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Mexico - Meeting with the President of the Supreme Court


Council of Europe, Strasbourg - President of the Venice Commission Mr Gianni Buquicchio had a working meeting with the President of the Supreme Court of Mexico, Mr Juan Silva Meza and a delegation of the Permanent Representation of Mexico at the Council of Europe, led by Ambassador Santiago Oñate Laborde, to discuss and expand further the cooperation between Mexico and the Venice Commission.

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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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