Two-day Albanian-German seminar in Tirana

  • Kujtim Osmani, Secretary General; Prof. Jan Bergmann,  Presiding Judge at the Administrative Court of Stuttgart; Aleksander Toma, Director of Cabinet (from left to right)

    Kujtim Osmani, Secretary General; Prof. Jan Bergmann, Presiding Judge at the Administrative Court of Stuttgart; Aleksander Toma, Director of Cabinet (from left to right)

  • Employees of the Constitutional Court of Albania

    Employees of the Constitutional Court of Albania

  • Employees of the Constitutional Court of Albania

    Employees of the Constitutional Court of Albania

  • Kujtim Osmani, Prof. Jan Bergmann, Elke Wendland (IRZ), Aleksander Toma (from left to right)

    Kujtim Osmani, Prof. Jan Bergmann, Elke Wendland (IRZ), Aleksander Toma (from left to right)

A seminar was held in Tirana on 8 and 9 October 2015 for employees of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Albania. The seminar covered dealing with the media, constitutional process law and protecting human rights.

Professor Jan Bergmann, Presiding Judge at the Administrative Court of Stuttgart, was one of the speakers.

Whilst last year's seminar focussed on the protection of fundamental rights by administrative and constitutional courts according to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, this year's seminar was about encouraging the active handling of the media by the constitutional court. To achieve this, Professor Bergmann outlined the code of practice of the German Federal Constitutional Court.

On a constitutional process level, the seminar also covered legal protection against standards and the current decisions made by the ECJ and the ECtHR, which were the subject of lively discussions amongst participants.

Once again this year, the event was marked by intense dialogue between lecturers and the employees of the constitutional court.