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 Offices of the Venice Commission (as of 7.12.2019)

 

President of the Commission - Mr G. Buquicchio (Italy);

Honorary Presidents - Ms H. Suchocka (Poland), Mr P. Paczolay (Hungary)

Vice - PresidentsMs C. Bazy-Malaurie (France), Mr P. Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Ms R. Kiener (Switzerland)

Bureau:

 
Enlarged Bureau
 
1. Members of the Bureau;
2. Chairs of the Sub Commissions :
  • Scientific Council - Mr J. Helgesen (Norway)
  • Fundamental Rights - Mr B. Vermeulen (Netherlands) ;
  • Federal and Regional State -  Mr J. Castella Andreu (Spain);
  • International Law - Mr I. Cameron (Sweden);
  • Protection of National Minorities - Mr J. Velaers (Belgium);
  • Judiciary - Mr R. Barrett (Ireland);
  • Democratic Institutions - Mr K. Tuori (Finland) ;
  • Working methods - Mr B. Mathieu (Monaco);
  • Latin America - Ms J. Otalora Malassis (Mexico); 
  • Mediterranean Basin - Mr G. Jeribi (Tunisia);
  • Rule of law - Mr S. Holovaty (Ukraine);
  • Gender equality - N.N. [1];
  • Co-Chair of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice - Mr N. Alivizatos (Greece)[i];
  • President of the Council for Democratic Elections - Mr O. Kask (Estonia).
     
Sub Commissions :
  • Fundamental Rights: Chair - Mr B. Vermeulen (Netherlands) ; Vice-Chair -  Ms J. Omejec (Croatia); 
  • Federal State and Regional State: Chair - Mr J. Castella Andreu (Spain); Vice-Chair - P. Carozza (United States of America) ;
  • International Law: Chair - Mr I. Cameron (Sweden); Vice-Chair - Mr F. Maiani ( San Marino) 
  • Protection of National Minorities: Chair - Mr J. Velaers (Belgium); Vice-Chair - Mr W. Newman (Canada) ;
  • Judiciary: Chair - Mr R. Barrett (Ireland); Vice-Chair - Mr Z. M. Knežević (Bosnia and Herzegovina);
  • Democratic Institutions: Chair - Mr K. Tuori (Finland) ; Vice-Chair - Mr D. Meridor (Israel);
  • Working methods: Chair - Mr B. Mathieu (Monaco); Vice-Chair -  Mr T. Otty (UK);
  • Latin America: Chair - Ms J. Otálora Malassis (Mexico);  Vice-Chair - Mr J. L. Sardon (Peru);
  • Mediterranean Basin: Chair - Mr G. Jeribi (Tunisia); Vice-Chair - Mr K. Feniche (Algeria);
  • Rule of law: Chair - Mr S. Holovaty (Ukraine); Vice-Chair - Mr Q. Qerimi (Kosovo);
  • Gender Equality: Chair - N.N.; Vice-Chair - N.N.​[i]
  • Constitutional Justice: Chair - Mr N. Alivizatos (Greece)​[ii]; Vice-Chair - Mr A. Varga (Hungary) .  
 
 Joint Council on Constitutional Justice:
  • Co-President - Mr N. Alivizatos (Greece)​[ii] ; :
  • Members of the Sub-Commission on Constitutional Justice;
  • Co-President - Ms M. Stresec  (liaison officer, Constitutional Court, Croatia)[iii];
  • 103 liaison officers from 72 Constitutional Courts or Courts with equivalent jurisdiction.

  

Scientific Council :
 
Chair: Mr J. Helgesen (Norway);
Vice-Chair:  Y. Atar (Turkey)
Members:
  • President and Vice-Presidents of the Commission;
  • Chairs of the Sub-Commissions;
  • Members or substitute members who direct Research Centres on constitutional, international or human rights law  

    - Useful link: Statements by the President Buquicchio
 
Council for Democratic Elections (CDE):

        - on behalf of the Venice Commission:
Members
Mr Oliver KASK (Estonia) - President

Mr Srdjan DARMANOVIC (Montenegro)
Ms Janine OTÁLORA MALASSIS (Mexico)
Mr Ben VERMEULEN (Netherlands)
 
Substitute Members
Mr Richard BARRETT (Ireland)
Mr Eirik HOLM
øYVIK (Norway) 
Ms Katharina PABEL (Austria)
Mr Pere VILANOVA TRIAS (Andorra)
 
 
- on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly:

Members

  • Mr Antonio GUTIERREZ, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
  • Mr Piero FASSINO, Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy
  • Mr Tiny KOX, Monitoring Committee

 

Substitute Members

  • Sir Christopher CHOPE, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
  • Mr Corneliu Mugurel COZMANZIUC, Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy 
  • Mr Aleksander POCIEJ, Monitoring Committee

- on behalf of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (Congress):

Members

  • Mr Stewart DICKSON, Chamber of regions
  • Mr Jos WIENEN, Chamber of local authorities

Substitute Members

  • Ms Rosaleen O'GRADY, Chamber of Regions
  • Mr Vladimir PREBILIC, Chamber of Local Authorities
 
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  [i] The chair of the Sub-Commission on Constitutional Justice acts as Co-President of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice.The other co-chair is elected by the liaison officers of the courts.
 [ii] The other co-chair is a liaison officer elected by his/her peers.
[iii] Elections are scheduled for March 2020.

 

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