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BELARUS – 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court – International conference

30/05/2019 - 31/05/2019

Minsk – The Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court of Belarus organised a conference entitled "Modern Constitutional development: the role of the constitutional review in constitutionalisation of law". The event is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Belarus. On the sidelines of the conference, a meeting of the Conference of Constitutional Control Organs of Countries of New Democracy - CCCOCND - took place.

A delegation of the Venice Commission lead by its 1st Vice President of the Venice Commission Ms Herdis Kjerulf Thorgeirsdottir, represented the Commission at the conference.

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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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