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MOROCCO - Ombudsman Institution

23/10/2019 - 24/10/2019

Rabat - The Venice Commission organised in cooperation with the Ombudmsan Institution of the Kingdom of Morocco, along with the Association of Ombudsman and Mediators of the Francophonie (AOMF) as well as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie, a conference on “Children’s rights, a priority for parliamentarians and ombudsman of the Francophonie”.

The conference was an opportunity to present the Venice Commission’s report on children’s rights in constitutions, the Lanzarote convention and the Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe CM/Rec(2019)1 on preventing and combating sexism.

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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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