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Slovakia

15/12/2001
Adoption of the opinion on the Act of 4 July 2001 on Elections To Bodies of Self-Government Regions and on Amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure of the Slovak Republic

Armenia

15/12/2001
Adoption of the opinion on the ratification of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms under the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia of 1995

Azerbaijan

15/12/2001
Adoption of the Interim Opinion on the Draft Law on the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

15/12/2001
Adoption of the Opinion on the Draft Constitutional Law on Regulation of the Implementation of Human Rights and Freedoms of Azerbaijan

49th Plenary Meeting of the Commission (Venice)

14/12/2001 - 15/12/2001

Mexico - accession

12/12/2001
Accession of Mexico as observer to the Commission

Bosnia and Herzegovina

04/12/2001
Demand for an opinion on the draft Law on Civil Service of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Azerbaijan

29/11/2001 - 30/11/2001
Meetings on the constitutional reform and the draft Law on the Constitutional Court (Strasbourg)

UniDem Campus Trieste

26/11/2001 - 30/11/2001
Seminar on he guarantee of property rights in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, in particular in the context of privatisation and restitution.

Azerbaijan

14/11/2001 - 15/11/2001
Seminar in co-operation with the Constitutional Court on the Law on the Constitutional Court (Baku)

UniDem seminar

09/11/2001 - 10/11/2001
UniDem seminar on "Constitutional implications of accession to the European Union" (Ankara)

Constitutional Justice

05/11/2001 - 06/11/2001
Meeting of liaison officers from constitutional and supreme courts from the Southern African region (Mangochi)

Russia

01/11/2001 - 02/11/2001
Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation - Conference on Constitutional Justice at the Turn of the Century (Moscow)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

20/10/2001
Adoption of the Proposal for a Law on the Merger of the Human Rights Chamber and the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

20/10/2001
Adoption of the Opinion on the Electoral Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ukraine

20/10/2001
Adoption of the Opinion on the Ukrainian Law on Elections of People's Deputies, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 13 September 2001

Yugoslavia

20/10/2001
Adoption of the Interim Report on the Constitutional Situation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Minorities - public international law

20/10/2001
Adoption of the Report on the Preferential Treatment of National Minorities by their Kin-State

48th Plenary Meeting of the Commission (Venice)

19/10/2001 - 20/10/2001

Ukraine

18/10/2001 - 19/10/2001
Celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine - Conference on "Current problems of constitutional jurisdiction: current situation and prospects of development" (Kyiv)

South Africa

12/10/01
Intergovernmental relations winter school programme

South Africa

08/10/2001 - 12/10/2001
Intergovernmental relations Winter School programme

Armenia

05/10/2001 - 06/10/2001
Erevan - VIIe Conférence de Erevan sur la "Protection des Droits de l'Homme par la Cour constitutionnelle".an International Conference was “Guarantees of independence of constitutional justice and influence of decisions of the Constitutional Court on public practice” (Yerevan)

UniDem Campus Trieste

24/09/2001 - 28/09/2001
Seminar on "Control of administrative bodies: judicial control, parliamentary control, the Ombudsman"

Minorities - public international law

18/09/2001
Meeting of a group of rapporteurs from the Venice Commission in order to prepare a report on preferential treatment accorded by one state to citizens of another state who belong to a national minority. The rapporteurs will meet with representatives of the Hungarian and Romanian Governments who requested this report from the Commission (Paris)

Southern Africa

10/08/2001 - 12/08/2001
Colloquium of Constitutional and Supreme Courts of the Southern African Region on the relations between the courts and the public (Willowpark, South Africa)

Slovakia - Member

27/07/2001
Renewal of Mr Jan Klucka's mandate as member of the Commission in respect of Slovakia.

"The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

10/07/2001
The European Union's special representative in Macedonia, François Léotard, has asked for assistance from the Venice Commission in the process of constitutional reform. A Venice Commission representative took part in the expert talks for a political settlement from 4 to 20 July 2001.

Electoral Law

07/07/2001
Adoption of the Guidelines for Constitutional Referendums at National Level

Ukraine

07/07/2001
Adoption of the consolidated opinion on the Ukraine Constitutional Reform Project

Bosnia and Herzegovina

07/07/2001
Adoption of the opinion on the Draft Law on Rights of National Minorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

07/07/2001
Adoption of the opinion on the Draft Law on the Rights of Ethnic and National Communities and Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina,

Croatia

07/07/2001
Adoption of the opinion on the Constitutional Law on the Rights of National Minorities in Croatia

Croatia

07/07/2001
Adoption of the opinion on the Amendments of 9 November 2000 and 28 March 2001 to the Constitution of Croatia

Armenia

06/07/2001 - 07/07/2001
Adoption of the Report on the Revised Constitution of the Republic of Armenia

Switzerland

06/07/2001 - 07/07/2001
Adoption of the Opinion on the Electoral Law of the Tessin Canton

47th Plenary Meeting of the Commission (Venice)

06/07/2001 - 07/07/2001

United Kingdom - liaison officers

26/06/2001
Nomination of Lord Justice Konrad Schiemann and Mr Nick de Marco as liaison officers with the Court of Appeal

UniDem Campus Trieste

11/06/2001 - 15/06/2001
Seminar on the Principle of Non-Discrimination and the Protection by the Public Administration of the Rights of Ethnic, Cultural and Linguistic Minorities

Bosnia and Herzegovina

11/06/2001 - 12/06/2001
Meeting of Venice Commission experts to consider practical issues concerning a possible merger of the Constitutional Court and the Human Rights Chamber (Bled, Slovenia)

Armenia

05/06/2001 - 06/06/2001
Meeting of the Venice Commission Working Group on the Revision of the Constitution of Armenia (Strasbourg)

Ukraine - new liaison officers

05/06/2001
Nomination of Judge Stanislav Yatsenko and Mr Ilia Shevliak, Head of International Relations, as liaison officers with the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Slovakia - new substitute member

31/05/2001
Nomination of Mr Peter Kresak, University Professor as Substitute Member of the Commission

South Africa

30/05/2001 - 01/06/2001
Seminar on the Management of Provincial Government in a Constitutional State (Stellenbosch)

Electoral law

29/05/2001 - 31/05/2001
Participation in "The human dimension seminar on human rights: elections processes" organised by OSCE/ODIHR (Warsaw).

UniDem Campus Trieste

14/05/2001 - 18/05/2001
Seminar on Public Administration and the Individual in the light of the European Convention of Human Rights

Ukraine

10/05/2001 - 11/05/2001
Workshop on "The role of the Constitutional Court in the state and society" organised in co-operation with the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (Kyiev)

Moldova - new members

07/05/2001
Appointment of Mrs Maria Postoico, Member of Parliament, as member of the Commission and of Mr Vasile Rusu, Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Questions, as substitute member of the Commission in respect of Moldova

Constitutional Justice

04/05/2001 - 04/05/2001
18th meeting of the Sub-Commission on Constitutional Justice with the liaison officers from constitutional courts and equivalent bodies (Kosice, Slovak Republic)

Kyrgyzstan

27/04/2001 - 28/04/2001
Seminar on "Economic transition: property rights, restitution, pensions and other issues concerning the constitutional protection of economic rights of citizens" in co-operation with the Constitutional Court of Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek)

Albania

07/04/2001
Training course on electoral disputes at the School of magistrates (Tirana)

Albania

05/04/2001 - 06/04/2001
Seminar on the role of the constitutional Court in settling electoral disputes (Tirana)

Hungary - new substitute member

29/03/2001
Appointment of Mr Péter Paczolay, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary, as substitute member of the Commission

Bosnia and Herzegovina

26/03/2001 - 27/03/2001
Meeting on the Merger of the Chamber of Human Rights and the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Paris)

Denmark - new member

23/03/2001
Appointment of Mr Henrik Zahle, Judge at the Danish Supreme Court, as member of the Commission

Georgia

19/03/2001
Request for an opinion on the draft amendments to the Constitution and the draft constitutional agreement between the State and the Orthodox Church

Political Parties

10/03/2001
Adoption of the guidelines on the financing of political parties

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Constitutional Justice

10/03/2001
Adoption of the summary report on the decisions of constitutional courts and the execution thereof

Autonomous territories of Palestine

10/03/2001
Adoption of the report on the legal regime of the autonomous territories of Palestine and decided to forward it to the Parliamentary Assembly

Bosnia and Herzegovina

10/03/2001
Adoption of the opinion on the implications of Partial Decision III of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Case U 5/98 on the Issue of the "Constituent Peoples"

Bosnia and Herzegovina

10/03/2001
Adoption of the Memorandum on the Organic Law on the Institution of the Ombudsman of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Armenia

10/03/2001
Request by the Armenian Parliament for an opinion on the draft Law on Political parties

46th Plenary Meeting of the Commission (Venice)

09/03/2001 - 10/03/2001

Kosovo

06/03/2001
First meeting of the UNMIK Working Group with the participation of the Venice Commission (Messrs. Matthew Russell and Thomas Markert to rotate) on the interim Legal Framework which will define provisional self-government for Kosovo, as foreseen in UN SCR 1244(1999)

Kosovo

06/03/2001 - 11/03/2001
At the request of Mr Hans Haekkerup, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Kosovo, the Venice Commission takes part in the Joint Working Group for the preparation of the Interim Legal Framework in Kosovo. The Working Group, composed of representatives of UNMIK and of the local political forces, is preparing a text defining the powers of the institutions of self-government in Kosovo following the elections foreseen in autumn 2001.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

06/03/2001
The international Task Force on the implementation of the decision of the Constitutional Court on the issue of the constituent peoples, composed of representatives of OHR, OSCE and the Venice Commission, issued its recommendations. In its report it asks for wide-ranging constitutional and legislative changes in both Entities.

Albania

22/02/2001
Request by the Albanian Parliament for an opinion on the Draft Law on the Parliamentary Investigation Commissions

Azerbaijan

19/02/2001
Azerbaijan becomes full member of the Venice Commission. Mr. Khanlar Hajiyev, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan, appointed member of the Commission

Greece

14/02/2001
Nomination of Mr Dimitri Constas as substitute member of the Commission in respect of Greece

Armenia

13/02/2001 - 14/02/2001
Third meeting of the Working Group on the revision of the Constitution of Armenia (Paris)

Seminar on state-legal aspects of the settlement of the conflict in Abkhazia (Pitsunda)

12/02/2001 - 13/02/2001
Organised in co-operation with the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Mission to Georgia and with the support of OSCE - in Sukhumi, the capital of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia

Armenia

09/02/2001 - 10/02/2001
Roundtable on the amendments to the Electoral Code of Armenia (Yerevan). Discussion of amendments to the Electoral Code. Organised on the initiative of the OSCE. Participation of the Constitutional Court of Armenia, representatives of the political parties, NGOs, ODIHR, UNDP and IFES.

Yugoslavia

09/02/2001
Nomination of Mr. Vojin Dimitrijevic as associate member and Mr Vladimir Djeric as substitute associate member of the Commission in respect of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Ukraine -

02/02/2001
Nomination of Ms Suzanna Stanik, Minister of Justice, as Member of the Commission in respect of Ukraine. Nomination of Mr Volodymyr Vassylenko, Ambassador of Ukraine in the United Kingdom, as Substitute Member.

Yugoslavia

01/02/2001
Decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to accept the request by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to participate in the activities of the Venice Commission as an associate member

Croatia - Member

31/01/2001
Reappointment of Mr Stanko Nick as member of the Commission in respect of Croatia.

Seminar

29/01/2001 - 31/01/2001
Participation in "The human dimension seminar on human rights: election processes" organised by OSCE/ODIHR (Warsaw)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

12/01/2001
Meeting on the revision of the Organic Law on the Ombudsmen of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Strasbourg)

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

11/01/2001 - 12/01/2001
Meeting on the Law on Minorities of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Belgrade)

Croatia

04/01/2001 - 05/01/2001
2nd meeting of the Working Group on the Draft Constitutional Law on Rights of National Minorities in the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb)

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