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European Parliament – judiciary in Pre-Accession Countries – international conference

18/06/2015 - 19/06/2015

Parliament of Montenegro, Budva - a representative of the Venice Commission addressed an inter-parliamentary conference entitled “Towards independent and modern Judicial systems in the enlargement countries”.

The event is meant for high-level members from the seven Pre-Accession Countries' Parliaments. The conference is also attended by a high-level EP delegation, composed of MEPs from the AFET, JURI and LIBE Committees.

The event is organised in cooperation with the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament.

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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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