On August 26, 2021, a meeting of the Eurasian Association of Constitutional Review Bodies was held via video conference. It was chaired by the Chairman of the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan Kairat Mami and attended by delegations of the constitutional justice bodies of Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Mr. Schnutz Durr, Secretary-General of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice, attended as a guest.
Opening the event, the Acting Chairman of the Eurasian Association of Constitutional Review Bodies Kairat Mami noted that the Association was developing along an evolutionary path. Through joint efforts, consistent work was being carried out to establish the principles of the rule of law, to exchange experience, and to seek solutions to contemporary challenges.
The members of the organization discussed the main directions of cooperation in the legal sphere, as well as the issues of the Association's participation in the upcoming 5th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice. The delegation of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia, who will host the congress, informed the meeting participants of the preparations for the important international event.
Guntur Hamzah reported that the MKRI had received full support from the President of the Republic of Indonesia, the House of Representatives, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in carrying out all the arrangements for the smooth hosting of the congress. This was followed by a short video of the MKRI’s preparation for the congress, which will take place in 2022.
“We sincerely hope that the upcoming fifth WCCJ Congress in Bali will contribute to creating a roadmap to achieve constitutional justice and global peace through the strategic role of the judiciary,” Guntur said.
The heads of delegations also informed each other about significant events that took place in their countries and their plans for further cooperation. They also offered congratulations on the 30th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Kairat Mami expressed gratitude to the meeting participants for their active engagement, readiness in solving common problems, and invited them to the virtualInternational Symposium on “The Internet Era: The Rule of Law, the Values of Person, the State Independence,” which was scheduled for August 27, 2021.
The Eurasian Association of Constitutional Review Bodies was established in 1997 with the aim of promoting universally recognized constitutional values, maintaining a constant dialogue, and exchanging experience on ensuring the supremacy of the Constitution.