Recent and Current Events
Podgorica - Representatives of the Venice Commission will accompany the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) election observation delegation to advise on the legal framework of the early parliamentary elections of 11 June 2023 in Montenegro.
The delegation will observe the opening, voting and counting processes of the elections.
09/06/2023 - 10/06/2023
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista - The Venice Commission is holding its 135th plenary session.
The final opinions on “de-oligarchisation” for Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, the opinions on Articles 49 and 65 of the French Constitution; two joint opinions with OSCE/ODIHR on the Special Registry and Publicity of the Work of Non-Profit Organizations in the Republika Srpska of Bosnia-Herzegovina and on amendments of the German Federal Election Act are on the agenda of the plenary. Concerning Ukraine, the Commission is also expected to adopt opinions on... read more
77th meeting of the Council for Democratic Elections
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista
Ankara - A representative of the Venice Commission accompanied the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) election observation delegation to advise on the legal framework of the 2nd tour of the presidential election of 28 May 2023 in Türkiye.
The delegation observed the opening, voting and counting processes of the election.
On 26 May 2023 the President of the Verkhovna Rada requested the opinion of the Venice Commission on Draft Law No. 9322 dated 25 May 2023 “On Amending Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Improving the Procedure for Selecting Candidate Judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on a Competitive Basis”, which was registered in the Verkhovna Rada. This draft law replaces draft law No. 9225 dated 19 April 2023, which has been withdrawn.
The draft follow-up opinion, which supersedes the urgent follow-up opinion on Draft law no. 9255, will be submitted for adoption at the 135... read more
Strasbourg - The President of the Venice Commission, Ms Claire Bazy Malaurie, participated in the meeting of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council on the following theme "The examination of the legitimacy and legality of the ad hominem derogation from the term of office of the outgoing President of the Russian Federation".
25/05/2023 - 26/05/2023
Samarkand – The Venice Commission organised in co-operation with the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan an international conference entitled “Models of constitutional complaints in Central Asian countries”.
The conference took place on 25-26 May 2023 in Samarkand and gathered high-level representatives from the Constitutional Courts of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Venice Commission experts from France, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia participated in the event and contributed to the exchanges on best practices with their Central As... read more
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Forthcoming Joint Opinion – Online meetings
In the framework of the preparation of the draft Joint Opinion on the Special Registry and Publicity of the Work of Non-Profit Organisations, a delegation of the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR met on 19 and 24 May 2023 (online) with the representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Republika Srspka and local civil society.
The draft Joint Opinion will be submitted for adoption at the 135th Plenary Session, 09-10 June 2023.
24/05/2023 - 25/05/2023
Paris - In the framework of the preparation of the draft opinion concerning article 49 of the Constitution of France, following the request by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the rapporteurs of the Venice Commission met with the following interlocutors:
• the Chairman of the Law Commission of the Senate,
• the Chairman of the Law Commission of the National Assembly and Vice-Chairmen,
• the Minister in charge of Relations with Parliament,
• the Secretary General of the Government,
• the Secretary General of the Constitutional Counc... read more