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Best international practices and international standards

The “Rule of Law Platform – Central Asia” was created to support the objectives of the European Union’s “Rule of Law Initiative in Central Asia”.

  • The objective of the Platform is to contribute towards the development of a stable and democratic political framework and the well-functioning of economic structures in Central Asian countries.
  • The purpose of the Platform is to improve the capacity of Central Asian countries to contribute to the modernisation and reform of their legal and judiciary systems, by developing legislation and practises in all fields of law in line with internationally accepted standards.

This web resource provides links to the key international standards and recommendations in the following areas:

The key resource for this purpose is to be found in the “Main Reference Documents” of the European Commission for Democracy through Law, the “Venice Commission”: http://www.venice.coe.int/WebForms/pages/?p=01_Presentation

The work of the Venice Commission extends much wider than the Council of Europe. It has 59 member states: the 47 Council of Europe member states (including the 28 members of the European Union), plus 12 other countries (Algeria, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Mexico, Peru, Tunisia and the USA). The European Commission and OSCE/ODIHR participate in the plenary sessions of the Commission.