14 May 2015 - within the 2015 Law Days and the XVIIth Matica Hrvatska Mostar Days - Mostar Spring 2015, Professor Dr Jasna Omejec, President of the Croatian Constitutional Court, has today addressed the students of the Law Faculty of the University of Mostar.
In her lecture on the role of constitutional judiciary in the processes of transition and Europeanization of Croatian law, she recalled a fundamental role of constitutional courts in the post-communist states, where the constitutional judiciary found itself in the middle of respective national and the European law. She pointed out to confusion in the legislative, and in general, regulative system of our country and to the troubled state of our judiciary chained in the textual or grammatical positivism, as well as to substantial lack of understanding of the Constitutional Court's role given that the Croatian society still fails to accept the fact that the constitutional judiciary supervises the legal frame of the state created by the political power. At the end she emphasised the need for general improvement of political culture and for learning and spreading the awareness of democratic values. She advised the students to build their legal awareness in accordance with European legal standards entailed in their Constitution and to continuously cherish the constitutional values.