14/09/2023 - 15/09/2023
Madrid - Under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Venice Commission in cooperation with the Centre for Constitutional and Political Studies (CEPC) held an international seminar entitled “Constitutions and War”.
The relationship between constitutions and wars encompasses various dimensions, including:
• the prevention of wars,
• the protection of democratic governance and human rights during times of conflict, and
• the promotion of post-war reconciliation and rebuilding.
The round table discussion delved into these critical issues, drawing from historical and contemporary examples. By sharing experiences and knowledge, participants examined the multifaceted interaction between constitutions and war. They explored how constitutional frameworks can contribute to enhancing accountability, protecting human rights, and fostering reconciliation in the aftermath of armed conflicts.