REGULATORY AND LEGAL MECHANISMS OF REGULATION FOR THE LOBBYISM INSTITUTE IN UKRAINE: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Authors

  • Andrii Stelmakh JV “BREMINO-UKRAINE”

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36690/2674-5216-2021-1-4

Keywords:

Parliament of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, lobbyist, lobbying, lobbying activity, stakeholders, corruption, regulating activities, regulatory and legal framework

Abstract

The article analyzes draft legislative acts of Ukraine, which regulate the institute of lobism, lobbying activities. The objective of the article is a theoretical substantiation and systematization of problems and prospects for development of regulatory and legal framework mechanisms for regulating the institute of lobbying in Ukraine. It has been proved that there are ongoing attempts to envisage the institution of lobbying in the current legislation in Ukraine. At the same time, mechanisms of legislative regulation differ. Some jurists suggest registering lobbyists in special registers, others suggest registering only in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The need to regulate the institute of lobbying in the legislation of Ukraine has been substantiated. We find it reasonable to define that a lobbying activity is the one of representatives of non-governmental organizations to establish contacts with officials and deputies of the Parliament, Government and other public authorities and local self-governmental bodies in order to influence development, adoption and implementation of political and administrative decisions as well as regulations by the said persons on behalf and in the interests of specific non-governmental organizations (their associations). In addition, it is necessary, firstly, to introduce activities on regulating lobbying carried out by the National Council of Ukraine, which is a central executive body that operates to ensure the national security of Ukraine in the process of registration and supervision of lobbying activities. Secondly, it is required to initiate formation of the Unified Register of Lobbyists of Ukraine, which is supported by the National Council of Ukraine on regulating lobbying. Thirdly, it is important to determine that a person (legal or natural) acquires the rights defined by this Law from the moment of inserting information about it into the Unified Register of Lobbyists of Ukraine.

Author Biography

Andrii Stelmakh, JV “BREMINO-UKRAINE”

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of JV BREMINO-UKRAINE, Kyiv, Ukraine, e-mail: info16070@gmail.com, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3721-5593

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2021-02-03

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Stelmakh, A. (2021). REGULATORY AND LEGAL MECHANISMS OF REGULATION FOR THE LOBBYISM INSTITUTE IN UKRAINE: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS. Public Administration and Law Review, (1), 4–9. https://doi.org/10.36690/2674-5216-2021-1-4

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CHAPTER 1. MODERN TRENDS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION