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Official visit at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo, November 1st – 3rd, 2010.

A delegation of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Albania, headed by the President Mr. Bashkim Dedja, and composed by all of its judges, paid an official visit to the Republic of Kosovo.

During the first day, the Albanian delegation, accompanied by the President of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo, Prof. Dr. Enver Hasani, and some of its judges, was received by the acting President of the Republic of Kosova, Dr. Jakup Krasniqi. The President Krasniqi and the Presidents of both Constitutional Courts put the emphasis on the need to deepen even further the mutual cooperation between these constitutional institutions, highlighting their crucial role for development of democracy and consolidation of the rule of law. At the end of this meeting, President Krasniqi and President Dedja gave a joint press conference in which the President of Kosovo drew attention to the special moment that the Republic of Kosovo was going through, while the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic Albania put across his appreciation for the Constitutional Court of Kosovo, dwelling on the fact that, although very recently established, it has been able to take its stands and be positioned as one of the most important institutions of Kosovo.  

In the framework of this visit, it was also organized the joint seminar on the topic: "Subjects that can put the Constitutional Court into motion and practical matters emerged in each concrete case,” attended by the judges of both constitutional courts and the administrative staff of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo. After the key note speech held by the judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Admir Thanza, the participants debated extensively on the topic and, in particular, they were focused on the role of ordinary courts for putting the constitutional court into motion through incidental control.

On the next day, the Albanian delegation was officially received by Mrs. Emine Mustafa, Vice – Chairperson of the Supreme Court, who made a general overview of the current activity and the case load of this court, while the President Dedja dwelled on the Albanian case regarding the constitutional review of individual complaints for due process of law, after the ruling rendered by the Supreme Court.

On the last day of its stay in Kosovo, the Albanian delegation held an official meeting at Peja District Court. During this meeting, the President of this court, Mr. Salih Mekaj, made a short presentation concerning the current framework of the organization and functioning of the judiciary, as well as the modifications to be expected upon the entry into force of the new law on the judicial power.
 

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