Recent and Current Events

101st Plenary Session of the Venice Commission (Venice)

12/12/2014 - 13/12/2014
Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista

Jordan – Workshop with the Constitutional Court

Amman - The Venice Commission is holding with the Constitutional Court of Jordan a workshop on the organisation of a Constitutional Court.
This workshop is intended mainly for the registry of the Constitutional court. It is organized in the framework of the Joint with the EU programme “Support to the Jordanian authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Jordanian justice system”.

Tajikistan – Study visit to the Constitutional court of Romania

05/12/2014 - 06/12/2014
Bucharest - A study visit for judges and staff of the Constitutional court of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Constitutional court of Romania will take place on 5-6 December 2014.

This study visit is a follow-up to the co-operation started last year following a request made by the authorities of Tajikistan to provide a legal opinion on the draft law “On the Constitutional court of the Republic of Tajikistan”.

The participants will be able to exchange experience with the Romanian colleagues. They will also visit the Legislative Council, the Parliament and the University... read more

Russian Federation - IV International Congress of Comparative Law

03/12/2014 - 04/12/2014
Moscow - Mr Evgeni Tanchev, Vice President of the Venice Commission, will participate in the IV International Congress of Comparative Law on "Space and Time in international and national law" organised by the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Ukraine – request for opinion

The Minister of Justice of Ukraine requested the Venice Commission to provide an opinion on a new draft Law on the judicial system and the status of judges.

Republic of Moldova – parliamentary elections - Legal assistance to the observation mission of the PACE

29/11/2014 - 01/12/2014
Chisinau - At the request of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Venice Commission ensures legal assistance to the Election Observation Mission of the Assembly in the context of the parliamentary elections of 30 November 2014.

Montenegro - Constitutional Court

27/11/2014 - 28/11/2014
Budva – The Venice Commission participated in the Conference on "Constitutional protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms". One of the rapporteurs, Ms Wedam Lukic presented the Opinion on the Draft Law on the Constitutional Court of Montenegro, adopted by the Venice Commission at its 100th Plenary Session (Rome, 10-11 October 2014).

Turkey - Individual Application and Protection of Human Rights at national level

27/11/2014 - 28/11/2014
Antalya -The Directorate of Human Rights of the Council of Europe and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey are organising from 27 to 28 November an International Conference on “Individual Application to Constitutional Court as a System to Protect Human Rights at National Level” within the framework of the Council of Europe Project funded by the Human Rights Trust Fund on “Supporting the Individual Application to the Constitutional Court in Turkey”. The President of the VEnice Commission Gianni BUQUICCHIO participates in the conference.

Peru - IX Inter-American meeting of Electoral Management Bodies

24/11/2014 - 25/11/2014
Lima - Upon invitation from the Organisation of American States (OAS) the Venice Commission representatives contribute to the IX Inter-American meeting of Electoral Management Bodies. Among other issues the participants have an exchange of views on such issues as the government's role in the electoral process, the quality of electoral process and strategies for assessing the electoral administration's performance.

This event is co-organised by OAS, the National Jury of Elections of Peru, the National Office of Elections of Peru and “Elections Canada”.

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