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10th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

26/05/2015 - 27/05/2015

Montego Bay, Jamaica - An expert of the Venice Commission takes part in the 10th International Electoral Affairs Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) and dedicated to :
•Improving training for EMB staff
•Building transparency and accountability in election financing
•The role of social media in elections
•Effective election dispute resolution
•Engaging with all stakeholders
•Increasing voter turnout
•The value of the vote - equality in the value of votes
•Current and emerging technologies that could transform elections

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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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