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Members of the Venice Commission

Member

Albania

  • Ms Elira KOKONA (Substitute member)
    Deputy Secretary General, Council of Ministers of Albania

Algeria

Andorra

  • Mr Pere VILANOVA TRIAS
    Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Constitutional Law, University of Barcelona

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

  • Mr Warren NEWMAN
    Senior General Counsel, Constitutional Law, Department of Justice

Chile

Costa Rica

Croatia

  • Ms Jasna OMEJEĆ
    Professor of Administrative Law, Law Faculty, University of Zagreb
  • Ms Sanja BARIĆ (Substitute member)
    Professor of Constitutional Law, Law Faculty, University of Rijeka

Cyprus

Czechia

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

  • Mr Tuomas OJANEN
    Professor of Constitutional Law, Law Faculty, University of Helsinki
  • Mr Janne SALMINEN (Substitute member)
    Full Professor of Public Law, Vice Dean of the Public Law Faculty, University of Turku

France

Georgia

  • Mr Mindia UGREKHELIDZE
    Former judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Professor, Head of the Department for Legal Studies, Caucasus International University

Germany

  • Ms Angelika NUSSBERGER
    Former Vice-President of the Venice Commission, Former Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor, University of Cologne, Director, Institute for Eastern European Law
  • Mr Andreas PAULUS (Substitute member)
    Fmr. Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court, Director, Institute of International and European Law, University of Göttingen

Greece

Hungary

  • Mr András Zs. VARGA
    President of Kúria (Supreme Court of Hungary), Professor, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Pázmány Péter Catholic University
  • Mr András MÁZI (Substitute member)
    Deputy State Secretary for Coordination, Ministry of Justice

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

  • Mr Dan MERIDOR
    Lawyer, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice
  • Mr Barak MEDINA (Substitute member)
    Dean, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Italy

  • Ms Marta CARTABIA
    Vice-President of the Venice Commission, Former Minister of Justice, Former President, Constitutional Court
  • Mr Cesare PINELLI (Substitute member)
    Head of the Public Law Section, Legal Science Department, "La Sapienza" University

Kazakhstan

Korea, Republic

Kosovo

  • Mr Qerim QERIMI
    Professor, Law Faculty, University of Pristina
  • Mr Kushtrim ISTREFI (Substitute member)
    Assistant Professor of Human Rights Law and Public International Law, the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University

Kyrgyzstan

  • Mr Aiaz BAETOV
    Minister of Justice
  • Mr Murat UKUSHEV (Substitute member)
    Head of Legal Support Department, Administration of the President of the Republic

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

  • Mr Michael FRENDO
    Former Vice-President of the Venice Commission, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives

Mexico

Moldova, Republic of

  • Ms Domnica MANOLE
    President, Constitutional Court
  • Ms Olesea STAMATE (Substitute member)
    MP, Chair of the Committee for Legal Affairs, Immunities and Appointments, Parliament

Monaco

  • M. Bertrand MATHIEU
    Professor, Faculty of Law, Sorbonne-University Paris I, Senior Member of the Council of State, Vice-President of IACL
  • M. Christophe SOSSO (Substitute member)
    Defence Lawyer, Court of Appeal

Montenegro

  • Mr Srdjan DARMANOVIĆ
    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Montenegro
  • Mr Zoran PAZIN (Substitute member)
    Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice

Morocco

Netherlands

  • Mr Martin KUIJER
    Vice-President of the Venice Commission, Judge, Supreme Court
  • Ms Janneke GERARDS (Substitute member)
    Professor, Institute of Constitutional, Administrative Law and Legal Theory, Utrecht University School of Law

North Macedonia

  • Ms Renata DESKOSKA
    Professor of Constitutional Law, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Law Faculty “Iustinianus Primus”, Former Minister of Justice
  • Mr Jeton SHASIVARI (Substitute member)
    Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Faculty of Law, South East European University

Norway

Peru

Poland

Portugal

  • M. António Henriques GASPAR
    Judge Councillor, Supreme Court of Justice, Former President of the Supreme Court and of the High Judicial Council
  • Mr Rui Filipe SERRA SERRÃO PATRÍCIO (Substitute member)
    Partner, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Visiting Professor, NOVA School of Law - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Romania

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

  • Mr Ernest PETRIČ
    Former Judge and President, Constitutional Court, Former Ambassador, Professor (New University), Senior Adviser to the President of the Republic
  • Ms Verica TRSTENJAK (Substitute member)
    Professor of European Union Law, Former Advocate General, European court of Justice

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Tunisia

Türkiye

  • Mr Yavuz ATAR
    Professor of Constitutional Law, Ibn Haldun University
  • Ms Melek SARAL (Substitute member)
    Associate Professor, Social Sciences University of Ankara, Professorial Research Associate, SOAS, University of London

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

  • Mr David A. KAYE
    Professor of Law, Irvine School of Law, University of California
  • Ms Rebecca INGBER (Substitute member)
    Professor, Benjamin N.Cardozo School of Law, New York

Observer

Argentina

Holy See

Japan

  • Mr Daichi ITO
    Deputy to the Permanent Observer to the Council of Europe, Supreme Court of Japan
  • Mr Masahiro SOGABE (Substitute member)
    Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University

Uruguay

Others

European Union

  • Mr Hannes KRAEMER
    Director – Principal Legal Adviser, European Commission - Legal Service - CFSP and External relations Team
  • Ms Mihaela CARPUS CARCEA
    Legal Advisor, European Commission - Legal Service CFSP and External relations Team

Palestine* This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of Council of Europe member States on this issue.

South Africa

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