STUDY VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Delegation of the Constitutional Court of Montenegro, led by
President Mrs Desanka Lopičić, was in a study visit to the United States
(states: New York, Delaware, and Washington DC) in order to exchange
experiences with judges and other state officials of this country.
delegation of the Constitutional Court was received by the President of the
Supreme Court of the United States, Mr John G. Roberts. President Lopičić
during conversation with President Roberts pointed out the essential
characteristics of the Montenegrin legal system and the continental European
model of constitutional judiciary in Montenegro. They emphasized the
important role of constitutional courts or supreme courts which in the
national context play a role of supreme interpreter of the Constitution.
During the visit to the US, delegation of the Constitutional
Court of Montenegro had also exchanged experiences with judges from federal
and state courts, prosecutors and other state officials on important issues
for the efficient legal system.
In New York, the delegation of the Constitutional Court of
Montenegro met with the judge of the United States Court of Appels for the
Second Circuit, Mr. Robert D. Sack.
In the State of Delaware, the delegation met Mr.Charles M.
Oberly, III: U.S. Attorney for District of Delaware and with Mr Paul R.
Wallace, Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. In Dover
Montenegrin delegation attended hearings in cases pending before the Supreme
Court of the State of Delaware. Visit to Dover was completed with a
reception by the Governor of the State of Delaware, Mr Jack A. Markell.
In Washington, the Montenegrin delegation visited D.C. Court
of Appeals and met with the President of this Court Mr Eric T. Washington
and Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby.
Visit to the United States ended with meetings in U.S.
Department of State, with Mr Hoyt Brian Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary in
the Bureau of European and Eurasian affairs and with Mr James A. Walsh
Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law
Visit was organized by US Embassy in Podgorica - Bureau of
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, from April 9th to 18th,
President of the Constitutional Court
with the provisions of Article 6.a of the Law on the Constitutional Court,
at the I session held on 15 January 2014, the Constitutional Court of
Montenegro appointed the judge, Desanka Lopičić, the President of the
Lopičić was elected the judge of the Constitutional Court for the first time
on 23 June 2005. From 10 September to 17 December 2007 she exercised the
powers and duties of an Acting President of the Constitutional Court and
from 2007 to a new election, she acted as a judge substitute to the
President of the Constitutional Court.
27 December, 2013
Elected judges of the Constitutional Court of Montenegro
The Parliament of Montenegro, at the seventh sitting of the
second ordinary (Autumn) session held on 27 December 2013, in the first
round of voting (by two-thirds majority) elected the judges of the
Constitutional Court, Milorad Gogić, Dragoljub Drašković,Ph.D., Miodrag
lličković, Desanka Lopičić, Mevlida Muratović, Hamdija Šarkinović
and Budimir Šćepanović.