Students and Civil Society Members Visit the Constitutional Court on “Open Court Day”


In the next activity “Open Court Day”, organized in celebration of International Human Rights Day on Friday, 8 December 2023, dozens of students from law faculties and representatives of civil society organizations in Kosovo visited the Constitutional Court.

The first group of visitors consisting of students from the Faculty of Law of the University of Gjilan “Kadri Zeka”, were received by the Constitutional Court Judges Safet Hoxha and Remzije Istrefi – Peci. During her presentation, Judge Istrefi – Peci spoke about the history of the establishment of the Constitutional Court, organization of its work to date, and the constitutional jurisdiction of the Court. Meanwhile, Judge Hoxha provided a brief elaboration on the importance of respecting fundamental rights and freedoms, and the International Human Rights Day.

Judge Radomir Laban received the second group of visitors, consisting of students from the Legal Clinic of the Free Legal Aid Center of the Kosovo Law Institute (KLI). Judge Radomir informed them about the activities of the Court hitherto, recent cases reviewed by the Court, including the right to life as a consequence of domestic violence, and dissenting and concurring opinions of judges.

The third group of visitors on the “Open Court Day” comprised of students from the Educational Institution for Vocational Education “Hoxhë Kadri Prishtina”, who were received by Deputy President of the Constitutional Court Bajram Ljatifi and Judge Nexhmi Rexhepi. While Deputy President Ljatifi briefed the students on key points related to the history of constitutional law in our country and international human rights, Judge Rexhepi presented the role and function of the Constitutional Court, the mandate of constitutional judges, and the human rights guaranteed by our Constitution.

The “Open Court Day” activity concluded with a visit from students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Mitrovica “Isa Boletini”, who were welcomed by Judge Selvete Gërxhaliu – Krasniqi, who, among other things, informed the future jurists about the Constitutional Court’s rapport with the regular judiciary and incidental control mechanisms, criteria for citizens and authorized parties to submit referrals, and the application of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in the decisions of the Constitutional Court.