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Study visit to the Council of Europe from the Kyrgyz Republic

12/12/2017 - 15/12/2017
Strasbourg – A study visit for representatives of Presidential Administration, Parliament, Central Election Commission, State Registration Service, MFA, Committee on Information and Technologies and representatives from NGOs from the Kyrgyz Republic to the Council of Europe will take place on 12-15 December 2017. The participants will be able to follow closely the work of the Venice Commission, the Parliamentary Assembly, judges and lawyers of the EctHR and other bodies and services of the Council of Europe.

During the seminar organised on 14 December the participants will learn ab... read more

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe – Elections

10/12/2017
Venice - Following the proposals made by the Committee of Wise Persons, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe on 10 December 2017 elected for a term of two years:

• Mr G. Buquicchio (Italy) as President (re-elected);
• Ms H. Kjerulf Thorgeirsdottir (Iceland) as First Vice-President;
• Ms V. Bílková (Czech Republic) and Mr M. Frendo (Malta) as Vice-Presidents;
• Ms C. Bazy-Malaurie (France), Mr J. M. Castella Andreu (Spain), Mr I-W. Kang (Republic of Korea) and Ms T. Khabrieva (Russian Federation), as members of the Bureau;

113th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

08/12/2017 - 09/12/2017
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

List of Constitutional and Legal Principles on Ombudsman Institutions - Meeting of the Working Group

06/12/2017
Venice - This is the second meeting of the Working Group following the decision taken at 111th Plenary session of the Venice Commission to draft the List of Constitutional and Legal Principles on Ombudsman Institutions.

Serbia - Assistance to the Ministry of Justice for the constitutional reform in the field of the judiciary

28/11/2017 - 30/11/2017
Belgrade - An expert of the Venice Commission is in Belgrade on 27 November to provide recommendations to the Ministry of Justice with respect to drafting constitutional amendments in the field of the judiciary. The expert will meet with the Minister of Justice, the Director of the Judicial Academy, and other relevant national authorities as well as representatives of the Civil Society Organisations.

This activity is 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 ... read more

Ukraine - Electoral training dedicated to election dispute resolution

28/11/2017 - 29/11/2017
Seminar for national administrative judges on “Election Dispute Resolution: international standards, the ECHR case law and national court practice in Ukraine” will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine on 28 November 2017.

The main aim of the seminar is to discuss problems which national judges face during consideration of election disputes, in particular, considering the latest experience during electoral process related to 29 October local elections in newly amalgamated communities; to conduct a brainstorming on the issues which should be covered by the future permanent training course for... read more

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Long-term legal assistance to the State Election Commission - 28/08 - 24/11/2017

27/11/2017
Skopje – The Venice Commission provided a long-term legal assistance to the State Election Commission with a view to the good administration of the 2017 October local elections.

This activity falls in the framework of 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.

Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CJCA)

25/11/2017 - 27/11/2017
Algiers - Scientific Seminar of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa, co-organised with the Constitutional Council of Algeria, on "Access of individuals to constitutional justice".

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Parliamentarians and Mediators, actors of good governance – international conference

23/11/2017 - 24/11/2017
Tunis – The Venice Commission co-organised and contributed to the first joint Conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie and the Association of Ombudsman and Mediators of the Francophonie, on the subject : “Parliamentarians and Mediators, actors of good governance“. More than fifty participants exchanged their views on the relationships between Parliaments and Ombudsmen and the reinforcement of their co-operation.

This activity is financed by the Programme Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean funded by the European Union and imp... read more

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