Heinz Mayer

Prof. Dr. Hans Mayer – Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna, expert in constitutional law, is the author of several laws. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of legal practice and the application of the law, board member and Vice-chairman of the Council of Hans Kelsen Institute, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
The Constitution may give stability to the state only when citizens accept this Constitution as their own. And for this it is necessary that this constitution was actually created in the country, and not somewhere outside. Recommendations from the outside can be useful, important, but they should never dictate anything.

Legal state, statehood, independence of justice without corruption – this is very important.

Ukraine still has to ask: is the State so homogeneous that it can exist without federalization? From the outside, it seems to me that this is not the case. I think it will require some decentralization.

It is very necessary that the people stand behind this constitution, that they accept this constitution as their own. It is not enough that only the state apparatus determines the Constitution. It is important that the Constitution was independent and that people accept and understand this constitution as their own, which was established in the country.