The Constitutional Court saves money: Katsarska participates online in the conference in Bali
The President of the Constitutional Court, Dobrila Katsarska, will participate online in the Fifth Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice, which is being held from October 4 to 7 in Bali, Indonesia.
- In view of the economic situation in the Republic of North Macedonia and the austerity measures implemented by the Court, the President Dobrila Katsarska decided on this occasion not to travel with a delegation to the Constitutional Court due to the costs amounting to around 14 thousand euros and the presence of the Congress in Bali was replaced by online participation, the Constitutional Court announced today.
The central theme of the Congress is "Limiting the role of constitutional courts in maintaining peace". At the sessions held, the following issues are discussed in particular: "Basic principles: protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law as a prerequisite for peace"; "Applications to the constitutional courts"; "The independence of constitutional courts (overview)"; and "The Venice Commission Database".
A statement from the Constitutional Court states that the World Conference on Constitutional Justice unites 119 constitutional courts and councils and supreme courts in Africa, America, Asia, Australia/Oceania and Europe. It promotes constitutional justice as constitutional review, including human rights jurisprudence – as a key element for democracy, the protection of human rights and the rule of law.