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Constitutional Justice– Francophonie

05/12/2006 - 07/12/2006

Yaoundé - – Upon invitation by the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), the Venice Commission presents its CODICES database in the meeting on “Collection, Management and Distribution of Law in the Francophone Space” organised by the Delegation for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights of OIF and the Secretariat general of the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon.

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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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