PANEL DISCUSSION

Legal principles of environmental safety: problems of international standards implementation

 

The members of the discussion were greeted by the moderator of the event Pro-Rector for Scientific Work of Yaroslav  Mudryi  National  Law  University, Member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of  Legal Sciences, Professor,  Anatoliy P. Getman.

The key speakers were Associate Professors of Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University (Minsk) Aleh V. Maroz and Veranika V. Saskevich, professor Volodymyr Andreitsev, professor Vasyl Kostytskyi, professor Volodymyr Yermolenko,  professor Volodymyr Nosyk and professor Anatoliy Getman

The discussion was started by Associate Professor Aleh V. Maroz (the Belarusian State University) who paid attention to the present state and perspectives of legal provision of environmental management of agricultural and other industries in the Republic of  Belarus.

The Associate Professor Veranika V. Saskevich (the Belarusian State University) highlighted the issues of legal regulation of government support of agriculture in the Republic of Belarus.

Professor Volodymyr  Andreitsev (National Mining University) highlighted the legal problems of environmental safety of Ukraine in terms of Eurointegration.

The presentation of Vasyl Kostytskyi (The Association of Ukrainian Lawyers) was devoted to the problems of theory and methodology of environmental law as a feature of the environmentally-friendly state.

Professor Volodymyr Yermolenko (The National University of  Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine) focused attention on legal problems of the present state and perspectives of legal provision of food safety.

Professor Volodymyr Nosyk (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)

emphasized the necessity of food safety definition in the course of ensuring right to the safe and healthy environment in Ukraine.

The discussion was continued by Anatoliy Getman who concentrated on the problems of environmental safety during ATO.

Within the Panel Meeting, the Round Table Discussion “Reformation of Legislation in The Field of Ensuring Environmental and Food Safety: European Requirements and Ukrainian Realities” moderated by Doctor of  Legal Sciences, Professor of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Vitaliy Urkevych, took place.

The speakers highlighted the range of pressing problems concerning legal safeguards of food safety as well as the directions and perspectives of its reformation according to the best European practices.

Olena Gafurova (National University of Bioresources and Nature Management of Ukraine) in her report “Legal Issues of Agricultural Development in ensuring food safety” presented her view of the problems discussed. The discussion was continued by the representatives of the University – Tatiana Kurman who focused on the terms, features, and criteria of food safety and professor  Anatolii Stativka (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University) who highlighted the questions of legal regulation of the state support of national agricultural producers while ensuring food safety.

The discussion of problems of land legal issues in terms of ensuring food safety was started by Pavlo Kulynytch (V. M. Koretsky Institute of  State and Law) who presented his report  “Land Legal Factors of Ensuring Food Safety: European and national experience”. The discussion was continued by the Associate Professor Tetiana Harytonova (The National University “Odessa Academy of  Law”) who considered the legal problems of land use and protection in terms of ensuring of food safety and also by professor Mykhailo Shulga (Yaroslav Mudryi National  Law University) who expressed his opinion about the significance of the legal problems of land use and protection in terms of ensuring of food production.

The discussion resulted in the decision to create an inter-institutional working group in the reformation of environmental, land and agricultural legislation of  Ukraine in the context of sustainable development of Ukraine, as well as emphasizing the necessity to pass expeditiously the laws on Environmental Safety and Food Safety.

Moderator

Anatoliy P. Getman – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Pro-Rector for Scientific Work of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine

 

Key speakers

 Nazar Kulchytskyy – the Government Agent of  Ukraine before the European Court of Human Rights (2012-2013), senior teaching fellow at the International Law and Special Sciences School of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”(Legal Sciences Department), National expert of the OSCE Project Coordinator Ukraine and the Office of the Council of Europe in Kyiv, a teaching fellow at the National School of Judges of Ukraine

Aleh V. Maroz  – Associate Professor at the Belarusian State University, Law Faculty, Environmental and Agrarian Law Department (Minsk, the Republic of Belarus).

Veranika V. Saskevich – Associate Professor at the Belarusian State University, Law Faculty, Environmental and Agrarian Law Department (Minsk, the Republic of Belarus)

 Yurii Shemshuchenko –Director of  Koretsky Institute of State and Law, the Head of the Constitutional Law Department, Doctor of  Legal Sciences, Academician of the Academy of Legal Sciences of  Ukraine

Volodymyr Nosyk – Doctor of  Legal Sciences, Professor of  Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Academician of the Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine

Vasyl Kostytskyy – Doctor of Law, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine, The Head of Ukrainian Lawyers Association, People’s Deputy of Ukraine I, II, III convocations

Volodymyr Andreevtsev – Doctor of Law, Professor, Professor of the Department of Economic and Civil Law of the National Mining University, Academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine, State Counselor of Justice of the 3rd Grade

Volodymyr Yermolenko – Doctor of Law, Professor, the Head of the Department of Agrarian, Land and Environmental Law named after V. Z. Yanchuk, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine