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Kazakhstan – 20th anniversary of the Constitution

28/08/2015 - 29/08/2015

Astana – Venice Commission representatives participated in an international conference entitled “Constitution - unity, stability, prosperity “held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the referendum on the Constitution of Kazakhstan. The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev welcomed the participants of the conference during the opening ceremony.

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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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