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18 October, 2007

President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia is elected the member of the Venice Commission

President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia is elected the member of the Venice Commission

The President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia Justice George Papuashvili left for Venice, Italy to attend the 72nd Plenary Session of the Venice Commission.

On 1 October 2007 Justice George Papuashvili was elected the member of the Venice Commission for a term of four years. It is the first time that the President attends the Venice Commission session having the legal status of a member of the Commission.

At the Plenary Session the Venice Commission will hold meetings with the Council for Democratic Elections, the Sub-Commission on the Protection of Minorities and the Sub-Commission on Democratic Institutions. An important part of the Session is the Mini Conference on "The Limits of Constitutional Control".

The Venice Commission was established in 1990 and it contributes greatly to harmonizing the constitutions of the Eastern European countries with the European constitutional standards.