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Belgium - Constitutional Justice

Brussels - The Commission will participate in the 30th anniversary celebration of the Belgian Constitutional Court (formerly Court of Arbitration).

Tirana - Roundtable on the rules of procedure of the Central Electoral Commission

An expert of the Venice Commission takes part in a technical roundtable on the rules of procedure of the Central Electoral Commission.

Tunis - Hearing at the Parliament of Tunisia

Tunis - A delegation of the Venice Commission headed by Mr Guido Neppi Modona, Substitute member of the Venice Commission, will participate in an exchange of views with the Parliament of Tunisia on the High Judicial Council.

Belgium - Electoral issues - 12th European Conference of the Electoral Management Bodies

30/03/2015 - 31/03/2015
Brussels – The role of electoral management bodies in ensuring neutrality, impartiality and transparency in elections will be the focus of an international conference taking place in the Palais d’Egmont, Brussels, Belgium, on 30-31 March 2015.

More than 160 participants, representatives of 60 countries and several international institutions – including chairs and members of central electoral commissions and administrations from Europe and beyond – will exchange on the standards for neutral, impartial and transparent elections and good practices addressing the functioning of electo... read more

Tunisia – Grand republican march against terrorism

Tunis – The President of the Venice Commission Mr Gianni Buquicchio is invited along with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Mr Thorbjørn Jagland and the President of the PACE Ms Anne Brasseur, to take part in a grand republican march against terrorism. This event will take place at midday on Sunday 29 March 2015 in Tunis and will be led by the President of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr Beji Caid Essebsi.

French Speaking Courts - Constitutional Justice correspondents

26/03/2015 - 27/03/2015
Strasbourg - The Venice Commission together with the Association of Constitutional Courts using the French Language (ACCPUF) is organising a training seminar for the ACCPUF correspondents on how to use and feed the CODICES database as well as the Venice Forum.

Electoral Integrity and Regional Cooperation - 2nd International Conference - Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania

25/03/2015 - 26/03/2015
Bucharest – A member of the Venice Commission takes part in the 2nd International Conference of the Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania, on “Electoral Integrity and Regional Cooperation”. He delivers a report on “International and European Standards on Integrity of Elections”.

Republic of Moldova - Conference on electoral issues

23/03/2015 - 24/03/2015
Chisinau - The Venice Commission participated in a conference organised as a follow-up to the parliamentary elections of November 2014.

Kuwait - Union of Arab Constitutional Courts and Councils

Kuwait - The Union of Arab Constitutional Courts and Councils (UACCC) held its bi-annual symposium in Kuwait. The President of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo represented the Venice Commission in the meeting.

World Conference on Constitutional Justice - Bureau

Venice - The World Conference on Constitutional Justice, which has 95 member Courts, held the 9th meeting of its Bureau in Venice. Following the congresses in Cape Town (2009), Rio de Janeiro (2011) and Seoul (2014), the Bureau accepted the candidacy of the Constitutional Court of Lithuania to host the 4th Congress in Vilnius in 2017. The Bureau also examined the financial report and discussed activities in between the congresses. The regional and linguistic groups of Courts represented in the Bureau informed the participants about the programme of activities of their respective groups.

102nd Plenary Session of the Venice Commission (Venice) - Constitutional amendments necessary for effective justice reform in Ukraine

20/03/2015 - 21/03/2015
Scuola San Giovanni Evangelista - An opinion issued today by the Venice Commission, states that the main obstacles to ensuring an independent judiciary in Ukraine lie in constitutional provisions.

Even though Ukraine is facing a particularly trying time, the issue of ensuring an independent judiciary is essential for a more democratic future of the country, experts said in the plenary.

The Law on the Judicial System and the Status of Judges is rooted in the existing constitution, which prevents fundamental changes in the judicial system, said experts from the Venice C... read more
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