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Constitutional Justice - Estonia

27/09/2002 - 29/09/2002

Seminar "Continuity of the Estonian Constitution over the Past Ten Years"; organised in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of Estonia

The Ministry of Justice of Estonia organises this conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Estonian Constitution. The first part of the event will deal with the evolution of the constitutional institutions; the second part will open a debate on possible developments of the main legal text of the country.

10 years ago the Venice Commission provided its expertise on the first draft of the Constitution of Estonia. Tthe Commission also expressed its opinion on the constitutional aspects of the future EU - membership of Estonia. (Tallin)

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