2013 | XI | 3 | 137-156
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Personality Rights in Central and Eastern Europe. A domestic report – Ukraine

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The Ukrainian doctrine distinguishes two categories of personality rights: non-property ones in the pure form and non-property ones related to non-property laws. The rights are protected primarily by regulations of private law, though – more and more frequently – one can come across the view that ‘constitutionalization’ of them is growing steadily. The fundamental regulations concerning protection of personality rights are contained in Art. 269 and the following ones of the Ukrainian Civil Code. The regulations point to the basic features of personality rights; they also determine, in a truncated manner, their content as the right of an individual to self-determination in their private life. There exist also specific regulations which allow protecting personality rights of the special character, like – for instance – rights of intellectual property. The law and practice of protection of personality rights in Ukraine are at the early stage of development, which manifests itself, among others, in a small number of decisions in this particular legal sphere. This is caused, at least partially, by the low level of trust on the part of citizens to the judicature, which results in a very small number of civil cases submitted to Ukrainian courts.
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  • PhD candidate, Jagiellonian University
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