Press release


The President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Arta Rama-Hajrizi, and the Judge of the Constitutional Court, Mrs. Gresa Caka-Nimani, received in a meeting the Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia of US Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Thomas Melia, and the USAID Director for Kosovo, Mr. James Hope, on Wednesday, 2 March 2016.
President Rama-Hajrizi thanked Mr. Melia for USAID’s continued support given to the Constitutional Court of Kosovo since its establishment, evaluating the contribution given by this mission as very important for the rule of law in Kosovo.
She emphasized the importance for further consolidation and advancement of an independent judiciary, mainly by respecting the institutional and financial independence of the courts, and by engaging professional judges.

The discussion further focused on the challenges that the Constitutional Court continues to face, whereby ideas and opinions were exchanged on the realization of joint projects aiming at professional advancement of the Court’s judges and legal advisors.

USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, Mr. Thomas Melia, pledged continuation of the USAID support for the Constitutional Court.