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109th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

09/12/2016 - 10/12/2016
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

"The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" - Early parliamentary elections - Legal assistance to the observation mission of the PACE

09/12/2016 - 12/12/2016
Skopje - A delegation of the Venice Commission accompanies the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) delegation to advise on the legal framework of the early parliamentary elections scheduled on 11 December 2016 in "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia". The PACE delegation is to observe the opening, voting and counting processes of the early parliamentary elections.

Turkey - request for an opinion on the measures provided in the recent emergency decree-laws with respect to the freedom of the media.

02/12/2016 - 08/03/2017
At the request of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of PACE, the Venice Commission will prepare an opinion on the effects on the freedom of the media of the recent measures taken within the state of emergency. The opinion will be presented at the March 2017 Plenary Session in Venice.

EU and OSCE/ODIHR Election observation missions – follow-up to the recommendations

28/11/2016
Brussels - The Venice Commission is invited to participate in a meeting on the follow-up to EU and OSCE/ODIHR election observation missions, organised by EODS (Election Observation and Democratic Support, European Commission).

Ombudsmen and Mediators of the Mediterranean – 18th Training session of the Mediators members of AOM and AOMF

22/11/2016 - 24/11/2016
Rabat - The Venice Commission contributes to a training session for collaborators of the mediator institutions, members of the AOMF (Association of Ombudsmen and Mediators of Francophonie) and the AOM (Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen). This event is organised by the Training and Mediation Exchange Center of Rabat and the Mediator Institution of the Kingdom of Morocco. The general subject of the session is “The Ombudsmen’s role in the protection of the rights of children on the move during their migratory journey”.

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Armenia – forthcoming opinion – visit to the country

21/11/2016 - 22/11/2016
Yerevan, Armenia – A delegation of the Venice Commission will be travelling to Yerevan on 21-22 November 2016 to discuss the new draft law on the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia.
The relevant draft opinion is on the agenda of the December plenary session of the Venice Commission.

WCCJ - World Conference on Constitutional Justice - Namibia

21/11/2016
The Supreme Court of Justice of Namibia joined the World Conference on Constitutional Justice, which now has 102 members.

Ukraine – forthcoming opinion – visit to the country

16/11/2016
Kyiv – A delegation of the Venice Commission is visiting the country to exchange views with the national authorities with regard to the new draft law on the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The visit takes place in the framework of the preparation of the draft opinion on the above-mentioned draft law, requested by the President Poroshenko on 7 October 2016. The relevant draft opinion is on the agenda of the December 2016 plenary session of the Commission.

This activity falls in the framework of the Action Plan for Ukraine of the Council of Europe.

Armenia – forthcoming opinion – visit to the country

14/11/2016 - 15/11/2016
Yerevan – A delegation of the Venice Commission, together with representatives of the OSCE/ODIHR, will travel to Yerevan on 14 and 15 November to discuss the new draft law on political parties.
The relevant draft opinion is on the agenda of the December plenary session of the Commission.

This activity falls in the framework of the Programmatic Co-operation Framework (PCF) for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.

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