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Constitution of Ukraine
With the proclamation of its independence on 24 August 1991, and adoption of a constitution on 28 June 1996, Ukraine became a semi-presidential republic. However, in 2004, deputies introduced changes to the Constitution, which tipped the balance of power in favour of a parliamentary system. From 2004 to 2010, the legitimacy of the 2004 Constitutional amendments had official sanction, both with the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, and most major political parties. Despite this, on 30 September 2010 the Constitutional Court ruled that the amendments were null and void, forcing a return to the terms of the 1996 Constitution and again making Ukraine's political system more presidential in character.
The Ministry also controls and regulates the following: Employment and labor migration; Labor relations; Social protection of the population, family and children; Protection of the rights deported on a national basis to persons who returned to Ukraine through the following accountable departments, as: Department of Pensions; Department of Social Insurance and Partnership; Department of Strategic Planning; Department of State Social Assistance; Department of Social Protection of the Disabled; Department of Social Services and others.