Recent and Current Events

Ukraine – parliamentary elections - Legal assistance to the observation mission of the PACE

25/10/2014 - 27/10/2014
Kyiv - At the request of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Venice Commission ensures legal assistance to the Election Observation Mission of the Assembly in the context of the parliamentary elections of 26 October 2014.

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.

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".

Visit of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights

21/10/2014 - 21/10/2014
Strasbourg - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights judges visited the Council of Europe and met a delegation of the Venice Commission, led by its President, Mr Gianni Buquicchio. The main objective of this meeting was to explore possible ways of cooperation between the Inter-American Court and the Venice Commission . Six out of the seven judges of the Inter-American Court, including its President, Mr Humberto Sierra, as well as its Registrar, Mr Pablo Saavedra, came to Strasbourg on this occasion.

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.

T... read more

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.

Peru - Meeting with the Ministry of Justice

Council of Europe, Strasbourg - A representative of the Ministry of Justice of Peru met with representatives of the Venice Commission during his visit to the Council of Europe. An exchange of views on further cooperation and a discussion on the national programme on the implementation of human rights in Peru took place.

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

Follow the Venice Commission on Twitter @VeniceComm !

You may have difficulty in seeing some documents with the Firefox or Safari browsers. In this case, go down to the end of the page and click on "View in full screen".

Please notify the Venice Commission ( of any other irregularities on the new website.
Thank you!