Established in 1990, the European Commission for Democracy through Law, also known as the Venice Commission - after the name of the city where it normally holds its meetings- is the Council of Europe's advisory body on constitutional matters.
The Commission has played a key role in the adoption of constitutions compliant with European constitutional standards by former communist countries of Eastern Europe.
The role of the Venice Commission is to provide legal advice to its member States and, in particular, to help States wishing to bring their legal and institutional structures into line with European standards and international experience in the fields of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
The participation and support of the Veneto Region in the activities of the Venice Commission is regulated by Regional Law n. 21/2018, art. 7 "Relations with the European Commission for Democracy through Law".
Data ultimo aggiornamento: 06 aprile 2023