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"The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" – Constitutional Justice

19/09/2014

Skopje - The Venice Commission participated the International Conference on the topic: Contemporary Challenges of the Constitutional Judiciary: 1. The principle of separation of powers and its protection by the Constitutional Court and 2. Constitutional review of by-laws, organized by the Constitutional Court, the OSCE Mission to Skopje and the Rule of Law Program South East Europe.

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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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