European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)

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

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1990-05-10 Strasbourg France


10 May 1990, Strasbourg (France), as a Partial Agreement of the D-XD0435 - 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.


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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Commission; Scientific Council; Council for Democratic Elections; Joint Council on Constitutional Justice. Sub-Commissions (12).


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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