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Georgia – constitutional reform


Gudauri - Upon invitation by the Constitutional Reform Commission of Georgia (CRC), a delegation of the Venice Commission led by former Member, Ms Slavica Banic, Judge at the Constitutional Court of Croatia, discussed with the CRC judicial independence and the introduction of a full constitutional complaint to the Constitutional Court.

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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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