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Constitutional Justice - Russian Federation

26/10/2006 - 28/10/2006

Moscow, "President Hotel" - the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Institute for Public Law and Policy and the Venice Commission organise a multilateral Conference on the “Common legal space of Europe and practice of constitutional justice”.

This event takes place in the framework of the Russian Chairmanship of the Committee
of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

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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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