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Elections and referendums - 15th Anniversary General Assembly Meeting and Conference of the ACEEEO

31/08/2006 - 02/09/2006

Riga/Jurmala (Latvia) - The Venice Commission’s secretariat takes part in the 15th Anniversary General Assembly Meeting and Conference of the ACEEEO (Association of Central and Eastern European Election Officials), which addresses in particular the issues of National Referendum – Technical and Legal Aspects, and of E-voting and E-democracy.

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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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