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89th plenary session of the Venice Commission (Venice) - Political parties in Azerbaijan and Georgia, electoral law and practice in Albania

16/12/2011 - 17/12/2011

The Venice Commission will issue opinions on the legislation of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Serbia and Ukraine.

Themes to be addressed include:

• Albania - the electoral law and the electoral practice in Albania requested by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe,
• Armenia - alternative service; legal regime of state of emergency;
• Azerbaijan – political parties;
• Bosnia and Herzegovina - internal affairs of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and internal affairs of the Sarajevo Canton;
• Georgia - the Election Code and legislation on political unions of citizens;
• Serbia – the Constitutional Court;
• Ukraine - principles of the State language policy.

The Venice Commission will issue its opinions on these and other topics at the conclusion of its 89th plenary session in Venice on 16-17 December in the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista.

All opinions will be published on the Venice Commission website in the course of the week following the session:

The Chair of the Committee of Ministers Deputies UK Ambassador Eleanor Fuller attends the session.

Press contacts:
Tatiana Mychelova, External relations officer
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