Press release


Judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo, led by the President, Arta Rama-Hajrizi, participated in the International Conference organized by the Council of Europe Office in Kosovo on the topic: “Interpretation and implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights by Constitutional Courts of the Western Balkans“, which was held at the “Swiss Diamond” Hotel in Prishtina on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. 

After the welcoming speech, President Rama–Hajrizi continued her discussion on the challenges and perspectives of the implementation of the European Convention for Human Rights (ECHR) by the Constitutional Court of Kosovo.   

She presented a detailed elaboration on the implementation of practices of the ECHR during the process of decision-making at the Constitutional Court of Kosovo highlighting some of the specific cases that have been treated so far, and also on the efforts made by judges and legal advisors of the Court in order to overcome the challenges posed in this regard.   

The conference continued with the presentations of the Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Turkey, Mr. Engin Yıldırım, and Ms. Tatiana Termacic, Head of Human Rights National Implementation Division of the Council of Europe.

The conference will continue its work on Wednesday, 20 January 2016, in which also are participating delegations from the Constitutional Court of Latvia, Constitutional Court of Albania, the Constitutional Court of Montenegro as well as representatives of the Council of Europe.