The Constitutional Court endeavours to inform the public of its mode of operation, its proceedings and rulings, as well as the reasons that have led to these rulings. Such knowledge is a prerequisite for the acceptance of the Court’s rulings. This acceptance of decisions taken at federal level is crucial for the functioning of a democracy.
The media play a central role in this respect. By informing the public about the Constitutional Court and its rulings, the media disseminate knowledge about the constitutional control function of the Court.
Therefore, the Constitutional Court employs a media spokesperson to communicate information to the public. She serves as the first point of contact for journalists, who need to be provided with timely and comprehensive information on the Constitutional Court. As spokesperson of the Court, she issues official statements to the public. The spokesperson of the Court can also be found on Twitter. You can find her tweets here @OeVfGH.
Please bear in mind that the media spokesperson only answers enquiries by media representatives.
Telephone: +43 (1) 53 122 1016