In 2018 the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions (BBCJ) shall be chaired by the Constitutional Court of Georgia
From January 1, 2018 the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions (BBCJ) is chaired for a one-year term by the Constitutional Court of Georgia. The CCG took over the presidency of the BBCJ from the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
Under the presidency of the Constitutional Court of Georgia 3rd Congress of the Association is to be held in May 2018 in Tbilisi.
The Association aims at promoting the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as the independence of constitutional courts, implementing rule of law principles, and enhancing the exchange of experience between its members.
The BBCJ Declaration on the establishment of the Association was signed in Vilnius on October 25, 2015 by the Presidents of the Constitutional Courts of Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania and Moldova.
According to this declaration, the constitutional courts of the member States assert their intention to strengthen constitutional justice in their countries; agree to facilitate dialogue on all issues concerning institutional, structural and operational aspects of constitutional jurisdiction; assert their willingness to use in the most efficient way all the responsibilities and opportunities to enlarge and deepen their mutual cooperation in the field of constitutional justice.
The General Assembly and the Secretary General are the organs of the Association through which it carries out its activities.
The aims and functions of the Association, its structure, membership and financial aspects are defined by the Statute.
The Association presidency shall be rotated on the basis of the alphabetical order of the names of the states represented by the members of the Association.