Legal Regulation of Agricultural Land Circulation in Ukraine: Problems and Prospects

Keywords: Agricultural land of destination, moratorium, disposal of land, land plots, prohibition of alienation.

Abstract

The article is devoted to the analysis of the legal regime of agricultural land in Ukraine. In 2001, a “land moratorium” was introduced in Ukraine, which imposed a ban on the alienation of agricultural land intended for commercial agricultural production and land. The European Court of Human Rights, in its judgment in Zelenchuk and Tsitsyura v. Ukraine, unanimously concluded that there had been a violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Ukraine, which is the respondent State in the case, in addition to mandatory individual measures (payment of compensation or other means in favor of the applicant to terminate the wrongful act and improve the consequences of the application) is obliged to apply general methods to solve the problem.

The authors used different methods of scientific knowledge. Thus, the method of analysis was used to study draft laws on transformation processes in the field of ownership, use, disposal of agricultural land in Ukraine. The method of comparison makes it possible to compare registered bills and current regulatory acts in the area of agricultural land use. The deduction method helped to investigate the decision of the European Court of Human Rights "Zelenchuk and Tsitsyura v. Ukraine"

According to the results of the study, the authors came to the conclusion that only a combination of market mechanisms of agricultural land turnover with mandatory compliance with environmental requirements and an effective mechanism of legal liability for offenses in the possession, use, and disposal of the most valuable wealth of our country can secure a dignified future for the modern and future generations.

Author Biographies

Tetiana Kovalenko, Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Doctor of Legal science, Professor of Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Tamara Sarkisova, Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Ph. D., Associate Professor of Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Diana Kolomiitseva, Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Ph. D., Associate Professor of Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Svitlana Marchenko, Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Ph. D., Associate Professor of Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Iryna Siuiva, Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Ph. D., Assistant of Department of Land and Agrarian Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

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Published
2020-01-04
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Kovalenko, T., Sarkisova, T., Kolomiitseva, D., Marchenko, S., & Siuiva, I. (2020). Legal Regulation of Agricultural Land Circulation in Ukraine: Problems and Prospects. Amazonia Investiga, 9(25), 302-309. Retrieved from https://amazoniainvestiga.info/index.php/amazonia/article/view/1070
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