On June 25 2021, the international seminar "Execution of the decisions of the Constitutional Courts and equivalent bodies: theory and practice" was held online in co-operation with the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The meeting allowed to exchange views on effectiveness of the constitutional review, revision of judicial and other decisions aiming at implementing resolutions of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan as well as legislative initiatives and development of draft laws in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
The seminar was opened by the Chairman of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kairat Mami, the President of the Venice Commission, Gianni Buquicchio, and the Ambassador of the European Union to Kazakhstan - Sven-Olov Carlsson. Representatives of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Constitutional Courts of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic as well as the Venice Commission experts from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Moldova and Georgia shared their experiences based on the national contexts, identified common issues with regards to the effectiveness of constitutional review and possible ways for its improvement.
The seminar was organised in the framework of the joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union – Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2023. The Venice Commission implements the third component of this Programme, namely “Promoting Efficient Functioning of State Institutions and Public Administration”.