a democracy.

Further, Ukraine’s Constitution does not clearly delineate the method of guaranteeing certain rights and procedures, as many are dependent upon future statutes to outline the details.

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