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 Bodies of the Venice Commission (as of 15.12.2016)
 

The President of the Commission - Mr G. Buquicchio (Italy);
Honorary Presidents - Mr P. Paczolay (Hungary); Ms H. Suchocka (Poland)
 
- Vice -Presidents:
  • First Vice-President  - Mr K. Tuori (Finland); as of 11.06.2016
  • Vice-Presidents - Mr Ch. Grabenwarter (Austria) and Ms H. Kjerulf Thorgeirsdottir (Iceland); 
- the Bureau:
 
President –       Mr Gianni Buquicchio (Italy)
1st Vice-President – Mr K. Tuori (Finland)
Vice-President – Mr Christoph Grabenwarter (Austria)
Vice-President – Ms Herdis Kjerulf Thorgeirsdottir (Iceland)
 
Other Bureau members: - Mr Aivars Endzins (Latvia), Mr Gagik Harutyunian (Armenia), Mr I-W. Kang (Republic of Korea), Ms Talia Khabrieva (Russian Federation)
 
 
- the Enlarged Bureau:

 
1. the Bureau;
2. the Chairs of the Sub Commissions :
  • Fundamental Rights - Mr B. Vermeulen (Netherlands) ;
  • Federal State and Regional State - Ms Regina Kiener (Switzerland);
  • International Law - Ms V. Bilkova (Czech Republic);
  • Protection of Minorities - Mr J. Velaers (Belgium);
  • Judiciary - Mr N. Esanu (Republic of Moldova);
  • Democratic Institutions - Mr M. Frendo (Malta);
  • Working methods - Mr R. Clayton (United Kingdom);
  • Latin America - Mr J.J. Romero (Chile); 
  • Mediterranean Basin - Mr G. Jeribi (Tunisia);
  • Rule of law - Mr W. Hoffmann-Riem (Germany);
  • Gender equality - L. Err ( Luxemburg);
  • Co-Chair of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice - Ms J. Omejec (Croatia) [i];
  • Vice-President of the Council for Democratic Elections - Mr Oliver Kask (Estonia).
     
- the Sub Commissions :
  • Fundamental Rights: Chair - Mr B. Vermeulen (Netherlands) ; Vice-Chair -  Mr Nikolas Alivizatos (Greece);
  • Federal State and Regional State: Chair - Ms Regina Kiener (Switzerland); Vice-Chair - Ms S. Cleveland (United States of America) ;
  • International Law: Chair - Ms V. Bilkova (Czech Republic); Vice-Chair - Mr I. Cameron (Sweden);
  • Protection of Minorities: Chair - Mr J. Velaers (Belgium); Vice-Chair - Mr Z.M. Kneževic (Bosnia and Herzegovina);
  • Judiciary: Chair - Mr N. Esanu (Republic of Moldova); Vice-Chair - Mr H. Gstöhl (Liechtenstein);
  • Democratic Institutions: Chair - Mr Michael Frendo (Malta) ; Vice-Chair - Mr D. Meridor (Israel);
  • Working methods: Chair - Mr R. Clayton (United Kingdom); Vice-Chair - Mr R. Barrett (Ireland)
  • Latin America: Chair - Mr J.J. Romero (Chile); Vice-Chair - Mr E. Lewandowski (Brazil);
  • Mediterranean Basin: Chair - Mr G. Jeribi (Tunisia); Vice-Chair - Mr D. Chagnollaud (Monaco);
  • Rule of law: Chair - Mr W. Hoffmann-Riem (Germany);
  • Gender Equality: Chair - Ms L. Err (Luxemburg);
  • Constitutional Justice: Chair - Ms J. Omejec (Croatia).  
 
- the Council for Democratic Elections :
President - Jos WIENEN (Congress of Local and Regional Authorities)
Vice President - Oliver KASK (Venice Commission, Estonia)

        - on behalf of the Venice Commission:
Members
Ms Maria del Carmen ALANIS FIGUEROA
Mr Srdjan DARMANOVIC
Mr Aivars ENDZINS
Mr Oliver KASK

 
Substitute Members
Mr Richard BARRETT
Ms Paloma BIGLINO CAMPOS
Mr Paul CRAIG
Mr Ben VERMEULEN
 
- on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly:
Members
Ms Josette DURRIEU, Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy
Lord Richard BALFE, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
Mr Jordi XUCLA, Monitoring Committee
 
 
Substitute Members
Mr Jean-Claude FRECON, Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy [deceased]
Ms Eka BESELIA, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
Mr Tiny KOX, Monitoring Committee

- on behalf of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (Congress):
Members
Mr Jos WIENEN, Chamber of Local Authorities (Chair)
Mr Stewart DICKSON, Chamber of Regional Authorities
 
Substitute Member
N.N.
 
 
 - the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice:
  • Co-President [i] : Ms J. Omejec (Croatia);
  • Members of the Sub-Commission on Constitutional Justice;
  • Co-President [ii]  : Ms A. Rasson (liaison officer, Constitutional Court of Belgium);
  • 105 liaison officers from 70 Constitutional Courts or Courts with equivalent jurisdiction.

  

- the Scientific Council :
 
Chair: Mr J. Helgesen (Norway);
Vice-Chair: Mr O. Can (Turkey)
  • President and Vice-Presidents of the Commission;
  • Chairs of the Sub-Commissions;
  • Members or substitute members who direct Research Centres on Constitutional, International or Human Rights Law  
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  [i] The chair of the Sub-Commission on Constitutional Justice acts as Co-President of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice.The other co-chair is elected by the liaison officers of the courts.
 [ii] The other co-chair is a liaison officer elected by his/her peers.

 

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