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Building Unity in Europe
10 May 1990

Help for constitutional standard-setting

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The Venice Commission was founded after the fall of the Berlin Wall as new countries were emerging and starting to build modernised systems to guarantee the rights of their citizens. It gathers independent experts on law coming from the court system, the academic world or from national parliaments whose job it is to assist and advise individual countries on their constitutions, to make sure that democratic institutions function correctly and that human rights are protected. It plays an important role in conflict resolution in countries that are going through or have suffered inter-ethnic strife and has worked closely with countries from South East Europe and the Caucasus. It partners with other bodies from the Council of Europe and beyond on issues relating to elections, referendums and political party matters and co-operates with constitutional courts both within and beyond Europe.