Quick Response Mechanism during the Partnership for Good Governance II (2019-2023)

The Quick Response Mechanism is a Partnership for Good Governance tool, by which the European Commission for Democracy through Law (better known as the Venice Commission) may provide ad-hoc legal advice to respond to requests for legislative analysis and related assistance from the concerned countries or the European Commission.

Geographically, the QRM covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. Its scope of work includes all the issues falling within the area of competence of the Venice Commission, in particular:

  • democratic institutions and fundamental rights;
  • elections, referendums and political parties;
  • constitutional and ordinary justice

Some recent examples of the use of the QRM include opinions by the Venice Commission for cases in Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.