The Vice-president of the Constitutional Court speaks about the financial security of judges in the context of the principle separation of powers at an international conference
From 12 to 13 July, the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova and the Assistant to the Justice of the Constitutional Court Andris Pumpišs will participate at the international conference “Constitutional Courts as the Safeguards of a Democratic Society”, which is held in honour of the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Andorra. Sanita Osipova will speak at the conference on the financial security of judges in the context of the principle of separation of powers.
The Conference will be opened by the President of the Constitutional Court of Andorra Isidre Molas Batllori and the Speaker of the Andorran Parliament Vicenç Mateu Zamora, whereas the introductory report of the Conference will be given by the Vice-president of the Constitutional Court of Andorra Dominique Rousseau.
Six panel discussions are scheduled in the Conference. On the first day, the jurisdiction of constitutional courts as the safeguards of democracy, separation of powers and fundamental rights will be discussed. The participants of the Conference will discuss the ways in which the constitutional courts through their rulings guarantee compliance with the principle of separation of powers, reinforcing the system of checks-and-balances between the three branches of power.
During the second day, the participants of the Conference will share their opinions on the protection of the independence of the constitutional court; i.e., the guarantees of the independence of the constitutional court and its judges envisaged in their national regulation on the functioning of the constitutional courts. Discussions will focus also on the procedure for reviewing cases at the constitutional courts, as well as the procedure for adopting rulings and the methodology used to provide reasoning.
The Conference will be attended by the representatives of constitutional jurisdictions from more than 30 countries, as well as invited guests from the Commission of the Council of Europe “For Democracy through Law” (the Venice Commission).