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Minority Rights Questions Addressed by the Venice Commission in 2008

Minority Rights Questions Addressed by the Venice Commission in 2008 Pierre Garrone* and Simona Granata Menghini** Minority Rights Questions Addressed by the Venice Commission in 2008 In the course of the period under consideration, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (hereinafter the ‘Venice Commission’) addressed the issue of dual voting for persons belonging to minorities and provided expert assessment on the (draft) Constitution of Montenegro, including the constitutional entrenchment of the rights of persons belonging to national minorities. Moreover, the Venice Commission held a seminar on “the participation of minorities in public life”. I. Dual Voting for Persons Belonging to Minorities A. Introduction 1. Background Th e issue of electoral law and minorities has regularly been on the agenda of the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe body responsible for constitutional mat- * JD. Head of the Division of Elections and Referendums of the European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France. ** Head of the Division of Democratic Institutions and Fundamental Rights of the Venice Commission. Th e authors thank Alain Chablais, JD, Head ad interim of the Secretariat of the Frame- work Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, for his contribution (section III). Th e views expressed herein are solely http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Minority Rights Questions Addressed by the Venice Commission in 2008

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Pierre Garrone* and Simona Granata Menghini** Minority Rights Questions Addressed by the Venice Commission in 2008 In the course of the period under consideration, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (hereinafter the ‘Venice Commission’) addressed the issue of dual voting for persons belonging to minorities and provided expert assessment on the (draft) Constitution of Montenegro, including the constitutional entrenchment of the rights of persons belonging to national minorities. Moreover, the Venice Commission held a seminar on “the participation of minorities in public life”. I. Dual Voting for Persons Belonging to Minorities A. Introduction 1. Background Th e issue of electoral law and minorities has regularly been on the agenda of the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe body responsible for constitutional mat- * JD. Head of the Division of Elections and Referendums of the European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France. ** Head of the Division of Democratic Institutions and Fundamental Rights of the Venice Commission. Th e authors thank Alain Chablais, JD, Head ad interim of the Secretariat of the Frame- work Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, for his contribution (section III). Th e views expressed herein are solely

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Feb 9, 2010

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