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UniDem Campus for the Southern Mediterranean Countries – 1st National Coordinators Meeting


Paris, France - The 1st National Coordinators Meeting of the UniDem Campus for the Southern Mediterranean Countries took place in Paris, France on 12 November 2012. The purpose of this meeting was:

- to present the Venice Commission’s contribution to the PATHS Module 1;
- to select the topics and venues for the seminars for 2016; to discuss the working methods of the UniDem Seminars as well as the follow-up to the seminars; and
- to present the new web page dedicated to the UniDem seminars.

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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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