Improving the protection of European Human Rights Standards by the Constitutional Court
The main objective of the project is to improve the capacity of the Constitutional Court in ensuring the protection of individual human rights and fundamental freedoms through effective application of European human rights standards to individual complaints.
The project comprises a series of activities targeting judges and legal advisors of the Constitutional Court. These activities are aimed at strengthening its role in human rights protection in line with European standards.
The methodology will include a combination of various awareness raising and capacity building tools, high-quality expertise tailored to the needs of the key beneficiary and sharing of successful practices employed within the bodies of constitutional justice across Europe.
The main partner and direct beneficiary of the project is the Constitutional Court as the main implementer of the European Convention on Human Rights and constitutional oversight of judicial proceedings held in regular courts, including the application of the European Court of Human Rights.
The following results are expected:
- Developed capacity of the newly appointed Constitutional Court judges and newly recruited legal advisors to apply the European Convention on Human Rights;
- Improved organisational structure and working methods of the Constitutional Court;
- Improved normative and organisational base for strengthening the Legal unit of the Constitutional Court;
- Increased capacity of the Constitutional Court’s support services including communications unit and translators to apply the best European practices enhancing the functioning of the Court in general;
- Increased awareness of legal professionals and general population on the European human rights standards and the work of the Constitutional Court.
On 9 July 2019, the second thematic round table for judges and legal advisors of the Constitutional Court was organised under the Project on “Improving the Protection of European Human Rights Standards by the Constitutional Court”. It was dedicated to the European human rights standards on...
On 7 June, the first thematic round table on Reasonable time of proceedings with the participation of judges and legal advisors of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo* was organised under the Project. Three international keynote speakers with extensive experience on the European Convention on...
Under the Project being implemented by the Council of Europe and supported by the Norwegian Embassy the Constitutional Court received the former judge of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) in respect of North Macedonia, Ms Mirjana Lazarova-Trajkovska. Her five-day visit was organised...
* "All reference to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo."