President of the Constitutional Court will greet the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation in its 20th anniversary
Today, on 26 October 2009, Mr. Gunārs Kūtris, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia left for Moscow to participate in an international conference “Constitutional Control: Doctrine and Practice” devoted to the 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.
In honour of the event, on 27 October 2009, in the Kremlin of Moscow, a ceremonial meeting would take place wherein representatives of the highest public authorities of the Russian Federation, those of foreign constitutional courts and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as representatives of social, scientific and education institutions would participate. Mr. D. Medvedjev, the President of the Russian Federation would also meet chairpersons of constitutional courts.
The conference would summon more than 200 notable lawyers from 54 countries, including Mr. Jean-Paul Costa, President of the European Court of Human Rights, Mr. Nicolas Bratza, the newly-elected President of the European Court of Human Rights, Mr. Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission, and chairpersons of constitutional courts of 48 countries. During the conference, it is planned to discuss problematic issues related to constitutional control and independence of the judicial power.
The history of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federations begins more than 20 years ago. The idea of foundation of the court was regulated in normative acts already on 1 December 1988 when the Constitutional Court Council was created by supplementing Article 125 of the Constitution of the Soviet Union.
Judges of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation were summoned to their first meeting on 30 October 1991.
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