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Vth Assembly of the Conference of Constitutional Courts of Portuguese-Speaking Countries

30/06/2022 - 01/07/2022
Lisbon – The President Emeritus, Special Representative of the Venice Commission, Mr Gianni Buquicchio, will participate in the meeting of the Vth Assembly of the Conference of Constitutional Courts of Portuguese-Speaking Countries on “Guaranteeing the protection of fundamental rights in a time of pandemic”.

UKRAINE – International conference on the occasion of the Day of Constitution of Ukraine

28/06/2022
Kyiv/online - The President of the Venice Commission, Ms Claire Bazy Malaurie, made an opening speech at the international conference on “The role of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in the implementation of the state’s strategy to obtain the European Union membership by Ukraine”, organised by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine with the support of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine.

WCCJ - Constitutional Tribunal of Equatorial Guinea becomes 119th member

20/06/2022
The Constitutional Tribunal of Equatorial Guinea joined the World Conference on Constitutional Justice, which now has 119 members.

European Parliament – Joint LIBE-AFCO public hearing

20/06/2022
The European Parliament’s Committees on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) held a joint public hearing on the "Rule of law mechanisms in the EU".

Mr Kaarlo Tuori, Honorary President of the Venice Commission, represented the Commission at the event and shared with the MEPs the Commission’s acquis on the subject.

131st plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

17/06/2022 - 18/06/2022
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista - During its 131st plenary session, held in Venice, the Commission:

- Adopted the joint opinion of the Venice Commission and the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe on the Media Law of Azerbaijan;

- Adopted the opinion on the December 2021 amendments to the Organic Law on Common Courts of Georgia;

- Held an exchange of views with Ms Albulena Haxhiu, Minister of Justice of Kosovo, and adopted the opinion on the Concept Paper on the Vetting of Judges and Prosecutors ... read more

73rd meeting of the Council of Democratic Elections

16/06/2022 - 16/06/2022
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

“RIGHT TO LIFE” - 3rd Research Conference of the AACC Secretariat for Research and Development

15/06/2022 - 16/06/2022
The Secretariat for Research and Development of the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts, based at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Korea, will hold online the 3rd Research Conference devoted to the right to life.

The conference will consist of the following three sessions:

• Right to life and state power;
• Right to life and personal self-determination;
• Expansive dimensions of the right to life.

Global Summit for Democracy 2022 - European Regional Forum

08/06/2022 - 09/06/2022
Budapest/online – the National Electoral Institute of Mexico (INE Mexico) in cooperation with different international organisations, electoral associations and electoral bodies currently hold the Global Summit for Democracy 2022. The aim of the initiative is to develop a global process for the debate and proposals on the great challenges democratic regimes face nowadays, in particular, those related to free and fair elections.

The Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) was called upon to organise the European Regional Forum of the Summit. However, following the armed a... read more

ARMENIA - “The Judiciary as Guardian of Democracy: Vice or Virtue?” - High Level Conference

08/06/2022 - 09/06/2022
Yerevan – The President of the Venice Commission, Ms Claire Bazy Malaurie, delivered a keynote speech at the High-Level Conference on “The Judiciary as Guardian of Democracy: Vice or Virtue?”, organised by the Constitutional Court of Armenia in Yerevan on 8 - 9 June 2022.

On this occasion President Bazy Malaurie also had a series of bilateral meetings with the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Justice and the President of the Constitutional Court.

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