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Morocco – reform of the judiciary - visit to the country


Rabat - a delegation of experts of the Venice Commission and the CEPEJ are meeting representatives of the Ministry of Justice and Freedoms and professional associations of judges for a first exchange of views on two draft organic laws (on Superior Council of the Judiciary and Status of Judges) prepared in accordance with Title VII of the new Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco, adopted in July 2011.

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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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