Anna A. Kashirkina
Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, venkom@ izak.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4269-8262
Abstract. The review aims to cover the 128th plenary session of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) held on October 15—16, 2021, in the so-called “hybrid” format. The format of the meeting assumed both the personal presence of a number of participants and online participation.
Within the framework of the considered session of the Venice Commission, its members and experts discussed and adopted opinions on the legislation of Albania, the Slovak Republic, Ukraine, the Republic of Serbia, the Netherlands, Hungary, the Republic of Armenia, United Kingdom, North Macedonia. The topics of inquiries, on which the Venice Commission opinions were prepared, were related to the implementation of constitutional reforms, electoral legislation, the protection of human rights, issues of the state of emergency, judicial reforms, etc. Based on the opinions adopted at the 128th plenary session, the Venice Commission made noteworthy conclusions, as well as formulated proposals and recommendations regarding both specific issues on amending legislation and general conceptual approaches to assessing the rule of law in states.
Keywords: Venice Commission, legislation, constitution, human rights, electoral legislation, state of emergency, referendum, judicial system
For citation. Kashirkina A. A. Review of the 128th Plenary Session of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) (15—16 October 2021). Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2022, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 103—113. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2022.015