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Belarus - Conference with the Constitutional Court

27/04/2017 - 28/04/2017

Minsk - Conference in cooperation with the Constitutional Court on "The Role of Constitutional review bodies in ensuring the rule of law in rule-making and law-enforcement". This Conference is financed by the Council of Europe / European Union programme : “Programmatic Cooperation Framework in the Eastern Partnership Countries” .
The Vice-President of the Venice Commission as well as the experts invited by the Venice Commission, strongly insisted on the Constitutional Court’s role in upholding human rights, and notably the freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. The Vice-President of the Venice Commission, in her opening speech, also urged the Constitutional Court to revert to the previous practice of accepting individual petitions directly on the basis of the Constitution rather than exercising a priori control of legislation only.
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