Venice Commission plenary session

Venice (Italy) 21-22 June 2019
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Following a recent request from Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (“Venice Commission”) is expected to adopt an opinion on the constitutional situation in the Republic of Moldova with reference to conditions for dissolving parliament.

Montenegro’s Minister of Human and Minority Rights Mehmet Zenka is expected to join the session, ahead of the expected adoption of a draft opinion on a draft law on freedom of religion and beliefs and the legal status of religious communities in Montenegro.

Other opinions to be adopted concern emergency ordinances amending the Laws of Justice of Romania and a Tunisian draft law related to sustainable development and the rights of future generations.

The commission is expected to adopt a report that explores the impact of digital technologies during electoral campaigns, to identify risks of polarization and fragmentation.

Also expected to be adopted: a “checklist” on parameters on the relationship between parliamentary majorities and the opposition in democracies.

Finally, along with the OSCE/ODIHR, the commission is expected to adopt “joint guidelines” on freedom of peaceful assembly.

For more information on these and other items on the agenda

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