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119th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

21/06/2019 - 22/06/2019

Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Related documents
CDL-PL-PV(2019)002syn  English  24/06/2019 -  Public
119th Plenary Session (Venice, 21-22 June 2019) – Synopsis 
CDL-PL-PV(2019)002syn  French  24/06/2019 -  Public
119e session plénière (Venise, 21-22 juin 2019) - Carnet de bord 
CDL-PL-OJ(2019)002ann-rev  English  12/06/2019 -  Public
119th Plenary Session (Venice, 21-22 June 2019) – Revised Draft Annotated Agenda 
CDL-PL-OJ(2019)002ann-rev  French  12/06/2019 -  Public
119e session plénière (Venise, 21-22 juin 2019) - projet d'ordre du jour annoté révisé 

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