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LUXEMBURG – forthcoming opinion – country visit


Luxembourg - As part of the preparation of the opinion on the draft constitutional revision requested by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, a delegation from the Venice Commission travelled to Luxembourg to meet the Committee on Institutions and Constitutional Review, the Minister of Justice, the State Council, the judiciary, the mediator and NGOs.

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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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