How do constitutional courts in Eastern Partnership countries interact with the legislative and executive powers? How are judges nominated and budgets approved?
The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe co-organised together with the Constitutional Court of the Republic Moldova, a Conference on the “Relations of the Constitutional Court with other public authorities”, to discuss these issues and others, in Chisinau on 24-24 September 2015.
The aim of this Conference was to promote the introduction of individual access to the Constitutional Court and examined how the constitutional courts in Moldova and other Eastern Partnership countries interact with the legislative and executive powers (nomination of judges, budget) and how the courts’ decisions are implemented.
A follow-up to this event would be useful and the Venice Commission has offered its assistance in the preparation of legislation on individual access to the Constitutional Court.
This conference is organised under the European Union and Council of Europe Programmatic Cooperation Framework for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. This Framework is funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.
The Venice Commission is an advisory body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts in the field of constitutional law. It was created in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin wall. The Commission's official name is the European Commission for Democracy through Law, but due to its meeting place in Venice, Italy, where sessions take part four times a year, it is usually referred to as the Venice Commission.