Oleksandr Petryshyn

Oleksandr Petryshyn

Chairman of the Editorial Board,
Doctor of Law, Professor,
Academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine

Petryshyn Oleksandr Vitaliiovych – born on April 30, 1960 in the city of Horodok, Khmelnytska Oblast. In 1985 he graduated from the Kharkiv Law Institute (currently the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University), where he went from research intern to professor. In 1987–1988 he studied in postgraduate studies, in 1994–1997 — in doctoral studies. In 1999–2000 — Head of the Department of Planning and Coordination of Legal Research of the Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine (currently the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine). Since 2000 — Deputy Director for Research of the Research Institute of State Building and Local Self-Government of the Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine. In 2002–2007, he was the Chief Scientific Secretary of the Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, and at the same time a professor at the Department of Theory of State and Law of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. In 2007–2010 — Vice President, from December 2010 to March 3, 2016 — First Vice President, and since March 3, 2016 — President of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine. At the same time, he is the head of the Department of Theory of State and Law at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University.

In 1988 Petryshyn defended his dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Law on the subject: "Status of an official: general theoretical research" (specialty 12.00.01), in 1999 — the dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Law on the subject: "Legal regime of the civil service: general theory issues" (specialty 12.00.01). He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws in 1999, the academic title of Professor — in 2002. In 2002 he was elected a corresponding member, and in 2004 — a full member (academician) of the Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine (currently the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine).

Areas of research — the methodology of legal research, civil society, human and civil rights and freedoms, the rule of law, the general theory of civil service. Author of over 300 publications, including: "Dictionary of terms in the theory of state and law" (co-author, 1995, 1997), "Civil Service. Historical and theoretical preconditions, comparative legal and logical-conceptual analysis" (1998), "Constitution of Ukraine: Scientific and practical commentary" (co-auth., 2003)," Constitutional and legal principles of Ukrainian statehood" (2003), "Ethics" (2006), "Legal culture in the context of the civil society development" (co-auth., 2007), Law as a socio-cultural phenomenon: features of the legal approach" (2007), "General theory of state and law" (co-auth., 2002). 2009), "Legal system of Ukraine: history, state and prospects: in 5 vols. Vol. 1: Methodological and historical-theoretical establishment and development issues of the legal system of Ukraine" (co-auth., 2008 (Ukrainian), 2011 (Russian), 2013 (English), "Political system: current problems of civil society and the state: in 2 volumes" (2010), "Constitution of Ukraine: Research-to-practice commentary" (co-auth., 2011), "History of the doctrine of state and law: in tables and definitions: a textbook" (co-auth., 2012), "Comparative Law: textbook" (co-auth., 2012), "Theory of State and Law" (2012), "Legal Doctrine of Ukraine: in 5 vols. Vol. 1: General theoretical and historical legal science"(in co-auth., 2013) ), 2015 (English), The Great Ukrainian Legal Encyclopaedia: in 20 vols. Vol. 2: Philosophy of Law (co-author, 2017); Vol. 3: General Theory of law (co-author, 2017).

Petryshyn took part in the development of draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, laws of Ukraine "On Civil Service", "On training of highly qualified scientific personnel", "Concepts of reforming criminal justice in Ukraine", "On service in the executive branch and its staff", "On scientific and scientific-technical activities", etc.

Member of the Commission on Legal Reform, a member of the Committee on State Prizes of Ukraine in the field of science and technology. Member of the Board of the North-Eastern Research Centre of the National Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, member of the Specialised Academic Council D 64.086.02 at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. He was a member of the expert council in the field of legal sciences and the Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine.

Chairman of the editorial board of the collection of scientific papers "Bulletin of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine", co-chairman of the scientific council of the journal "Law of Ukraine", member of the editorial board of the collection "Problems of Legality", scientific-practical journal "Lawyer of Ukraine", the international legal journal "The Baltic journal of law".

Oleksandr Petryshyn is an Honoured Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (2004). He was awarded the Gold Medal of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2018), the Medal of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine "Hryhoriy Skovoroda" (2018), the Diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (2003), the Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2010), the Diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (2006), Gratitude of the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights (2018), Distinction of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2017), Distinction of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (2017), Honorary Badge of the Security Service of Ukraine (2009), Gratitude of the Security Service of Ukraine with a badge (2018), Honorary Award of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine (2018), the III-degree Order of Merit (2020). Exemplary Education of Ukraine (2001). Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology (2011), Yaroslav Mudryi Prize (2004, 2011), Outstanding Lawyer (2012).