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Upgraded CODICES Database for Enhanced Constitutional Research now online


Strasbourg, France – The upgraded CODICES database of the Venice Commission is now online. This comprehensive resource for constitutional case law boasts a user-friendly design, improved search functionalities, and streamlined features for academics, legal professionals, and the public alike.

While retaining its extensive repository of over 12,000 summaries (précis) of judgments submitted by courts worldwide, the upgraded CODICES introduces several key improvements:

• Intuitive interface: users can now explore the database with ease thanks to a modern and streamlined design.
• Advanced search: enhanced full-text search capabilities paired with a refined Systematic Thesaurus and Alphabetical Index enable precise exploration of judgments and legal concepts.
• Powerful cross-fertilisation tool: facilitates comparative research and enables courts to draw inspiration from the constitutional practice of their counterparts in other countries.
• Stronger case-law - constitution links: precise connections between case-law summaries and relevant constitutional articles ensure a deeper understanding of legal interpretations within their broader context.




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