• Mykhailo Kravchenko Institute of Law of Kyiv National Economics University named after Vadym Hetman
Keywords: human dignity, public administration, administrative procedures, private person, human rights and freedoms


Purpose. The purpose of the article consists in revealing the significance of the Law of Ukraine“On Administrative Procedure” for the protection of the right to human dignity in the field ofpublic administration.Methodology. Research methodology consists of general and special methods of scientificknowledge, and in particular: comparative, systemic-structural, formal-logical methods:deduction, induction, analysis and synthesis. Their use made it possible to analyze the investigatedproblem in the unity of its legal form and social content, as well as systematically and consistentlyapproach the disclosure of the research tasks.Results. The first section of the article describes the normative regulation of the right to human dignityat the level of Ukrainian legislation, notes the special importance of the decisions of the ConstitutionalCourt of Ukraine in revealing the content and role of this fundamental human right in the human rightssystem, and also emphasizes the limitations of its understanding in Ukraine, which as a result leads toto the lack of protection of the right to human dignity during administrative procedures.The second section of the article is devoted to clarifying the essence of the requirement that thepublic administration, when carrying out an administrative procedure, always sees a person as asubject of law. This demand is based on the right of human dignity. It prohibits turning any personinto an object in state procedures, degrading his dignity to the status of a thing. The third section of the article is devoted to the study of the mechanisms of protection of the rightto human dignity, which are laid down in the Law of Ukraine “On Administrative Procedure”.It has been proven that this Law contains a number of provisions aimed at ensuring compliancewith the right to human dignity of a private person in the administrative procedure. In particular,it is about the right to be heard, the requirement for the timeliness of consideration of a privateperson’s case by the public administration, the requirement for proportionality, the requirementfor the openness of the administrative procedure and other ideas that ensure the service of thepublic administration to the person, his needs, rights and legitimate interests.Conclusions. In the conclusions to the article, it is stated that the Law of Ukraine “On AdministrativeProcedure” establishes a qualitatively new legal basis for administrative procedure, which isfocused on the needs of a private person. This novelty is reflected, first of all, in such principles ofadministrative procedure as: guaranteeing the right of a person to participate in administrativeproceedings; timeliness and reasonable term; impartiality (impartiality) of the administrativebody; good faith and prudence; proportionality; openness; presumption of legality of the person’sactions and demands, etc. This Law of Ukraine is focused on the protection of a private person inthe field of public administration, and first of all, on the protection of his right to human dignityfrom violation of the decisions, actions or inaction of the public administration.


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