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Austria - Conference of European Constitutional Courts

12/05/2014 - 15/05/2014

Vienna - The President of the Venice Commission, Gianni Buquicchio participated in the XVIth Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts organised by the Constitutional Court of Austria.

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Covid-19 pandemic -
Emergency powers -
 What standards?


During the current Covid-19 pandemic, national governments are taking exceptional measures to slow down the spread of the virus. On numerous occasions, the Venice Commission examined the limits of such emergency powers. The Commission has consistently underlined that State security and public safety can only be effectively guaranteed in a democracy which fully respects the rule of law. Even in genuine cases of emergency situations, the rule of law must prevail.


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