European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)

Commission européenne pour la démocratie par le droit (Commission de Venise)

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History

10 May 1990, Strasbourg (France), as a Partial Agreement of the Council of Europe (CE). Became an Enlarged Partial Agreement by Resolution adopted by the Committee of Ministers, 21 Feb 2002. Also referred to as Venice Commission of the Council of Europe -- Commission de Venise du Conseil de l'Europe.

Aims

Act as consultative body operating in the field of constitutional law understood in a broad sense; provide legal advice to member states and, in particular, help states wishing to bring their legal and institutional structures in line with European standards and international experiences in the fields of democracy, human rights and the rule of law; ensure dissemination and consolidation of a common constitutional heritage, playing a unique role in conflict management, and provide emergency constitutional aid to states in transition.

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Activities

Politics/policy/regulatory; research/documentation; guidance/assistance/consulting; events/meetings.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 69 countries
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UIA Org ID

E1426

Last News Received

19. Oct 2016
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