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Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Stanislav Shevchuk attended the Constitutional Court and the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Italy
From 9 to 12 July 2014 judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for International Relations Stanislav Shevchuk took part in a visit to the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Italy in the delegation of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
The purpose of the visit was to study the approaches, techniques and methods of the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Italy to ensure the stability and unity of judicial practice within the justice system and its role in the process of the Supreme Court of Cassation of the Republic of Italy. Special attention was paid to solving issues of jurisdictional conflicts and cooperation between different jurisdictions within national judicial system.
During the visit Stanislav Shevchuk met with a member of the Presidium of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Italy, a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Italy, Dr. Mario Morelli, during which they discussed a number of important issues of bilateral cooperation between the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Italy. In particular, the Italian constitutionalists were informed of the powers of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, the appointment of judges, the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on protection of constitutional rights and freedoms.
Special attention was attracted to the decisions of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in the cases upon the death penalty, holding a local referendum in the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea and compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality) of Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea "On the Declaration of Independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol."
The parties agreed on the need to deepen bilateral contacts, exchange of information, joint colloquia and seminars. Participants expressed their intention to consider the possibility to conclude the Memorandum on cooperation in order to define the principles, forms and directions of further cooperation.
Ukrainian delegation has also been received by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Italy