Las directrices revisadas de la Comisión de Venecia sobre la celebración de referendos

  1. López Rubio, Daniel
Eunomía: Revista en Cultura de la Legalidad

ISSN: 2253-6655

Year of publication: 2021

Issue: 21

Pages: 12-35

Type: Article

DOI: 10.20318/EUNOMIA.2021.6339 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Sustainable development goals


In October 2020, revised guidelines on the holding of referendums were adopted by the Venice Commission, being the original ones approved back in 2007. Without discussing the convenience of introducing these mechanisms for citizen participation into the domestic law of the members of the European Council, the guidelines establish a set of legal guarantees that must be met by domestic law in order to respect Human Rights, democratic principles and the rule of law. We will thereby analyse the updates introduced on equal opportunities among the contending parties in referendum campaigns; the funding and transparency of such campaigns; the clarity of the question; or the inevitable respect for the constitutional framework by the call for a referendum.