Alexandru Tanase, Chairman of the Moldovan Constitutional Court, highly appreciated prospects for development of the constitutional justice in the Kyrgyz Republic

14 Mar 2014

imageAlexandru Tanase, Chairman of the Moldovan Constitutional Court. Credit: Elena Cheremenina / UNDP.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - On March 13-14, 2014 constitutional jurisprudence experts from Croatia, Moldova and Romania met with staff and judges of the Kyrgyz Republic Constitutional Chamber to share their experience and knowledge on issues of constitutional justice.

“The Constitutional Chamber has been working for six months now. The society awaits fair and professional decisions from the Chamber, therefore it’s critical for us to meet with experienced colleagues, explore international practices and be aware of expert opinion on issues in the field of constitutional justice” said Mr. Mukambet Kasymaliev, the Chairman of the Constitutional Chamber.

The participants discussed constitutional judicial proceedings. Judges of the Kyrgyz Constitutional Chamber were particularly interested in the process of implementation of  decisions made by constitutional courts as well as their interaction with the Parliament, the Government and the civil society.

Summarizing his answers to the questions by the judges of the Chamber in relation to the constitutional review, Chairman of the Moldovan Constitutional Court Mr. Alexandru Tanase stated: “The preamble of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic allows the development of such high quality jurisprudence which will eventually rank the Chamber among the best courts of Europe”.

The Constitutional Chamber administration staff had interesting discussions with the members of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe – the former Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Moldova Mr. Lucian Mihai, and Ms. Slavica Banic, the judge of the Constitutional Court of Croatia.

The Secretary General of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova Ms. Rodica Secrieru described the role of the staff in ensuring the performance of the Constitutional Court as well as answered the questions on functions and interaction between various units the Court administration.

Expert meetings with participation of international experts were arranged by the projects to support the Constitutional Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic, implemented by the UNDP and the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe with the financial support from the European Union.