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Uzbekistan - International Conference on the protection of human rights

26/11/2015 - 27/11/2015

Tashkent – The Venice Commission participated in an International Conference entitled: “Ensuring the reliable protection of the human rights and freedoms - the major direction of democratic renewal and modernization of the country: experience of Uzbekistan”.

The event was organised by the National Human Rights Centre of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the UNDP Office, the Ombudsman of Uzbekistan, the OSCE and Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

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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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