Ambassador of Germany to Kosovo visits the Court


The President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo, Ms. Arta Rama-Hajrizi, welcomed in a meeting the Ambassador of Germany to Kosovo, Mr. Christian Heldt, who was accompanied by the Head of Legal Reform Project of German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Prishtina, Mr. Karl Weber, on Tuesday, 4 July 2018.

President Rama-Hajrizi informed Ambassador Heldt of the work that the Court has done so far, its current composition, and the lack of quorum needed to review the submitted referrals and render decisions.

After emphasizing the consequences of the Constitutional Court workflow being inhibited due to the lack of a sufficient number of judges, she took the opportunity to thank the German Government for the assistance it has provided to the Court through the projects supported by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and expressed her willingness to further strengthen this good cooperation in the future.

President Rama-Hajrizi further reemphasized the urgency and need to appoint new judges to the Constitutional Court, considering the essential role this institution plays in preserving the constitutional order and protecting the human rights in the country.

Ambassador Heldt committed to providing the Constitutional Court with further support in its work and mission to implement constitutionality, and highlighted the necessity of appointing the new Constitutional Court judges as soon as possible and restoring the full functionality of the Constitutional Court.