- The Constitutional Court
A delegation of judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo, led by the President of the Court, Mrs. Gresa Caka – Nimani, stayed for an official visit in Lisbon, Portugal, on 30 January – 3 February 2023, with the support of the Council of Europe Office in Kosovo, within the project “Support of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo in the implementation and dissemination of European standards of fundamental human rights and freedoms”.
During the three-day stay in Portugal, the delegation of the Constitutional Court and the Ambassador of Kosovo to Portugal, H.E. Ylber Kryeziu, had meetings with the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Supreme Administrative Court and representatives of the Parliament of the Portuguese Republic.
In the Constitutional Court of Portugal, the delegation of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo was welcomed by the President of the Constitutional Court of Portugal, Mr. João Pedro Barrosa Caupers and other judges, who together discussed the jurisdictions of both courts, the characteristics of the Portuguese system in the protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms, with particular focus on the limitations of fundamental rights and freedoms in times of emergencies and the jurisprudence of both courts regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
The delegation of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo also visited the Supreme Court of Justice of Portugal, where it was welcomed by its President, Mr. Henrique Luís de Brito de Araújo and other judges, with whom they jointly discussed the functions, competencies and composition of this court. On the other hand, during the visit to the Supreme Administrative Court, the Kosovo delegation was welcomed by the President of this court, Mrs. Dulce Manuel da Conceição Neto and other judges, where the subject of the joint discussion was also the jurisdiction, composition and work of this institution. During the visit to the three respective courts, the delegations also agreed on mechanisms for deepening cooperation in the future.
The delegation of judges of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo also met with members of the Parliament of Portugal, where they discussed constitutional justice and its importance in advancing the principle of the rule of law, as well as the importance of deepening the cooperation between justice institutions of both countries.