The presidents and judges of the constitutional courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia, as well as the representatives and legal experts of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation – IRZ took part in the work of the Conference.
In 2003, the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina launched an initiative to hold regular meetings of the constitutional courts of the region.
The aim of this initiative is to exchange experiences, views and case-law on the application of law in terms of the rule of law, protection of and respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms as well as to establish a professional cooperation with regard to other issues of common interest and value for the constitutional courts of the countries in transition. The initiative was accepted by the constitutional courts of the countries of the region and it has now become a tradition where the regional conferences/round tables are being held regularly, each time on a different theme of common interest.
The today’s Conference, with a large number of notable papers presented on the theme of the Conference and discussions that ensued, enlightened the issue of relationship between tax law and constitutional justice in the countries of the region. In this regard, the Conference is surely another significant contribution to the position, jurisprudence and doctrine of the constitutional courts of the region.
In the course of four conference working sessions, moderated by Mirsad Ćeman, the President of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mato Tadić, the Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zlatko M. Knežević, the Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Dr. Stefan Pürner, Head of Section at the IRZ for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, seven effective and notable presentations/papers covering almost all aspects of the conference theme were presented.
All papers presented at the Conference will be published in the Collection of Conference Papers.