Balkans | The Constitutional Court temporarily suspended the issuance of birth certificates with ethnic identity

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Balkans |  The Constitutional Court temporarily suspended the issuance of birth certificates with ethnic identity

The Constitutional Court of North Macedonia temporarily suspended the issuance of ethnic birth certificates.

In a statement on the matter, Constitutional Court spokeswoman Kristina Bilowska said, “The Constitutional Court today decided to initiate a procedure to assess the constitutionality of record-keeping orders and to take interim action, such as a decision to stop execution of forms that are currently being used.” Use phrases.

Bilowska stated that the amendment to the law, which was approved by the Ministry of Justice and provides for ethnic identification in birth certificates, was not submitted to the Constitutional Court within the required deadline. The archive number of May 29, 2023 and published on June 15, 2023 was ignored, which means that the Constitution and Article 52, which provides for a maximum period of seven days, were not respected.

Bilowska stated that the activities related to the implementation of the instructions were suspended until the Constitutional Court takes a final decision on this issue during this period, and she said: “Here I will mention the importance of this basis because the constitution is not a technical matter, but because it is included in that part of the constitution. It is an issue that permeates deeply into Constitutional guarantees of fundamental rights and freedoms. He said.

Although different opinions were expressed in the session, the decision of the Constitutional Court was taken by five votes, that is, by majority.

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