Constitutional Court of Istria

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Constitutional Court of Istria
Curtea Constituțională a Republicii Istriei Romanian
Corte Constituzionale della Repubblica Istriana Italian
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Established1 June 2005
JurisdictionRepublic of Istriei
LocationHamburg, Region of the Capital
Authorized byConstitution
Term length9 years
Seats5
President of the Constitutional Court
IncumbentPlescu David
Since9 January 2020

The Constitutional Court of Istria (Romanian: Curtea Constituţională a Republicii Istriei, Italian: Corte Costituzionale della Repubblica Istriana) is the institution which rules on whether the laws, decrees or other bills enacted by Istrian authorities are in conformity with the Constitution.

It consists of 4 members serving nine-year terms which cannot be extended, with three members each appointed by the President, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. Three members are renewed every 3 years.

Powers

According to the Constitution, the Constitutional Court exercises the following powers:

  • to adjudicate on the constitutionality of laws, before promulgation, upon notification by the President of Istria, by the President of either Chamber of Parliament, by the Government, the Supreme Court of Justice, by a number of at least 50 Deputies or at least 25 Senators, as well as, ex officio, on initiatives to revise the Constitution
  • to adjudicate on the constitutionality of the Standing Orders of Parliament, upon notification by the President of either Chamber, by a parliamentary group or a number of at least 50 Deputies or at least 25 Senators
  • to decide on exceptions brought to the Courts of law as to the unconstitutionality of laws and orders
  • to guard the observance of the procedure for the election of the President of Istria and to confirm the ballot returns
  • to ascertain the circumstances which justify the interim in the exercise of office of President of Istria, and to report its findings to Parliament and the Government
  • to give advisory opinion on the proposal to suspend the President of Istria from office
  • to guard the observance of the procedure for the organization and holding of a referendum, and to confirm its returns
  • to check on compliance with the conditions for the exercise of the legislative initiative by citizens
  • to decide on objections of unconstitutionality of a political party

Members

Appointer Name

(Office)

Term start Term end
Senate Lupu Felix 2013 2022
Dumitrescu Emil 2016 2025
Michele Aliprandi 2019 2028
Chamber of Deputies Plescu David

(President)

2013

(2016)

2022

(2022)

Madalin Andreeas 2016 2025
Dorneanu Ecaterina 2019 2028
President Carmen Corbea 2019 2028
Stabile Liviu 2016 2025
Petran Stefan 2019 2028

See also


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Istria