Constitutional Court of Kosovo

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Constitutional Court of Kosovo
Established 2009
Country Republic of Kosovo[a]
Location Pristina
Composition method Legislative & executive selection
Authorized by Constitution
Judge term length 6 years
Number of positions 9
Website http://www.gjk-ks.org
President
Currently Enver Hasani, Ph. D.

The Constitutional Court of Kosovo (Albanian: Gjykata Kushtetuese e Kosovës; Serbian: Ustavni sud Kosova) is the final authority for the interpretation of the Constitution of Kosovo and the compliance of laws in accordance with the constitution.

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo is located in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo.[1]

Composition[edit]

The Constitutional Court is composed of nine judges, appointed by the President of the Republic upon the proposal of the Assembly of Kosovo.

Members of the court are:

  • Enver Hasani (Albanian)
  • Kadri Kryeziu (Albanian)
  • Arta Rama (Albanian)
  • Altay Suroi (Turkish)
  • Ivan Čukalović (Serb)

With international judges:

  • Snezhana Botusharova-Doicheva (Bulgaria)
  • Robert Carolan (U.S.A.)
  • Almiro Simões Rodrigues (Portugal)

Organisation[edit]

Notable decisions[edit]

On 30 March 2011 the Constitutional Court of Kosovo declared that the constitution was broken during the election of Behgjet Pacolli as President.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 107 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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