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50th Anniversary of the René Cassin Foundation - International Institute of Human Rights - Conference on the Rule of Law

12/12/2019
Palais des droits de l'homme, Strasbourg - On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the René Cassin Foundation - International Institute of Human Rights will organise, with the support of the City of Strasbourg, a conference on "The state of the Rule of Law in Europe ". This event will take place in Strasbourg in the premises of the European Court of Human Rights (Press Room) on 12 December 2019.

The purpose of this day, which is intended for a very wide audience, is the definition of the rule of law, the presentation of the normative framework and the setting up of a new monitorin... read more

CYPRUS - The Venice Principles

11/12/2019
Nicosia - The Venice Commission is organising in cooperation with the Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights of Cyprus and the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen a conference entitled “The role of "the Venice Principles" in strengthening the ombudsman institutions".

67th meeting of the Council for Democratic Elections

05/12/2019
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Electoral processes: Preventing and responding to the misuse of administrative resources - Conference

02/12/2019 - 03/12/2019
Tbilisi - The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and The Venice Commission will hold a Regional Parliamentary Conference on “Preventing and responding to the misuse of administrative resources during electoral processes: the role of national parliaments”. The event will be hosted by the Parliament of Georgia.

This conference is organised for parliamentarians and central election commissions from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine as part of the project financed by voluntary contributions to the Action Plans for Georgia and Ukraine.

RUSSIA - IXth International Congress of Comparative Law

02/12/2019
Moscow – The Chair of the Scientific Council of the Venice Commission professor Jan HELGESEN as well as other members of the Commission will participate in the IXth International Congress of Comparative Law. The event is entitled «LEGAL VALUES IN THE FOCUS OF COMPARATIVE LAW» and organised by the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law of the Government of the Russian Federation.

GEORGIA - Seminar on election dispute resolution

29/11/2019
Tbilisi – The Venice Commission, in cooperation with the Electoral Assistance Division of the Directorate General for Democracy of the Council of Europe and the Georgian authorities, is organising a seminar entitled “Election dispute resolution in Georgia: challenges and steps ahead”.

GEORGIA – Toolkit for election dispute resolution

29/11/2019
Tbilisi – The Venice Commission, in cooperation with the Electoral Assistance Division of the Directorate General for Democracy of the Council of Europe and the Georgian authorities, has elaborated a Toolkit for election dispute resolution.

It will be presented to the actors concerned by the processes of election dispute resolution in Georgia.

President of the Venice Commission calls on the institutions of the Republic of Moldova to work together to ensure the independence and integrity of the judiciary

27/11/2019
Council of Europe, Strasbourg - Today the President of the Venice Commission made the following statement:

“Following my meeting with the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova, I am very concerned about the current conflicts among the different institutions of the state.

Self-serving and divisive attitudes must be avoided. The Republic of Moldova needs to prove that it is a viable constitutional state, governed by the Rule of Law.

The Constitution must be respected. The mandate and powers of the State institutions must be observed. In this respect I ... read more

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