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Electoral issues - 28th Annual Conference of the ACEEEO

25/09/2019 - 26/09/2019

Ljubljana – The Venice Commission participated in the 28th Annual Conference of the Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO). The topic of the event was “Judicial protection of electoral rights and the transparency of elections”.

The annual conference focused on the following issues of protection of electoral rights:

- best practices of the EMBs' dialogue with other stakeholders;
- most effective ways of the cooperation between the EMBs and the courts;
- practical aspects of transparency of elections from the perspective of the EMBs.

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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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