The preparatory proceedings for the XVIII Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts have been launched
From 12 to 15 June, the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova and the Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court Laila Jurcēna participated in the preparatory meeting for the XVIII Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts, to be held in Prague, the Czech Republic.
The preparatory meeting was and the holding of the event in 2020 will be ensured by the Czech Constitutional Court, which from 2017 to 2020 has been approved as the Presiding Court of the Conference of the Constitutional Courts.
During this meeting, the representatives of constitutional jurisdictions discussed the concept, topics and the main objectives of the XVIII Conference. At the meeting, the participants discussed several issues of constitutional law that were currently relevant in Europe, thus reinforcing the judicial dialogue, cooperation, and sharing of knowledge and experience between the representatives of the European constitutional jurisdictions,
On the Conference of European Constitutional Court
The Conference of European Constitutional Court was established in 1972. This organisation unites representatives from 41 European constitutional courts and other bodies implementing the constitutional review. It has evolved into the most important European forum, where its members share experience and opinion on matters of constitutional law. The purpose of the organisation is to reinforce the independence of constitutional courts, democracy and the rule of law, and to promote respect for the fundamental rights.
Only a Court, which is a full-fledged member of Conference of European Constitutional Courts, can become its Presiding Court in rotating order every three years. From 2017 to 2020, the organisation is headed by the Czech Constitutional Court.
The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia became a full member of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts in 2000.
The Statute of the organisation is available here: http://www.confeuconstco.org/en/common/home.html