Constitutional Court rules against govt’s decision

The Constitutional Court of Kosovo ruled that the Government of Kosovo`s measure to restrict the movement of people as a preventive response against the coronavirus is unconstitutional.

"The Court in this ruling specified that it is not its role to assess whether the measures taken by the Government to prevent and fight the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak are adequate and right. Furthermore, the Court emphasizes that the need to take steps and their necessity was not disputed by any party in this case," the ruling states.

"The Court explained that the Government cannot restrict any fundamental right and freedom through decisions if such a limitation of the respective right is not foreseen in an Assembly law. The Government can only implement an Assembly law that restricts a fundamental right or freedom," the Court said further.

The Constitutional Court has set 13 April as the time when the government measure needs to be repealed.