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117th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

14/12/2018 - 15/12/2018
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

116th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

19/10/2018 - 20/10/2018
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Azerbaijan - constitutional justice

05/07/2018
Baku – Conference on “The state governed by the rule of law and constitutional justice: values and priorities” at the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan.

Joint Council on Constitutional Justice

26/06/2018 - 27/06/2018
Lausanne - 17th meeting of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice of the Venice Commission.

115th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

22/06/2018 - 23/06/2018
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Conference of European Constitutional Courts

13/06/2018 - 14/06/2018
Prague – Preparatory meeting of the Circle of Presidents for the XVIIIth Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts.

  CECC

Constitutional Justice - Latvia

24/05/2018 - 25/05/2018
Riga - The Constitutional Court of Latvia will organise the international conference on "The Role of the Constitutional Courts in the Globalized World of the 21st Century".

Ibero-American Conference of Constitutional Justice (CIJC)

05/2018
Panama - XIIth Ibero-American Conference of Constitutional Justice.

  CIJC

2nd Scientific Electoral Experts Debates - Equal suffrage

03/05/2018 - 04/05/2018
Sinaia, Romania - the Second Scientific Electoral Experts Debates co-organised by the Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania (PEA) and the Venice Commission, will take place on 3-4 May 2018 in Sinaia. The theme of this event is “Equal Suffrage”.

On this occasion, the “Electoral Expert Review”, published by the Permanent Electoral Authority (PEA), invites stakeholders and those interested to contribute in publishing scientific articles related to the theme of the Second Scientific Electoral Experts Debates: “Equal suffrage”. Deadline for submitting the proposal for articles in En... read more

Slovakia - Constitutional Justice

11/04/2018
Košice - The Constitutional Court of Slovakia will organise an international conference on "Constitutional Justice - Challenges and Perspectives" at the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

Constitutional justice - Union of Arab Constitutional Courts and Councils

04/2018
Cairo - The Union of Arab Constitutional Courts and Councils will hold a Symposium on “Latest development in Arab world: experiences of the Arab constitutional judiciary in the field of the right to Equality, religious and cultural freedom”.

World Conference on Constitutional Justice

17/03/2018
Venice - 13th meeting of the Bureau of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice.

114th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

16/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CJCPLP)

02/2018
Bissau - Seminar of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CJCPLP).

Study visit of ELSA at the Council of Europe

24/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
Strasbourg - The Venice Commission hosts at the Council of Europe a study visit of a group from the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) at the occasion of the Winter Session of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly. Members of the Secretariat of the Venice Commission will introduce the work of the Commission in its role of constitutional assistance to member states.

Request for opinion – PACE – Romania

15/01/2018
Paris – the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 12 December 2017 decided to request the Venice Commission’s opinion on compatibility of the Romanian draft legislation on NGOs (draft law 140/2017 amending Decree 26/2000 on Associations and Foundations) with international standards on human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Second Scientific Electoral Experts Debates: „Equal Suffrage” - Call for papers - Electoral Expert Review - Deadline for submitting proposals 25th of March 2018.

12/01/2018
Sinaia, Romania - The Electoral Expert Review, published by the Permanent Electoral Authority (PEA), invites stakeholders and those interested to contribute in publishing scientific articles that have not been or are not published in other journals, reviews or scientific symposium volumes, related to the theme of the Second Scientific Electoral Experts Debates: “Equal Suffrage”, co-organised by the PEA and the Venice Commission, which will take place on 3-4 May 2018 in Sinaia.

Deadline for submitting the proposal for articles in English, French or Romanian is 25 March 2018.

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

10/01/2018 - 11/01/2018
Belgrade - A delegation of the Venice Commission is meeting on 10 and 11 January with the Minister of Justice, the Republic Public Prosecutor, representatives of the Ministry of European Integration and the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society as well as the academic community with a view to discussing the upcoming constitutional changes. This is the second visit to the Republic of Serbia to provide recommendations to the Ministry of Justice with respect to drafting the relevant constitutional amendments in the field of the judiciary.

This activity is taking place in the fram... read more

Requests for opinions - Republic of Moldova

10/01/2018
Mr Nicolae Eșanu, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova, has requested two opinions of the Venice Commission: one on a draft law amending Article 42 of the Constitution, concerning the freedom of association, and another on the Draft Law on the modification and completion of the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova concerning the organisation of the judiciary. The two opinions will be submitted for adoption at the 114th Plenary meeting of the Commission in March 2018.

Obituary – Mr Bogusław Banaszak, member of the Venice Commission in respect of Poland

09/01/2018
Warsaw - The Venice Commission is saddened by the sudden death of its Polish member, Professor Bogusław Banaszak.
He was a widely recognised expert in constitutional law and a valuable member of the Venice Commission.
At its next plenary session, the Venice Commission will hold a minute of silence in his memory.

Request for opinion – “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

08/01/2018
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" requested the Venice Commission’s opinion on the draft law on prevention and protection against discrimination.
The draft opinion will be on the agenda of March 2018 session of the Commission.

Role of administrative courts in electoral disputes – international conference

08/01/2018 - 09/01/2018
Cairo – The Venice Commission participates in an international conference on the “Role of administrative courts in electoral disputes”, organised by the Arab Union of Administrative Justice.
Experts from Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Lebanon, Mauritania, Sudan, Bahrain and France address the issue of electoral disputes before the administrative judges from the courts members of the Union.

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