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113th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

08/12/2017 - 09/12/2017

Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Related documents
CDL-PL-PV(2017)004syn  English  11/12/2017 -  Public
113th Plenary Session (Venice, 8-9 December 2017) – Synopsis 
CDL-PL-PV(2017)004syn  French  11/12/2017 -  Public
113e session plénière (Venise, 8-9 décembre 2017) - Carnet de bord 

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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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