28 June 1996 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a new Constitution of Ukraine — the first Constitution of the independent Ukrainian state.
The deputies worked on the project, while remaining in the session hall the night of 27 to 28 June. Parliamentarians have taken into account the comments of President of Ukraine, as well as support for all the controversial articles of the draft: on state symbols of Ukraine, the Ukrainian language of the State, the right of private property in the Ukraine.
The Constitution consolidated the legal framework for an independent Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Constitution is the supreme legal force. The laws and other legal acts adopted on the basis of the Constitution of Ukraine and shall conform to it.
The Constitution was a major step in ensuring the rights of man and citizen, to the further improvement of the international authority of Ukraine in the world.
Constitution of 1996 the Ukraine and now.
In accordance with the Constitution, the date of adoption of the Basic Law is a national holiday — the Day of the Constitution of Ukraine.