Lithuanian Constitutional Court’s staff visits the Constitutional Court for an exchange visit
From 21 to 22 April, the Constitutional Court was visited by the Lithuanian Constitutional Court’s staff to discuss with the Advisers and Assistant Judges of the Constitutional Court the organisation of the work of the two courts, current case-law and the institution of the constitutional complaint.
At the beginning of the visit, the President of the Constitutional Court Aldis Laviņš and the Vice-President Irēna Kucina addressed the staff of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court.
Aldis Laviņš, the President, stressed “The exchange of experience between courts is a way to improve the efficiency of the administration of justice in Latvia and Lithuania, as well as to strengthen cooperation between judges and the legal staff of the court”. The President was also pleased that the cooperation with the Lithuanian Constitutional Court would continue this year with the visit of the Constitutional Court staff to Vilnius.
Irēna Kucina, the Vice-President, highlighted “Cooperation between the Constitutional Court and the Lithuanian Constitutional Court is not only an exchange of experience and a discussion of current case law, but also a practical cooperation in strengthening the rule of law by referring to each other’s judgements”.
On the first day of the visit, the Legal Advisers and Assistant Judges of the Legal Department of the Constitutional Court, together with the staff of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court, discussed the organisation of the Constitutional Court’s work, competences and statistics of the 2021 proceedings, as well as the issues related to constitutional complaints and enforcement of judgements.
On the second day of the visit, the staff of the Constitutional Court and the Lithuanian Constitutional Court will discuss the latest developments in the case law of both courts and the application of the European Union rights.
The Constitutional Court and the Lithuanian Constitutional Court are working together to strengthen the dialogue and understanding on case-law issues to promote the efficient functioning of the courts in both countries. Joint conferences and visits of the Constitutional Court and the Lithuanian Constitutional Court are a long-standing tradition, which has been maintained since 2000.