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References to the work of the Venice Commission

 

 

“We also see our work with Council of Europe bodies such as the Venice Commission and GRECO as essential to reinforcing the rule of law and the fight against corruption both within the EU and in our neighbourhood.”

 

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in her letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić. 

17 February 2020 

I. REFERENCES WITHIN THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

  1. Secretary General of the Council of Europe

  2. Parliamentary Assembly

  3. European Court of Human Rights

  4. Commissioner for Human Rights

  5. Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

 

II. REFERENCES BY THE EU

1. Parliament

2. Commission

3. European Council and Council of Ministers

4. EUEA

5. EC Delegations

 

III. REFERENCES BY OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

  1. UN Human Rights Council

  2. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

  3. Other organisations

  4. International NGOs


IV. REFERENCES BY INDIVIDUAL STATES

 

“The expertise of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission should be swiftly used to good effect.”
 

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and François Hollande, President of France - joint declaration on Ukraine[1]

10 May 2014

After being established in May 1990, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe largely contributed to setting up democratic institutions and bringing in line with European human rights standards the legal systems of more than 50 countries worldwide. 

 

Today, being an internationally acknowledged advisory body of the Council of Europe, the Venice Commission’s opinions and studies are extensively referred by governmental and non-governmental, as well as international and national organisations worldwide.

 

I. REFERENCES WITHIN THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

  1. Secretary General

"I am both aware and supportive of the Venice Commission’s work, providing pivotal legal advice on important constitutional issues, and playing a key role in upholding the rule of law in Europe today."

Marija Pejčinović Burić,
Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Venice, October 2019

Apart from exercising the right to request the opinions from the Venice Commission on various issues, Secretary Generals of the Council of Europe refer to the Venice Commission’s works in their speeches.

Curent Secretary General of the Council of Europe Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić, elected in summer 2019,  participated in the October 2019 plenary session of the Commission, referred to its work in a number of statements and documents:


In the recent years (2013 – 2019) the former Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland acclaimed the importance of the work of Venice Commission on many occasions. Among others, at the

 

2. Parliamentary Assembly

“16. Therefore, the Assembly invites the European Union, …to ensure compliance with the values ​​guaranteed in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, to:

16.1. support the effective application of benchmarks at European level, using the Council of Europe’s “rule of law standards”, including the case law of the ECtHR, relevant recommendations of the Committee of Ministers, standards and opinions of the Venice Commission (including the “Rule of Law Checklist”)…;”

“Establishment of a European Union mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights”, PACE Resolution 2273 (2019) 

By January 2020 about 1150 Parliamentary Assembly documents refer to Venice Commission’s work. These documents call on the member States either to cooperate with the Venice Commission, or to implement its respective recommendations.

 

The main highlights of cooperation between the Parliamentary Assembly and the Venice Commission involve several comprehensive reports/studies prepared by the latter on the request of the Parliamentary Assembly.

 

These reports refer to topical contemporary issues and considering their nature and significance, they have been later published as the series of Council of Europe publications “Points of view - Points of Law”. These series of publications involve, on the one hand, Venice Commission reports/opinions – “Point of Law” and, on the other hand, Parliamentary Assembly studies on the same issues - “Points of view”. Relevant Venice Commission reports/opinions are:

Report on the Democratic Oversight of the Security Services (CDL-AD(2007)016-f) and Report on the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces CDL-AD(2008)004 – both serve as the basis for the publication: “Armed forces and security services: what democratic controls?” (2009);

In the years 2010 – 2020 around 400 Parliamentary Assembly documents cited Venice Commission’s respective work, namely:

“The Assembly shares the opinion of the Venice Commission on the Amendments
to the Federal Law on Defence of the RF
and considers that justifying the military action by a member state against another member State by the need to protect its
own citizens is not compatible with the Council of Europe standards.”

Resolution 1989 (2014) on the Access to nationality and the effective implementation of the European Convention on Nationality[4]

  General issues:

. "Democracy hacked? How to respond?", Report, Doc. 15028, January 2020

Updating guidelines to ensure fair referendums in Council of Europe member States, Resolution 2251 (2019)

.  Resolution on Ombudsman Institutions in Europe – the need for a set of common standards, Resolution 2301 (2019)

.  Media freedom as a condition for democratic elections, Doc. 14809, 22/01/2019

.  Setting minimum standards for electoral systems in order to offer the basis for free and fair elections, Report, Doc. 15027, January 2020

. Regulating foreign funding of Islam in Europe in order to prevent radicalisation and Islamophobia  – Resolution 2237 (2018)

 . New restrictions on NGO activities in Council of Europe member States – Resolution 2226 (2018)


Country-specific issues:

 

Albania:

Azerbaijan:

Belgium

  • The progress of the Assembly’s monitoring procedure (October 2014-August 2015) Periodic review report of countries not under the monitoring procedure sensu stricto or engaged in a post-monitoring dialogue: Belgium (Report Doc. 13868 Part 3)

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Bulgaria:

 

Egypt:

Georgia:

Hungary:

Kazakhstan

Kosovo:

Kyrgyz Republic:

  • Request for Partner for Democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly submitted by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic (Resolution 1984 (2014))

Malta

  • “Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges”, Resolution 2293 (2019)


Republic of Moldova:

“ Je rends ici hommage à l’action du commissaire aux Droits de l’Homme, à la Commission de Venise, qui a joué un rôle très important depuis 1990 dans la transition constitutionnelle de l’Europe centrale et orientale, notamment dans les Balkans, et aujourd’hui en Ukraine .”

President of France François Hollande at the PACE session, Council of Europe

11 October 2016 ( text of the speech)

Morocco:

Republic of North Macedonia:

Palestinian National Council:

  • Evaluation of the partnership for democracy in respect of the Palestinian National Council  - Resolution 2105 (2016))

Poland

  • The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland, Report, Doc. 15025,  January 2020

Tunisia:

Turkey:

Ukraine:

 

 

3. European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

By December 2019 around 200 judgments and decisions of the ECtHR refer to Venice Commission documents. Since 2001, when the ECtHR first referred to Venice Commission’s “Report on the Preferential Treatment of National Minorities by their Kin-States” (CDL-INF(2001)019) in Banković and others v. Belgium and others (no. 52297/99, § 60, decision of 12 December 2001)  and to the Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters in case of Hirst v. the United Kingdom (30 March 2004), the reference to Venice Commission documents became systematic.

Nowadays the reasoning of many judgments is directly linked to the Venice Commission opinions/studies. Other judgments mention Venice Commission documents either as part of the judges’ dissenting/concurring opinions or as relevant international law and practice.


The Court has also requested amicus curiae briefs directly from the Commission:

"The 2011 report [on out-of-country voting] by the Venice Commission made an important contribution to the debate… "

 Schindler v UK[7]

 

"At the outset, the Court takes note of the Venice Commission’s Code of Good Practices in Electoral Matters… " 

                                          Karimov v Azerbaijan[8]

 

 

In the years 2010 – 2018 more than 70 ECtHR judgments referred to Venice Commission documents as part of:

Court’s assessment:

MARIYA ALEKHINA AND OTHERS v. RUSSIA (3 December 2018)

Reference to: 

  • Report on the Relationship between Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion: the Issue of Regulation and Prosecution of Blasphemy, Religious Insult and Incitement to Religious Hatred (CDL-AD(2008)026);

  • Opinion no. 660/2011 on the Federal Law on Combating Extremist Activity of the Russian Federation (CDL‑AD(2012)016);

 

BERLUSCONI v. ITALY [GC] (27 November 2018)

Reference to:

  • Report on exclusion of offenders from Parliament (CDL-AD(2015)036cor);

SELAHATTİN DEMİRTAŞ v. TURKEY (No. 2) (20 November 2018)

Reference to:

  • Turkey – Opinion on the Suspension of the Second Paragraph of Article 83 of the Constitution (Parliamentary Inviolability) (CDL-AD(2016)027);

  • Turkey – Opinion on the Amendments to the Constitution adopted by the Grand National Assembly on 21 January 2017 and to be submitted to a National Referendum on 16 April 2017 (CDL-AD(2017)005);

 

E.S. v. AUSTRIA (25 October 2018)

Reference to:

  • Report on the relationship between Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion: the issue of regulation and prosecution of Blasphemy, Religious Insult and Incitement to Religious Hatred” (CDL-AD(2008)026);

 

BIG BROTHER WATCH AND OTHERS v. THE UNITED KINGDOM (13 September 2018)

Reference to: 

  • Report on the Democratic Oversight of Signals Intelligence Agencies (CDL-AD(2015)011);

 

IBRAGIM IBRAGIMOV AND OTHERS v. RUSSIA (28 August 2018)

 Reference to: 

  • Report on the Relationship between Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion: the Issue of Regulation and Prosecution of Blasphemy, Religious Insult and Incitement to Religious Hatred (CDL-AD(2008)026);

  • Opinion on the Federal Law on Combating Extremist Activity (

 

CENTRUM FÖR RÄTTVISA v. SWEDEN (19 June 2018)

Reference to:  

  • Report on the Democratic Oversight of Signals Intelligence Agencies (CDL-AD(2015)011);

 

ABU ZUBAYDAH v. LITHUANIA (31 May 2018)

Reference to:

  • Opinion on the International legal Obligations of Council of Europe Member States in Respect of Secret Detention Facilities and Inter-State Transport of Prisoners (CDL-AD(2006)009);

 

AL NASHIRI v. ROMANIA (31 May 2018)

Reference to:

  • Opinion on the International legal Obligations of Council of Europe Member States in Respect of Secret Detention Facilities and Inter-State Transport of Prisoners (CDL-AD(2006)009);

 

MAMMADLI v. AZERBAIJAN (19 April 2018)

Reference to: 

  • Opinion on the compatibility with human rights standards of the legislation on non-governmental organisations of the Republic of Azerbaijan (CDL-AD(2011)035);

 

BEKTASHI COMMUNITY AND OTHERS v. THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA (12 April 2018)

Reference to:

  • Draft Opinion on the Draft Law on the Legal Status of a Church, Religious Community and a Religious Group of “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (CDL(2007)019);

 

SEKMADIENIS LTD. v. LITHUANIA (30 January 2018)

Reference to:

  • Report on the Relationship between Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion: the Issue of Regulation and Prosecution of Blasphemy, Religious Insult and Incitement to Religious Hatred (CDL-AD(2008)026);

 

DİNÇER v. TURKEY (16 January 2018)

Reference to: 

  • Compilation of Venice Commission Opinions concerning Freedom of Assembly (CDL-PI(2014)0003);

  • OSCE/ODIHR – Venice Commission Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (CDL-AD(2010)020);

Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi v. Turkey (21 November 2017)
Reference to: Turkey - Opinion on the amendments to the Constitution (CDL-AD(2017)005);

Işikirik v. Turkey (14 November 2017) 
Reference to: Opinion on articles 216, 299, 301 and 314 of the Penal Code of Turkey (CDL-AD(2016)002);

Davydov and Others v. Russia (30 May 2017)
Reference to: The Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters (CDL-AD (2002) 23 rev);

Yabloko Russian United Democratic Party and Others v. Russia (8 November 2016)

Reference to:

  • Code Of Good Practice in the Field of Political Parties (CDL-AD(2009)002);
  • Guidelines and Explanatory Report on Legislation on Political Parties: some specific issues (CDL-AD(2004)007rev);
  • Joint Guidelines on political party regulation by OSCE/ODIHR and Venice Commission (CDL-AD(2010)024);
  • Report on the Participation of Political Parties in Elections (CDL-AD(2006)025-e);
  • Report on the Method of Nomination of Candidates within Political Parties (CDL-AD(2015)020);

Baka v. Hungary (23 June 2016)

Reference to:

  • Opinion on the Fundamental Law of Hungary (CDL-AD(2011)016);
  • Opinion on the Legal Status and Remuneration of Judges Act and Act on the Organisation and Administration of the Courts in Hungary (CDL-AD(2012)001);
  • Opinion on the Cardinal Acts on the Judiciary (CDL-AD(2012)020);
  • Opinion on the draft law on introducing amendments and addenda to the Judicial Code of Armenia (CDL-AD(2014)021);
  • Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and the Directorate of Human Rights (DHR) of the Directorate General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe, on the draft law on amendments to the Organic Law on General Courts of Georgia (CDL-AD(2014)031);

Ramos Nunes de Carvalho E Sá v. Portugal (21 June 2016)

Reference to:

  • Report on Judicial Appointments (CDL-AD(2007)028);
  • Report on the Independence of the Judicial System Part I: The Independence of Judges (CDL-AD (2010)004);
  • Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and the Directorate of Human Rights (DHR) of the Directorate General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe, on the draft Law on making changes to the Law on disciplinary Liability and disciplinary Proceedings of Judges of General Courts of Georgia (CDL-AD(2014)032-e);
  • Opinion on the Laws on the Disciplinary Liability and Evaluation of Judges of “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (CDL-AD(2015)042);
     

Pilav v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (9 June 2016)

Reference to:

  • Opinion on the Constitutional Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Powers of the High Representative (CDL-AD(2005)004-e);
  • Opinion on different proposals for the election of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CDL-AD(2006)004);

Cumhueriyet Halk Partìsì v. Turkey (26 April 2016)

Reference to: The Guidelines on Legislation of Political Parties: Some Specific Issues (CDL-AD(2004)007rev);

Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France (10 November 2015)
Reference to: Opinion on the balance of powers in the Constitution and the legislation of the Principality of Monaco (CDL-AD(2013)018);

Güler and Uğur v. Turkey (2 December 2014)

Reference to:  Guidelines for legislative reviews of laws affecting religion or belief (CDL-AD(2004)061);

Karimov v. Azerbaijan (25 September 2014)

Reference to: Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters (CDL-AD(2002)23 rev);

Oran v. Turkey (15 April 2014)

Reference to:

  • Explanatory report to the Code of Good Practice in Electoral matters(CDL-AD (2002));

  • Venice Commission and ODIHR/OSCE joint Opinion on the electoral law and the electoral administration in Armenia (CDL-AD (2003) 21);

  • Venice Commission report on out-of-country voting (CDL-AD (2011) 022)

Magyar Kereszteny Mennonita Egyhaz and others v. Hungary (8 April 2014)

Reference to:  Venice Commission Opinion on the Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary (CDL-AD(2013)012);

Schindler v. UK (7 May 2013)

Reference to:

  • Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters (CDL-AD (2002) 23 rev);
  • Venice Commission reports on the Abolition of Restrictions on the Right to Vote in General Elections (CDL-AD (2005) 012 and CDL-AD (2005) 011);
  • Venice Commission report on Electoral Law and Electoral Administration in Europe (CDL-AD (2006) 018);
  • Venice Commission report on Out‑of‑Country Voting (CDL-AD (2011) 022);

Oleksandr Volkov v. Ukraine (9 January 2013)

Reference to: Joint opinion by the Venice Commission and the Directorate of Co-operation within the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe on the law amending certain legislative acts of Ukraine in relation to the prevention of abuse of the right to appeal (CDL-AD(2010)029);

Communist Party of Russia and others v. Russia (19 June 2012)

Reference to: Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters (CDL-AD(2002)023rev);

Tatar and Faber v Hungary (12 June 2012)

Reference: Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (CDL-AD(2010)020);

Özgürlük ve Dayanışma Partisi (ÖDP) v. Turkey (10 May 2012)

Reference to: Guidelines on political party regulation by the OSCE/ODIHR and the Venice Commission (CDL‑AD(2010)024);

Sitaropoulos and Giakomopoulos v. Greece (15 March 2012)

Reference to: Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters (CDL-AD(2002)023rev);

Republican Party of Russia v. Russia (12 April 2011)

Reference to:

  • Comments on the Draft Law on Political Parties of Moldova (CDL(2007)013);

  • Guidelines on prohibition and dissolution of political parties and analogous measures (Doc. CDL-INF(2000)1).

Hadep and Demir v. Turkey (14 December 2010)

Reference to: Guidelines on the prohibition and dissolution of political parties and analogous measures (CDL-INF (2000) 1);

Bulanov v. Ukraine (9 December 2010)

Reference to: Joint Opinion on the Law on the Judicial System and the Status of Judges of Ukraine (CDL-AD(2010)026);

McFarlane v. Ireland (10 October 2010)

Reference to: Report on the Effectiveness of National Remedies in respect of Excessive Length of Proceedings (CDL-AD(2006)036rev);

Sitaropoulos and others v. Greece (8 July 2010)

Reference to:

  • Code of good practice in electoral matters (CDL-AD (2002) 23 rev);

  • Report on the compatibility of remote voting and electronic voting with the standards of the Council of Europe (CDL-AD(2004)012);

  • Draft report on electoral law and electoral administration in Europe (CDL-EL(2006)023)

Tanase v. Moldova (27 April 2010)

Reference to: Draft joint opinion on the Election Code of Moldova (CDL(2008)094)

Grosaru v. Romania (2 March 2010)

Reference to: The Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters (CDL-AD (2002) 23 rev)

 

Concurring or dissenting opinion of a Judge:

RAMOS NUNES DE CARVALHO E SÁ v. PORTUGAL (6 November 2018)

Reference to:

  • Report on judicial appointments (CDL-AD(2007)028);

  • Opinion on the Laws on the Disciplinary Liability and Evaluation of Judges of “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (CDL-AD(2015(042));

BIG BROTHER WATCH and OTHERS v. the UNITED KINGDOM (13 September 2018)

  • Reference to:  Report on the Democratic Oversight of Signals Intelligence Agencies (CDL- AD(2015)011)

Szabo and Vissy v. Hungary (12 January 2016)

  • Reference to: Update of the 2007 Report on the democratic oversight of the security services and report on the democratic oversight of signals intelligence agencies (CDL-AD(2015)006)

Pentikäinen v. Finland (20 October 2015)

           Reference to: OSCE/ODIHR – Venice Commission Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (second edition) (CDL-AD(2010)020)

Kharlamov v. Russia (8 October 2015)

Reference to:  Code of good practice in electoral matters (CDL-AD(2002)23rev)

Sõro v. Estonia (3 September 2015)

Reference to:

  • Amicus Curie on the Law on the Cleanliness of the Figure of High Functionaries of the Public Administration and Elected Persons of Albania (CDL-AD(2009)044):

  • Amicus Curie Brief on Determining a Criterion for Limiting the Exercise of Public Office, Access to Documents and Publishing, the Co-operation with the Bodies of the State Security (“lustration law”) of “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(CDL-AD(2012)028):

  • Final opinion on the law on government cleansing (lustration law) of Ukraine (CDL-AD(2015)012);

Navalny and Yashin v. Russia (4 December 2014)

Reference to:  Compilation of Venice Commission opinions concerning freedom of Assembly (CDL(2012)014rev3);

Firth and others . UK (12 August 2014)

Reference to:  n/a

Sitaropoulos and others v. Greece (8 July 2010)

Reference to:

  • Code of good practice in electoral matters (CDL-AD (2002) 23 rev);

  • Report on the compatibility of remote voting and electronic voting with the standards of the Council of Europe (CDL-AD(2004)012);

  • Draft report on electoral law and electoral administration in Europe (CDL-EL(2006)023)

     

Relevant international law and practice:

Reference to:  Opinion on the compatibility with human rights standards of the legislation on non-governmental organisations of the Republic of Azerbaijan CDL-AD(2011)035;

           Reference to: Guidelines on freedom of peaceful assembly (CDL-AD(2010)020);     

    Reference to: OSCE/ODIHR – Venice Commission Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (second edition) (CDL-AD(2010)020);

Inadmissibility decision 

Aumatell I Arnau v. Spain

Reference to: Opinion on the Spanish Law of 16 October 2015 amending the Organic Law No. 2/1979 on the Constitutional Court

 

4. Commissioner for Human Rights

The work of the two institutions is complementary: based on the expertise of its members, the Venice Commission can provide an in-depth analysis while, on his/her side, the Commissioner analyses the broader context and reacts in a quick and flexible manner to emerging threats.

Activity reports:

By Dunja Mijatović



By Nils Muižnieks:

Reports

  • Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to Poland: CommDH(2016)23

  • Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to Ukraine: CommDH(2015)23

  • Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to Armenia: CommDH(2015)2

  • Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to Hungary: CommDH(2014)21

  • Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to Georgia: CommDH(2014)9

  • Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to Albania: CommDH(2014)1


Comments on reports

  • Comments by the Georgian Government on the report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: CommDH/GovRep(2014)9

  • Comments of the Albanian authorities on the report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to Albania (23-27 September 2013): CommDH/GovRep(2014)1

     

Opinions

  • Opinion of the Commissioner for Human Rights on the legislation of the Russian Federation on non-commercial organisations in light of Council of Europe standards: CommDH(2015)17


Observations

  • Observations of the Turkish authorities on the memorandum by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, concerning the human rights implications of the measures taken under the state of emergency in Turkey: CommDH/GovRep(2016)24

  • Observations on the human rights situation in Georgia: An update on justice reforms, tolerance and non-discrimination, by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: CommDH(2016)2

  • Observations by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan: an update on freedom of expression, freedom of association, freedom of assembly, and the right to property: CommDH(2014)10

 

Issue papers

  • Democratic and effective oversight of national security services. Issue paper published by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: CommDH/IssuePaper(2015)2

  • The rule of law on the Internet and in the wider digital world. Issue Paper published by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: CommDH/IssuePaper(2014)1

 

Third party interventions

  • Third party intervention by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights under Article 36, paragraph 3, of the European Convention on Human Rights, concerning 34 applications against Turkey: CommDH(2017)3

  • Third party intervention by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights under Article 36, paragraph 3, of the European Convention on Human Rights. Application No. 30778/15 - Khadija ISMAYILOVA v. Azerbaijan: CommDH(2016)6

  • Third party intervention by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights under Article 36, paragraph 3, of the European Convention on Human Rights. Application No. 68817/14, Leyla YUNUSOVA and Arif YUNUSOV v. Azerbaijan: CommDH(2015)10

  • Third party intervention by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights under Article 36, paragraph 3, of the European Convention on Human Rights. Application no. 69981/14 - Rasul JAFAROV v. Azerbaijan: CommDH(2015)8

  • Third party intervention by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights under Article 36, paragraph 3, of the European Convention on Human Rights. Application no. 47145/14 - Anar MAMMADLI v. Azerbaijan: CommDH(2015)7

  • Third party intervention by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights under Article 36, paragraph 3, of the European Convention on Human Rights. Application No. 68762/14 - Intigam ALIYEV v. Azerbaijan: CommDH(2015)6

     

5. Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Speeches

  • Speech by Leen Verbeek, Vice-president of the Congress and Chair of the Monitoring Committee (9 December 2016)

  • Speech by Breda PECAN, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (25 October 2016)

  • Speech by Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (22 June 2016)

  • Speech by Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (12 May 2016)

  • Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Dnipropetrovsk - Inaugural event 18 May 2015 / Speech by Natalya Romanova, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (19 May 2015)

  • Speech by Barbara Toce, Vice-President of the Congress (Italy, SOC) (9 May 2015)

  • Speech by Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission (25 March 2015)

  • Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Dnipropetrovsk - Inaugural event 18 May 2015 / Speech by Natalya Romanova, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (19 May 2015)

  • Speech by Barbara Toce, Vice-President of the Congress (9 May 2015)

 

Documents

 

 

 

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