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Activities by year: 1996

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Seminar on "Contemporary problems of Constitutional Justice" (Tbilissi)

01/12/1996 - 03/12/1996

Seminar on "Monitoring Constitutionality and Democratic Processes in the newly independent States" (Yerevan)

16/10/1996 - 18/10/1996

The 10th Conference of European Constitutional Courts (Budapest)

05/05/1996 - 10/05/1996

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