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Armenia – international conference on constitutional processes in post-communist countries

03/11/2014 - 04/11/2014

Yerevan - the Venice Commission, in cooperation with the Brusov State University, organised a conference on the “The impact of constitutional processes in post-communist transformation”. The conference brought together current and former members of the Commission, constitutional courts’ judges and prominent legal scholars from such countries as Armenia, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland.

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