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Rule of Law Checklist - endorsed by the Parliamentary Assembly


Council of Europe, Strasbourg - The Assembly adopted two reports entitled " “The Rule of Law Checklist" of the Venice Commission" and "New threats against the rule of law in the member states of the Council of Europe - selected examples ". In this context the President of the Venice Commission, Mr Gianni Buquicchio, presented the Rule of Law checklist to the Assembly.

The Parliamentary Assembly, after a debate with the participation of President Gianni Buquicchio, endorsed the Rule of Law checklist and decided to use it systematically in its work, particularly in the preparation of reports of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights and the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee). Both M Mahoux’s report on the Checklist and Mr Fabritius’s report on “New threats to the rule of law in Council of Europe member States: selected examples”, make concrete application of the Checklist in their analysis of threats to the rule of law.

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