Press release


The President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Arta Rama-Hajrizi, received in a meeting the General Counsel of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. John Simpkins, on Thursday, 10 March 2016.

President Rama-Hajrizi initially informed Mr. Simpkins of the organization, composition, and work process in the Constitutional Court, whereupon she expressed her gratitude for the aid provided by the USAID mission in Kosovo for the Court’s professional and infrastructure capacity building since its establishment.

She highlighted some of the main challenges still faced by the Constitutional Court in its work, whereupon she emphasized the importance of further cooperation in joint projects, especially in the field of the training of judges and legal advisors of the Court, with a particular focus on the best possible mastering of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

During the conversation they also discussed various aspects of the existing relation between the Constitutional Court and other levels of state authorities, particularly the regular judiciary, as well as the opportunities available to the courts of other levels to file referrals with the Constitutional Court.

The General Counsel of the USAID, Mr. John Simpkins, having congratulated President Rama- Hajrizi on the work that the institution she leads has done so far, re-emphasized the continuation of the support that the USAID has been providing to the Constitutional Court thus far.