The Venice Commission and its impact on the justice system

Proceedings of The International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

Year: 2019


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The Venice Commission and its impact on the justice system

Jonida Mehmetaj




A number of organizations have set up structures and bodies for the purpose of creating a state in accordance with democratic principles and the rule of law. The European Commission for Democracy through Law known as the Venice Commission is one of the bodies that serves as a guide for the implementation of legal systems based on democratic standards, as well as shows his name. Legal advice and legal assistance to its member states have been part of the Venice Commission’s activity since its creation. Therefore this study tries to figure out who’s Venice Commission, which is its impact and how it works. The study attempts to identify the principles and objectives that guide its activity, its composition, its organization, the entities eligible to submit the request and competencies of this Commission. Consideration is given to the decision-making process and its implementation along with the stages through which the adoption of an Opinion goes through. Another issue to be addressed concerns the non-binding nature of the Opinions adopted by this Commission. The study aims to understand the role of this body as a provider of first aid, the adaptation and consolidation of legal systems to each other in the international arena, despite the non-binding character of the acts adopted by it.

Keywords: decision making; functions; opinions;  organization; standard.