The Court welcomed students and citizens on “Open Court Day”


In its activity “Open Court Day”, organized on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, on Friday, December 9, 2022, the Constitutional Court was visited by students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, a group of citizens and representatives of civil society organizations in Kosovo.

The students were welcomed to the meeting by the President of the Constitutional Court, Mrs. Gresa Caka-Nimani, who during her presentation gave a brief description of the history of the establishment of the Court, first composition with international judges and officials, alongside national ones, as well as the challenges faced during the review of various constitutional matters, upon which foundations of the constitutional judiciary of the Republic of Kosovo have been laid.

During her presentation, President Caka-Nimani also spoke about the importance of the International Human Rights Day at the global level, as well as the respect for the European Convention on Human Rights and the application of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in every decision of the Constitutional Court.

The students, on their part, expressed interest to be more closely informed about the relationship between the Constitutional Court and the regular courts, the criteria for submitting referrals to the Court, the procedure of examination and decision making, as well as the right to compensation of the parties to the proceedings and the right to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights with seat in Strasbourg.

On the “Open Court Day”, the president Caka – Nimani, accompanied by the judge Selvete Gërxhaliu – Krasniqi, welcomed a group of lawyers and interns engaged in the project “Just React” of the non-governmental organization “Group for Legal and Political Studies”, to monitor the work of regular courts in the Republic of Kosovo.

The deadlines for submitting constitutional complaints, the number of pending cases and the constitutional obligation to implement the Court’s decisions, were just some of the issues on which young jurists expressed their interest to be informed in more detail.