Constitution (excerpts)

Constitution of Ukraine (excerpts)


Article 31
Everyone is guaranteed privacy of mail, telephone conversations, telegraph and other
correspondence. Exceptions may only be established by the court in cases envisaged by law, with
the purpose of preventing a crime or ascertaining the truth in the course of the investigation of a
criminal case, if other ways of obtaining information are impossible.

Article 32

Every citizen has the right to examine information that is not a state secret or other secret protected
by law about him/herself at the bodies of state power, bodies of local self-government, institutions,
and organizations.

The collection, storage, use and dissemination of confidential information about a person without
his or her consent shall not be permitted, except in cases determined by law, and only in the
interests of national security, economic welfare, and human rights.


Article 34

Everyone has the right to freely collect, store, use and disseminate information verbally, in writing,
or by another means of his/her choice.

The exercise of these rights may be restricted by law in the interests of national security, territorial
integrity or public order with the purpose of preventing disturbances or crimes, protecting the health
of the population, the reputation or rights of other persons, preventing the disclosure of information
obtained confidentially, and maintaining the authority and impartiality of justice.


Article 50

Everyone is guaranteed the right of free access to information about the environmental situation, the
quality of food and consumer goods, and also the right to disseminate such information. No one
shall make such information secret.