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125th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

11/12/2020 - 12/12/2020
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

71st meeting of the Council for Democratic Elections

10/12/2020
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

124th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

08/10/2020 - 09/10/2020
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

70th meeting of the Council for Democratic Elections (TBC)

07/10/2020
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Austria - Constitutional Justice

01/10/2020 - 02/10/2020
Vienna - The Austrian Constitutional Court will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Eurasian Association of Constitutional Review Bodies

28/08/2020
Nur-Sultan - Meeting of the Eurasian Association of Constitutional Review Bodies.

Association of Asian Constitutional Courts

27/08/2020 - 28/08/2020
Nur-Sultan - 4th Congress of the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions

Joint Council on Constitutional Justice

02/07/2020 - 04/07/2020
Zagreb – at the invitation of the Constitutional Court of Croatia, the 19th meeting of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice of the Venice Commission will be held on 2-4 July 2020 in Zagreb.

123rd Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

19/06/2020 - 20/06/2020
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

69th meeting of the Council for Democratic Elections

18/06/2020
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa

10/06/2020 - 12/06/2020
Maputo, Mozambique - 3rd International Symposium of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CCJA)

Ibero-American Conference of Constitutional Justice

10/06/2020 - 12/06/2020
Cartagena, Colombia - XIII Congress of the Ibero-American Conference of Constitutional Justice.

Constitutional Justice - Southern Africa

2020
Arusha – The Venice Commission will participate in the Conference of the Southern African Chief Justices Forum.

Conference of European Constiutional Courts

26/05/2020 - 29/05/2020
Prague - XVIIIth Congress of the Conference of European Constiutional Courts

Hungary - Constitutional Court - 30th anniversary

01/04/2020 - 03/04/2020
Budapest - 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Constitutional Court of Hungary.

World Conference on Constitutional Justice

21/03/2020
Venice - 15th meeting of the Bureau of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice.

Constitutional Justice - Latvia

20/03/2020 - 21/03/2020
Riga - Conference co-organised by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Latvian Constitutional Court on the topic “EUnited in diversity: between common constitutional traditions and national identities”.

122nd Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

20/03/2020 - 21/03/2020
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

68th meeting of the Council for Democratic Elections

19/03/2020
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

“The legal limits of direct democracy” – International workshop

28/02/2020
Zurich - A delegation of the Venice Commission will participate in an international workshop entitled “The legal limits of direct democracy”.
The Code of good practice on referendums and its revision process will be presented to the participants of the workshop.

The event is organised by the Institute for International and Comparative Constitutional Law of the University of Zurich with the support of the European Research Council.

Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova

19/02/2020 - 21/02/2020
Chisinau - The Venice Commission will participate in the International conference on “Constitutional Justice and the Society’s Reaction: When the Solutions of the Constitutional Courts are in Disagreement with the Majority Opinion of the Society”

ALBANIA - forthcoming opinion - country visit

13/02/2020 - 14/02/2020
Tirana

AZERBAIJAN - Early parliamentary elections – legal assistance to the PACE election observation delegation

09/02/2020
Baku - A delegation of the Venice Commission will accompany the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) election observation delegation to advise on the legal framework of the of the early parliamentary elections held on 9 February 2020 in Azerbaijan.

The delegation will observe the opening, voting and counting processes of the elections.

EU TAIEX Workshop on Political party financing

27/01/2020
Sarajevo - A representative of the Venice Commission will take part in the TAIEX Workshop on “Political party financing – experience so far and next steps”, organised by the European Commission in co-operation with Bosnia and Herzegovina Election Commission, which will take place in Sarajevo on 27 and 28 January 2020.

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA – Urgent opinion published

22/01/2020
Strasbourg, Council of Europe - Today the Venice Commission made public the Urgent Joint Opinion on the draft amendments to the Law of the Republic of Moldova No. 947/196 on Superior Council of Magistracy. The request came from the Minister of Justice of Moldova.

ALBANIA - request for opinion by PACE

20/01/2020
The Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly requested an opinion of the Venice Commission concerning the Albanian Law no. 97/2013 “on Audiovisual Media Service”.

Urgent request for opinion / country visit - POLAND

09/01/2020 - 10/01/2020
On 2 January 2020 the Venice Commission received from the Marshal of the Senate of Poland, Mr Tomasz Grodzki, a request for an opinion on the amendments to the laws on the judiciary adopted by the Polish Sejm on 20 December 2019. These amendments are to be examined by the Senate at the upcoming January Session. For this reason the Bureau of the Venice Commission authorised the preparation of an urgent opinion by the rapporteurs.

A delegation of the Venice Commission visited Warsaw on 9 and 10 January 2020 and met with the requesting authority and other interlocutors.

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