- The Constitutional Court
The President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Arta Rama-Hajrizi, and the Judge of the Constitutional Court, Mr. Nexhmi Rexhepi, received in an introduction meeting the new ambassador of the United States of America in Kosovo, Mr. Philip Kosnett.
After wishing success on his new office, President Rama-Hajrizi initially informed Ambassador Kosnett with the work performed so far by the Constitutional Court of Kosovo, and with the challenges that this institution faced during the previous year, in particular as regards its functioning and decision-making.
Last year’s simultaneous leaving of four judges from the first generation appointed to the Constitutional Court and the loss of the quorum needed for decision making were the main challenges which President Rama-Hajrizi singled out in the meeting. She emphasized that since its establishment in 2009, the Constitutional Court only now has in its composition only national judges and on this occasion, she expressed the gratitude for the precious contribution and work of the international judges who have left the Court.
During the conversation, President Rama-Hajrizi continued discussing recent developments in the constitutional judiciary of Kosovo, possibilities of further consolidating the independence of the judicial power and necessary legislative reforms in the function of strengthening rule of law.
She expressed gratitude and appreciation for the assistance that the US Government have provided so far to the Constitutional Court but also to other institutions in the country through projects funded by USAID Mission in Kosovo.
After thanking President Rama-Hajrizi for the hospitality, Ambassador Kosnett confirmed his support for the independence in the work of the Constitutional Court and expressed his commitment to deepening the relationship of cooperation between the two friendly nations, in all areas of mutual interest.