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Ongoing projects

Constitutional Court – Guarantor of the Rule of Law

Donor: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Duration: 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2021

Budget1.510.916,00 MKD

Overall objectiveThe overall objective of this project is to emphasize the importance of the Constitutional court of RNM as a guardian of the rule of law in the country.

Specific objectives

Specific objective 1 – To raise awareness about the Constitutional Court’s performance and to raise awareness and public interest about its impact

Specific objective 2 - To improve data collection through continuous monitoring and analyzing of the work of the Constitutional Court.

Specific objective 3 – To increase the public knowledge of the available mechanisms for protection of the constitutionality and legality of laws and acts, and the constitutionally guaranteed human rights, in front of the Constitutional court.

Activities

  • Preparation of Methodology for monitoring of the work of the Constitutional Court.
  • Monitoring the sessions and the work of the Constitutional Court and data gathering.
  • Publishing quarterly monitoring reports on the work of the Constitutional court.
  • Functional analysis.
  • In-depth analysis for the annual monitoring of the work of the Constitutional court.
  • Organizing three round table meetings with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Organizing round table meeting with Academia
  • Organizing public campaign about the Constitutional court performance.
  • Final conference for presentation of the project results.

Outcomes

  • Increased visibility of the Constitutional Court regarding its jurisdiction and the grounds stipulated in Constitution of the Republic of North Macedonia
  • Increased number of requests for protection of fundamental freedoms and rights
  • Drafted matrix methodology for monitoring the Constitutional Court’s performance.
  • Improved data collection and information of the general public by preparing of quarterly monitoring reports about the Constitutional Court’s performance.
  • Conducted Functional analysis and defined measures to improve efficiency and quality of work of the Constitutional court.
  • Conducted research and prepared in-depth analysis regarding the essence of the work of the Constitutional court and the statistics of their work.
  • Realized successful roundtable meetings with the relevant stakeholders
  • Raised awareness and increased trust in the work of the Constitutional Court

Target group

  • The Constitutional Court
  • CSOs and legal practitioners
  • Academia
  • All citizens of North Macedonia
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