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Tajikistan - 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court

17/09/2015 - 18/09/2015

Dushanbe – The Venice Commission’s Vice-President Ms Kjerulf Thorgeirsdottir participated in the International Conference on “Constitutional Justice as a Guarantee of the Supremacy of the Constitution" on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Tajikistan.

Related documents
CDL-PI(2015)020  English  28/09/2015 -  Public
The Icelandic Constitutional Experiment   (H. KJERULF THORGEIRSDOTTIR)

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