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Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Tunisia on Venice Commission’s agenda


Ref. DC 120(2013) Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Tunisia on Venice Commission’s agenda
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Strasbourg, 11.10.2013 – The Council of Europe’s advisory body of legal and constitutional experts, the Venice Commission, is holding a plenary session in Venice on 11 and 12 0ctober.

Documents likely to be adopted at the meeting include:
- A joint Venice Commission/Council of Europe opinion on the extent to which the new draft law on the public prosecutor’s office complies with European standard
- A joint opinion from the Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR assessing proposed changes to legislation on parliamentary elections

- An opinion on the compatibility of recent anti-defamation laws with European standards, including two judgments against Azerbaijan from the European Court of Human Rights

- An opinion on the final draft constitution, as request by the Speaker of the National Constitutional Assembly in June

- An opinion on proposed changes to the constitution concerning the powers of the Georgian parliament and the procedure for revising the constitution

Bosnia and Herzegovina
- An amicus curiae brief on whether the choice of 9 January as a national holiday in the Republika Srpska could be considered discriminatory under the European Convention on Human Rights and other international standards

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Draft annotated agenda

Secretary General
Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
Secretary General urges further ratifications
Commissioner for Human Rights
Fighting violence against women must become a top priority
Human Rights Commissioner comments on the convention on violence against women entering into force

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