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ARMENIA – Council of Europe Action plan 2019-2022 - Steering Committee


Yerevan – Strasbourg – A representative of the Venice Commission will participate in a videoconference between representatives of the national authorities of Armenia and their Council of Europe interlocutors. He will introduce the opinions on the judicial code and on the constitutional implications of the Istanbul Convention (on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence). The purpose of the event is to review the progress of the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan 2019-2022 for Armenia and programming future co-operation between the Council of Europe and Armenia for the period 2020-2021.

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