Delegation of the Croatian Constitutional Court in an official visit to the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany

20 May 2013 - A four-member delegation of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia led by President, Professor Dr Jasna Omejec, paid an official working visit to the German Federal Constitutional Court upon the invitation of its President, Professor Dr. Andreas Voßkuhle, from 15 to 17 May 2013. The Croatian delegation also included Judge Snježana Bagić, Vice-president, Judge Slavica Banić and Judge Professor Dr Davor Krapac. 

The German and Croatian Constitutional Court judges held two separate sessions where they discussed, among other things, the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and the necessity of a dialog between this Court and the national Constitutional Courts as well as the preliminary procedure of the EU Court of Justice and the role of the Constitutional Courts in this procedure. They also talked about the plea bargain procedure in the legal systems of the two countries. Presentation of the most important recent decisions of both Courts enabled the judges to exchange their rich experience based on the respective case-law.

In the course of the visit the Croatian delegation was also received by the Mayor of the City of Speyer Mr. Hansjörg Eger. The meeting of judges were also attended by H.E. Miro Kovač, Croatian Ambassador in Germany.