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4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice

THE RULE OF LAW AND CONSTITUTIONAL JUSTICE IN THE MODERN WORLD

Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania, 11-14 September 2017

Links to reports
(this page is being updated as new/revised texts become available, last update 14/10/2017)
 

Monday, 11 September 2017
 

Meetings of the regional and linguistic groups

  • Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa – CCJA, Chair: Mr MOGOENG MOGOENG, Chief Justice, Constitutional Court, South Africa
  •  Ibero-American Conference of Constitutional Justice – CIJC, Chair: Mr Luis Ramón FÁBREGA SÁNCHEZ, Judge, Supreme Court of Justice, Panama
  • Conference of Constitutional Control Organs of the Countries of New Democracy – CCCOCND, Chair: Mr Gagik HARUTYUNYAN, President, Constitutional Court, Armenia
  • Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions – AACC, Chair: Mr Zulkefli AHMAD MAKINUDIN, President, Court of Appeal, Malaysia 
  • Southern African Chief Justices Forum – SACJF and Commonwealth Courts, Co-chairs: Ms Irene Chirwa MAMBILIMA, Chief Justice, Supreme Court, Zambia; Mr Richard WAGNER, Justice, Supreme Court, Canada            
  • Association of Constitutional Courts using the French Language – ACCPUF, Chair: Mr Ulrich MEYER, President, Federal Court, Switzerland     
  • Conference of European Constitutional Courts – CECC, Chair: Mr Jaroslav FENYK, Vice-President, Constitutional Court, Czech Republic
  • Union of Arab Constitutional Courts and Councils – UACCC, Chair: Mr Sghair M'Bareck SAID, President, Constitutional Council, Mauritanie 
  • Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries – CJCPLP, Chair: Mr Fernando Jorge RIBEIRO, Judge, Supreme Court of Justice, Guinea-Bissau

Meeting of the Bureau of the World Conference, Chair: Mr MOGOENG MOGOENG, Chief Justice, Constitutional Court, South Africa
 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
 

 Opening ceremony, Chair: Mr Dainius ŽALIMAS, President, Constitutional Court, Republic of Lithuania

Session 1 – The different concepts of the rule of law (link to video recording of sessions 1-4)

 Session 2 New challenges to the rule of law

2nd General Assembly (Members only), Chair: Mr Dainius ŽALIMAS, President, Constitutional Court, Republic of Lithuania
 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
 

 Session 3 – The law and the state

 Session 4 – The law and the individual


Presentation of the CODICES database, Mr Schnutz Rudolf DÜRR, Secretary General, World Conference on Constitutional Justice

 

Session 5 – Independence of Constitutional Courts – stocktaking (Member Courts only; reports available in the Venice Forum)

  • Chair: Mr Ulrich MEYER, President, Federal Tribunal, Switzerland

  • Key-note presentation: Mr Richard WAGNER, Justice, Supreme Court, Canada

  • Respondent: Mr Domingo Hernández EMPARANZA, Minister, Constitutional Court, Chile

  • Rapporteur: Mr Christian Baptiste Quentin ROGOMBE, Justice, Constitutional Court, Gabon (French)
     

Closing session, Chair: Mr Gianni BUQUICCHIO, President, Venice Commission, Council of Europe

Reports on the sessions by the rapporteurs: (links same as above)

Adoption of the Vilnius Communiqué (English, French)

Closing remarks

 

 

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