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Meeting on electoral reform in Ukraine

27/01/2015 - 28/01/2015
Strasbourg.- A group of experts from Ukraine met in Strasbourg with the Venice Commission and representatives from the Council of Europe to discuss on the electoral reform in Ukraine.

Albania - Visit by the President of the Venice Commission

26/01/2015 - 28/01/2015
Tirana - The President of the Venice Commission is in Tirana to participate in a conference organised by the Institute of European Studies on the topic :" Venice Commission and Albania, the dynamism of the Albanian legislation to European standards".

Mr Buquicchio will also hold meetings inter alia with the President, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice and several MPs of both the ruling majority and the opposition on the topics of the reform of the judiciary and the "decriminalisation of parliament".

A press conference will take place at on 28 January 13h00 at ... read more

Turkey - Towards a new constitution - Judicial independence, decentralised governance, methodology.

22/01/2015 - 22/01/2015
Ankara - The Venice Commission is organising together with the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) a Roundtable meeting “Towards a new Constitution: Judicial independence, decentralised governance, methodology”. The President of the Venice Commission, Gianni Buquicchio, and the Secretary of the Venice Commission, Thomas Markert, participate in the Roundtable.

Montenegro – request for opinion

24/12/2014
The authorities of Montenegro requested the Venice Commission to provide an opinion on the revised draft law on the Public Prosecution Office and on the revised draft law on the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office in charge of high level corruption issues.

101st Plenary Session of the Venice Commission (Venice)

12/12/2014 - 13/12/2014
The Commission

- Adopted the opinion on the Law on non-governmental organisations (Public Associations and Funds), as amended, of Azerbaijan;

- Adopted the Amicus curiae brief for the Constitutional Court of Georgia on the question of the defamation of the deceased;

- Adopted the Amicus Curiae brief for the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova on certain provisions of the Law on professional integrity testing (anti-corruption law) of the Republic of Moldova concerning, in particular, constitutional court and ordinary court judges;

- Ado... read more

Jordan – Workshop with the Constitutional Court

10/12/2014
Amman - The Venice Commission is holding with the Constitutional Court of Jordan a workshop on the organisation of a Constitutional Court.
This workshop is intended mainly for the registry of the Constitutional court. It is organized in the framework of the Joint with the EU programme “Support to the Jordanian authorities in improving the quality and efficiency of the Jordanian justice system”.

Tajikistan – Study visit to the Constitutional court of Romania

05/12/2014 - 06/12/2014
Bucharest - A study visit for judges and staff of the Constitutional court of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Constitutional court of Romania will take place on 5-6 December 2014.

This study visit is a follow-up to the co-operation started last year following a request made by the authorities of Tajikistan to provide a legal opinion on the draft law “On the Constitutional court of the Republic of Tajikistan”.

The participants will be able to exchange experience with the Romanian colleagues. They will also visit the Legislative Council, the Parliament and the University... read more

Russian Federation - IV International Congress of Comparative Law

03/12/2014 - 04/12/2014
Moscow - Mr Evgeni Tanchev, Vice President of the Venice Commission, will participate in the IV International Congress of Comparative Law on "Space and Time in international and national law" organised by the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Ukraine – request for opinion

03/12/2014
The Minister of Justice of Ukraine requested the Venice Commission to provide an opinion on a new draft Law on the judicial system and the status of judges.

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