A round table, mediated by the IRZ, was held on the morning of 29 November 2016 between members of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo, followed in the afternoon by lectures at the Law Faculty of the University of Pristina.

The IRZ were once again able to attract Professor Rainer Arnold from the University of Regensburg and Nevila Saja, MA graduate from the University of Regensburg, to both events.

The German guests were warmly welcomed to the Constitutional Court of Kosovo by its President, Arta Rama-Hajrizi, her deputy, judge Ivan Cukalovic, and judge Selvete Gerxhaliu. The informal round table discussions served mainly to exchange thoughts and sound out topics concerning the continuation of the until now very successful cooperation between the IRZ and the Constitutional Court of Kosovo.

In the afternoon, there followed lectures for masters students at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pristina. Having been welcomed by the Dean of the faculty, Professor Dr. Haxhi Gashi, and the Vice-Dean, Professor Iliriana Islami, Professor Arnold began the series of lectures on the subject “Common Tendencies of Constitutional Law in Europe”. This was followed by a lecture on the “Integration of refugees in Germany – current situation and perspectives” by Nevila Saja. The students showed a keen interest in the lectures, making their own contributions and asking questions. The afternoon for masters students was moderated by Professor Enver Hasani, former president of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo.

To continue the successful and valuable cooperation, various bilateral measures are also planned for 2017 with these established partners of the IRZ.