Venice Commission: Cooperation with Constitutional Courts (2017)
The European Commission for Democracy through Law – more commonly known as the Venice Commission – is an advisory body of Council of Europe in the field of constitutional law.
Since its establishment in 1990, the Venice Commission saw cooperation with constitutional courts as essential in promoting constitutionalism, understood as the idea that all action by the state should be confined to the limits set by the constitution. Constitutional courts and equivalent bodies (constitutional councils and supreme courts exercising such jurisdiction) are pivotal in ensuring that all branches of power respect the constitution.
Joint Council on Constitutional Justice
Bulletin on Constitutional Case-Law
Amicus curiae briefs
Seminars and conferences with the courts
World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ)
Cooperation with regional and linguistic groups
Support for constitutional courts under undue pressure
The Venice Commission