Kazakhstan becomes Venice Commission’s full member
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 15 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree on Kazakhstan's membership in the European Commission for Democracy through Law, better known as the Venice Commission on March, 13. Thus Kazakhstan became a full member of the commission, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported.
"I am very pleased to welcome you as a new member of the Venice Commission...and I am confident that our cooperation will be strengthened in the coming months and years," the Ministry quotes the head of the Commission, John Buquicchio as saying.
Chairman of the Kazakh Constitutional Council Igor Rogov has been appointed as a member of the Venice Commission from Kazakhstan, Deputy Head of the Kazakh Presidential Administration Talgat Donakov has been appointed as deputy member of the Venice Commission from Kazakhstan.
Igor Rogov said that Kazakhstan's joining the Commission is a part of the Kazakh President's plan 'Way to Europe' and it is the evidence of Kazakhstan's high legal level.
"Kazakhstan's joining the Venice Commission will allow the country to adopt a practical experience of Europe in the field of constitutional law, elections and referendums, cooperation with constitutional courts and comparative studies on the democracy application," the Ministry reported.
The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) is the Council of Europe's advisory body on constitutional matters. Established in 1990, the commission has played a leading role in the adoption of constitutions that conform to the standards of Europe's constitutional heritage. The commission includes 58 full members and several observers.