103rd Plenary Session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

20 June 2015 - Professor Jasna Omejec, President of the Court and a member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) from the Republic of Croatia participated in its 103 Plenary Session, held in Venice from 19 to 20 June 2015. In the framework of its regular activities related to the constitutional assistance, elections and referendum issues, the Commission adopted, among other documents, also the following opinions and reports: the opinion on Media Legislation of Hungary, the joint opinion by the Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR on the amendments to the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, the opinion on the Law on the People's Advocate of the Republic of Moldova; declaration on interference with judicial independence in Turkey, the report on restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of association of judges, following a request by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; the report on the method of nomination of candidates within political parties and the preliminary report on exclusion of offenders from Parliament. The Commission was also informed on the preparations for the meeting of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts to be held in Batumi, Georgia, in 2017 and held an exchange of views with representatives of the Committee of Ministers, of the Parliamentary Assembly and of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. The next session is scheduled for December 2015.