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Electoral issues - 23rd annual conference of the ACEEEO

04/09/2014 - 06/09/2014

Bucharest - The Venice Commission will participate on the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO), which will take place on 4-6 September 2014, in Bucharest, Romania. The 23rd Conference will discuss two topics: 'Participation of Women in Electoral Process and Public Life' and 'Planning of a General Election’.

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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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