Solemn academy marking 20 anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, 60 anniversary of the European Convention and the Human Rights Day held in the Croatian Parliament

10 December 2010 - The Croatian Parliament and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia organised a solemn academy to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Croatian Constitution, sixtieth anniversary of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of the Council of Europe and the International Human Rights Day which was held today in the Croatian Parliament. The representatives of the Croatian political, judicial, religious and social power and the diplomatic corps members were addressed by Mr. Luka Bebić, Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Mr. Vladimir Šeks, Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Dr. Mario Jelušić, Judge of the Constitutional Court, Professor Dr. Davor Krapac, Judge of the Constitutional Court and Professor Dr. Jasna Omejec, President of the Constitutional Court.

President Omejec concluded the Academy with the following message: "Childhood and early youth of this Country have been behind us. Croatia has gradually growing up and it is on the right path to secure the preconditions for development of a democratic society grounded on the rule of law and respect for human rights. On that road let us guide our Constitution, and the fundamental values of the constitutional order let be the lighthouses which will provide the light even in the most violent storms, giving us strength and support and directing us in our activities and our decisions".

During the Academy the Collection of selected decisions of the Croatian Constitutional Court was launched, covering 190 decisions dating from 1996 to 2009, classified pursuant to the main competences of the Court and equipped in accordance with contemporary requirements of accessibility and transparency of legal texts.