Judges of the Constitutional Court in a joint workshop with judges of basic courts

A delegation of judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo, composed of the Vice President of the Court, Mr. Bajram Ljatifi, and judges: Selvete Gërxhaliu – Krasniqi, Safet Hoxha and Radomir Laban, participated in a joint workshop with the judges of the basic courts of Gjakova, Peja and Prizren, which was organized with the support of the Council of Europe Office in the town of Gjakova.

The topic of the joint discussion between the constitutional judges and the judges of the three basic courts was, among others, the interaction of judicial and constitutional jurisdiction to guarantee the rule of law, and the proper administration of justice in the context of the right to a fair trial guaranteed by Article 31 of the Constitution and Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The role of regular courts in the interpretation of the Constitution, the legal basis and the case law of the Constitutional Court in relation to “incidental control”, the divergence of the case law of regular courts and the right to a reasoned court decision, as well adjudication of cases within a reasonable time, were some of the topics the constitutional judges addressed in their presentations.

The workshop held points out a continuation of professional consultative meetings between constitutional judges and regular court judges, intending to improve the administration of justice and strengthen the rule of law in the country.