- The Constitutional Court
On the occasion of the end of the mandate of the four judges of the Constitutional Court: Deputy President Ivan Cukalovic, judge Altay Suroy Rodrigues and of the international judges Almiro Rodrigues and Snezhana Botusharova, a farewell ceremony organized by the Constitutional Court of Kosovo was held in Prishtina on Tuesday, 12 June 2018.
In the occasional speech held in the presence of the highest institutional representatives, the judiciary and the international representatives in the country, the President of the Constitutional Court, Mrs. Arta Rama-Hajrizi, expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the extraordinary contribution that judges Rodrigues, Botusharova, Cukalovic and Suroy have given for the establishment of the foundations of the constitutional judiciary in the Republic of Kosovo.
“With the end of the mandate of the four judges of the first group appointed after the establishment, the Constitutional Court and the constitutional judiciary of Kosovo in general are losing four judges and extraordinary experts of the field. Replacing judges with such professional qualities and with such a long experience in the field of the constitutional law, there is no doubt that will be a very challenging and difficult process for all of us,” said Rama-Hajrizi in the speech.
For their contribution to the establishment and professional advancement of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo during their nine year mandate, the international judges of the Constitutional Court, Mr. Almiro Rodrigues and Ms. Snezhana Botusharova, have been decorated by the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Hashim Thaci, with the Presidential Jubilee Medal of the 10th Anniversary of Independence, at a solemn ceremony held in the Office of the President on Friday, 8 June 2018. With the Presidential Jubilee Medal of the 10th Anniversary of Independence, President Thaçi also decorated the former international judge of the Constitutional Court, Mr. Robert Carolan, who was a member of the Court until September 2016.