Recent and Current Events
28/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
Batumi - The Conference of European Constitutional Courts will hold its XVIIth Congress on the topic "Role of Constitutional Courts in upholding and applying Constitutional Principles".
27/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
Bishkek – In the framework of the project “Support to Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic” experts of the Venice Commission will participate in several activities from 27 to 30 June 2017. The first activity for political parties will deal with campaigning and electoral dispute resolution co-organised with IFES in light of the Presidential elections on 15 October 2017.
Together with OSCE Programme office a needs assessment visit will be held to meet with a wide range of stakeholders in this area and to discuss possible co-operation in the framew... read more
24/06/2017 - 26/06/2017
Tirana - A delegation of the Venice Commission accompanies the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) delegation to advise on the legal framework of the parliamentary elections of 25 June 2017 in Albania. The PACE delegation is to observe the opening, voting and counting processes of the early parliamentary elections.
Council of Europe, Strasbourg - The President of the Venice Commission, Mr Gianni Buquicchio, presented the annual report of activities of the Commission in 2016. The presentation was followed by an exchange of views with the Ambassadors of the Member States of the Council of Europe.
19/06/2017 - 20/06/2017
Warsaw – The Venice Commission participates in discussions on the drafts of two new election-related publications: Handbook on Observing and Promoting the Electoral Participation of Persons with Disabilities and Guidelines on the Role of Public Security Providers in Elections. The event is facilitated by the OSCE/ODIHR. The participants include international experts as well as representatives from civil society and international organisations.
111th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe
16/06/2017 - 17/06/2017
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista
Exchange of letters between Mr Carles Puigdemont, President of the Government of Catalonia, Spain, and Mr Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe.
Strasbourg, Council of Europe - The Venice Commission has issued its Preliminary Opinion on the draft law of Hungary on the transparency of organisations receiving support from abroad.
It will be submitted to the Venice Commission for endorsement at the next Plenary Session (Venice, 16-17 June 2017).
30/05/2017 - 01/06/2017
Skopje – An expert of the Venice Commission participates in several meetings in the electoral field in Skopje from 30 May to 1 June. The meetings are taking place in the framework of a workshop organised by the State Election Commission in cooperation with the Venice Commission, the OSCE and the IFES. The workshop is partially financed by the "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey", a Joint Programme funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.
This workshop on electoral dispute resolution is aimed at fostering... read more