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08.06
2017

For the first time ever, the Constitutional Court of Moldova Is Hosting a Congress on Constitutional and European Law

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The Constitutional Court of Moldova (CCM) is hosting on 8-9 June 2017 the XIX International Congress on European and Comparative Constitutional Law, which traditionally takes place in Regensburg, Germany. The Congress represents a platform of scientific and practical discussions, which has been initiated 19 years ago by the full professor of the University of Regensburg, Mr Rainer Arnold. This year, the topic of the Congress is ”Constitutional justice and the evolution of individual rights.”

In his welcome speech, Mr Tudor Panțîru – the President of CCM expressed his gratitude to the loyal organiser of the Congress, Professor Rainer Arnold, who due to his passion for the science of constitutional law contributes to the evolution of academic constitutional doctrine.

The President of CCM underscored that, unlike previous decades, we are now witnessing a dynamic transformation of constitutional law, it becoming an essential leverage in adapting rights to social reality. Thus, constitutional jurisprudence is called upon to play the role of a stabiliser in the relationship between the dominant power and individual rights, precisely through the multiple influences it exercises on current legal and political realities.

At his turn, Professor Rainer Arnold greeted the participants who form ”the great family of constitutional law” which is regularly reuniting within the Congress. The Professor also thanked the Constitutional Court of Moldova for a well-organised approach to carrying out the Congress and underlined the tight cooperation for over 10 years with CCM and the academia of Moldova.

A greeting message was delivered to the audience by Mr Alexandru Tănase, the President of CCM between 2011-2017, initiator of the Congress in the capital of Moldova. Mr Tănase stated that the topic of the Congress is a of a permanently topical one, given the protection of human rights and constitutional justice are key elements in guaranteeing democracy and rule of law. He also expressed his belief that the sessions of the Congress are to provide a significant support for a better understanding of the importance of strengthening of human rights protection mechanisms in states of origin of the participants.

A welcome speech was also addressed by the President of the Constitutional Court of Romania, Mr Valer Dorneanu, who stressed the importance of an ongoing dialogue between constitutional courts; as well as by the Vice President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, Mrs Lali Papiashvili, who underlined the role of the constitutions in ensuring human rights protection.

The event was attended by participants of some 20 states from Europe and Latin America, representatives of constitutional courts, as well as of academia.

The International Congress on European and Comparative Constitutional Law is being organised with the support of the German Foundation of International Legal Cooperation (IRZ).

 
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