The Law of Ukraine

On Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine

Date of Entry into Force:
April 14, 1998

The Law of Ukraine On Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine defines legal principles of organization and activity of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine, its composition, structure, competence and functions.

The Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine is an advisory deliberative body on the issues of national security and defense under the President of Ukraine.

The functions of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine are:
  • submission of proposals to the President of Ukraine regarding implementation of principles of internal and external policy in the sphere of national security and defense;
  • coordination of and control over activity of bodies of executive power in the sphere of national security and defense in peaceful time;
  • coordination of and control over activity of bodies of executive power in the sphere of national security and defense during martial law or the state of emergency and during crisis situations which threaten national security of Ukraine.

In accordance with the functions defined by this Law the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine shall:
  • develop and consider at its meetings the issues related to the sphere of national security and defense and submit proposals to the President of Ukraine;
  • conduct current control over activity of bodies of executive power in the sphere of national security and defense, submit respective conclusions and proposals to the President of Ukraine;
  • attract officials and specialist of bodies of executive power, state establishments, educational establishments, enterprises and organizations of all ownership forms to analysis of information;
  • initiate drafting of normative acts and documents on national security and defense issues, summarize the practice of their application and results of examination of their implementation;
  • coordinate and control transfer of central and local bodies of executive power, as well as economy of the state to work in war time or in the state of emergency;
  • coordinate and control activity of bodies of local self-government within the limits of its authorities during introduction of martial law or the state of emergency;
  • coordinate and control activity of bodies of executive power as regards to armed aggression repulse, organization of population protection and ensuring its activity, protection of life, health, constitutional rights, freedoms and legal interests of citizens, maintenance of public order in conditions of martial law and the state of emergency, as well as during arising of crisis situations which threaten national security of Ukraine.

The President of Ukraine is the Head of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine. Current informational analytical and organizational provision of activity of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine shall be conducted by its personnel, which is subordinated to the Secretary of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine. Functions, structure and quantity of staff of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine shall be defined by the President of Ukraine.

Decision of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine shall be adopted by not less than two thirds of its members' votes. Adopted decisions shall be put into force by decrees of the President of Ukraine.
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