The delegation of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine participated in professional talks on processing constitutional complaints

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The delegation of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine participated in professional talks on processing constitutional complaints

 

The delegation of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, composed of judge Oleksandr Tupytskyi, First Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Larysa Biriuk and employees of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine took part in professional talks with German colleagues on processing constitutional complaints, which took place on February 5-9, 2017 in Karlsruhe and Heidelberg (Germany) and Strasbourg (France).

The visit was organised by the German Foundation for International Legal Co-operation (IRZ), which has been traditionally promoting Ukrainian-German meetings on constitutional and legal issues.

During the visit to the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany the delegation met with the judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany Sibylle Kessal-Wulf, government director Astrid Hermann, research advisor at the Federal Constitutional Court, senior government advisor Sanaz Moradi Karkaj, judge of the Administrative Court Thomas Jacob and representatives of the Department of Protocol of the Federal Constitutional Court Margaret Boeckel and Daniela Mueller.

During the first working meeting with participation of a judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany Sibylle Kessal-Wulf the parties discussed the specific features of the functioning of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany as well as the processing of the constitutional complaints by the staff of the Federal Constitutional Court and appeals which are not constitutional complaints, publications of constitutional complaints on the website of the Court, сommunication of the Federal Constitutional Court with citizens and others.

During the second working meeting the Ukrainian delegation got acquainted with the general registry of the Federal Constitutional Court, the work of structural units of the Federal Constitutional Court and research advisors of judges and made a tour around the premises of the Court.

Experts of the Federal Constitutional Court, including prosecutors Jörg Burmaister and Wolfram Nettersheim, Judge of the Administrative Court Thomas Jakob, judge of the land court in social affairs Rainer Kallert, Head of the Department of Protocol of the Federal Constitutional Court Margaret Boeckel shared their experience with Ukrainian colleagues.

The Ukrainian delegation also made a study visit to the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, where they met with a scientific research officer of the Institute Matthias Hartwig. During the meeting, they discussed the meaning of constitutional complaints in the legal state, the role of research advisers of the Federal Constitutional Court and the organisation of their work.

On February 8, the delegation of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine visited the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, where it attended one of its sessions.

Furthermore, the delegation met the Ukrainian research advisor to the European Court of Human Rights Dmytro Tretyakov, and discussed, among other things, the mandate and structure of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the powers of ECHR research advisors, and the case-law of the Court.

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