Recent and Current Events

Armenia - Constitutional Justice

23/10/2014 - 25/10/2014
Yerevan - Conference in co-operation with the Constitutional Court of Armenia and the Conference of Constitutional Control Organs of the Countries of New Democracy (CCCOCND) on the "Constitutional Status of Human Dignity".

Azerbaijan – international conference on the ECHR

23/10/2014 - 24/10/2014
Baku - The Venice Commission participates in an international conference of the Chief Justices of the member States of the Council of Europe on the “Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on national level and the role of national judges”. The Venice Commission will be represented by its Vice-President Ms Herdis Thorgeirsdottir.

Tajikistan – Study visit on mediation to Belgium

18/10/2014 - 21/10/2014
Leuven – A study visit for the members of the Working Group on the draft law on mediation of the Republic of Tajikistan to Leuven and Brussels will take place on 18-21 October 2014.

The participants will be able to learn about the Belgian and European experience in the field of mediation in criminal and civil matters. They will also visit the European Forum for Restorative Justice, Federal Commission for Mediation in family, civil, social and commercial matters at the Ministry of Justice, the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the court of the judicial district of Leuven.

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Montenegro – request for opinion

The authorities of Montenegro requested the Venice Commission to provide an opinion on the draft law on the Special State Prosecutor’s Office in charge of high level corruption issues.

Italy - 100th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission

Rome - the President of Italy, Mr Giorgio Napolitano, met the Enlarged Bureau of the Venice Commission and congratulated it on its achievements.

100th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission

10/10/2014 - 11/10/2014
Rome - The Commission

- Heard introductory addresses made on the occasion of the 100th Plenary Session by:

- Senator Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy
- Mr Cosimo Ferri, Undersecretary of State for Justice, Italy
- Mr Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission
- Mr Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
- Mr Christopher Chope, on behalf of the P... read more

Rome - Fourth Intercultural Workshop - Democracy on Transparency and the Rule of Law

Rome - The Venice Commission and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organising the Fourth Intercultural Workshop on Democracy to be held in Rome on 9 October 2014 on the topic: “Transparency and the Rule of Law as Pre-conditions of Equitable and Sustainable Development”. This event, funded by the Italian authorities, will enable representatives of the authorities and of the civil society of Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon and other Arab countries to debate on this important topic with representatives of the Venice Commission and with Italian and international experts.

Ukraine - Workshop on election disputes resolution

Kyiv - Venice Commission in cooperation with the High Administrative Court of Ukraine organises a Workshop on election disputes resolution.
This activity is part of the Immediate Measures Package for Ukraine in the context of the forthcoming early parliamentary elections of 26 October 2014.
The participants are the judges of the High Administrative Court and 15 judges from regional courts.

Albania - Judiciary

Tirana - participation of the Venice Commission, represented by Mr James Hamilton, in a Round table on “Reforming the judicial system in Albania”.

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