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Conference of European Constitutional Courts - preparatory meeting


Batumi - The Conference of European Constitutional Courts held its preparatory meeting for the XVIIth Congress and the Constitutional Court of Georgia hosted the Conference “Application of International Treaties by Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Bodies: Challenges to the Dialogue”.

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Covid-19 pandemic -
Emergency powers -
 What standards?


During the current Covid-19 pandemic, national governments are taking exceptional measures to slow down the spread of the virus. On numerous occasions, the Venice Commission examined the limits of such emergency powers. The Commission has consistently underlined that State security and public safety can only be effectively guaranteed in a democracy which fully respects the rule of law. Even in genuine cases of emergency situations, the rule of law must prevail.



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