Conference to discuss abolition of the death penalty in Belarus

09/12/2016 Minsk

The Council of Europe is organising a conference on the abolition of the death penalty in Belarus, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus that will be held in Minsk on 13 December 2016. Ways to overcome obstacles to abolition will be looked at from three main angles:...

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Turkey had good reasons to declare the state of emergency but went too far with the emergency measures

09/12/2016 Venice

An opinion adopted today by the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts – the Venice Commission – concludes that Turkish authorities had been confronted “with a dangerous armed conspiracy” and had “good reasons” to declare the state of emergency, but that measures taken by the Government...

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109th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

09/12/2016 Venice

The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe holds its fourth and final plenary session of the year, where members are set to adopt several opinions on member states, including an assessment of Turkey’s emergency decrees since the failed coup...

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