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Bulgaria - draft constitutional amendments in the field of the judiciary

15/09/2015 - 16/09/2015

Sofia - A delegation of the Venice Commission will visit Bulgaria to hold discussions on draft constitutional amendments in the field of the judiciary, in the framework of a request for opinion submitted by the Bulgarian authorities. The delegation will meet with representatives of the authorities as well as of the judiciary, including professional associations of judges and prosecutors, and the civil society.

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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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