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Baku – The President of the Venice Commission, Mr Buquicchio, participated in the conference on “Protection of human rights and freedoms by the Constitutional Court by means of individual complaint” at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of Azerbaijan. This Conference examined how the Constitutional Courts can improve individual access to the Constitutional Court as a remedy to human rights violations..
The Venice Commission supported this conference, co-organised with the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan and the German GIZ, through the joint Council of Europe - EU programme: “Programmatic Cooperation Framework in the Eastern Partnership Countries”.

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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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