Anna A. Kashirkina
Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4269-8262
Abstract. The review highlights the 129th plenary session of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), which took place on December 10—11, 2021, at which a number of important organizational issues were resolved, in particular, the election of a new President of the Venice Commission, his/her deputies, and new composition of the subcommissions were approved. Also, during the VC session, opinions on the legislation of Albania, Cyprus, Ukraine, Serbia, Hungary, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Kosovo were discussed and adopted. The topics of the VC opinions are related to the implementation of constitutional and judicial reforms, electoral legislation, protection of human rights, prevention and combating domestic violence, etc.
Based on the results of the opinions adopted by the Venice Commission, noteworthy conclusions were drawn, as well as proposals and recommendations were formulated concerning both specific issues of amending the legislation of individual States and the expert approaches of the Venice Commission to assessing the observance and protection of human rights in accordance with international and European standards. In addition, the session under review saw a radical renewal of the governing bodies of the Venice Commission.
Keywords: Venice Commission, Chairman of the Venice Commission, elections, legislation, constitution, opinion, human rights, electoral legislation, international standards, the rule of law, referendum, judicial system
For citation. Kashirkina A. A. Review of the 129th Plenary Session of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) (10—11 December 2021). Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2022, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 121—129. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2022.028