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.
New strategic vision of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo* for 2021-2023 was discussed during online workshop facilitated under the project on 1 and 2 October. All Court’s units took part in the discussions of the fourth three-year strategic plan of the Court since its establishment in 2009....
On 11 and 15 June the project organised an Online Round Table with the participation of the Constitutional Court, dedicated to fair trial. The discussions were facilitated by two international experts: Mr Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Professor of the University of Liverpool, and Mr Dmytro Tretyakov,...
Round tables on human rights reformatted into webinars with new components on safeguards in emergency situations
In face of the present unprecedented and massive scale sanitary crisis the Council of Europe reformatted its activities in order to ensure the continuation of the implementation of its project with the Constitutional Court. The activities planned under the project will include new components...
* "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."