The constitutional Court is composed of nine members, appointed for a nine-year term, without the right of being reelected. The constitutional judges are appointed by the President of the Republic [...]

Which are the participants in the constitutional adjudication?

Participants in the constitutional adjudication are: the applicant, the entities against which the application has been submitted, the body that has issued the act or the state bodies involved in the dispute of power.
In any case, it is the Court Chamber which decides the subjects to be summoned and heard during the constitutional adjudication, apart from the applicant.

Who has the right to attend the public hearings?

The applicant and interested parties attend the public hearings, after having been notified and summoned by the Court. The general public, media representatives, etc., should notify their attendance in advance.

Which are the rights of participants in a court hearing?

Participants in the adjudication proceeding before the Constitutional Court have the following rights: to get acquainted with the documents of the file; to obtain extracts or photocopies thereof; to participate in reviewing the evidence; to present evidence; to ask questions to each other, to the witnesses, experts and specialists; to submit applications; to provide written or oral explanations; to present their conclusions; to object the other parties’ requests, their findings and explanations, as well as to submit their final claims.

What are the obligations during a public court hearing?

Persons present in the courtroom must respect the solemnity of the Court and maintain order.

Is it possible to make audio-video recordings during the public hearing?

Audio or video recordings during the public hearings by the media representatives are allowed only with the consent of the Court, depending on the concrete nature of the case.

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