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IACL - ‘new’ separation of powers

28/05/2015 - 29/05/2015

Johannesburg – the President of the Venice Commission participated in meeting of the Executive Committee of of International Association of Constitutional Law the and in its Roundtable on “the ‘new’séparation of powers: can the doctrine evolve to meet the c21 context?” co-organised with the University of Johannesburg, SAIFAC and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

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 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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