Meeting SummaryThe Committee met to discuss and consider the following: draft report of the Constitutional Review Committee on a Study Tour to
The Committee could not adopt the above-mentioned reports due to a lack of a quorum. However, discussions ensued regardless, and the Committee made structural changes to its draft report on its Study Tour to
In terms of the draft report on 2010 Public Hearings, the Committee took note of the report’s typographical errors and requested corrective measures on these. There was no debate and or discussions on the content. It was resolved that the report would be considered and adopted at the Committee’s next meeting.
No concerns and or discussions were raised on the Annual Report of the Committee Jan-Nov 2010. It was resolved that the report would be considered and adopted at the Committee’s next meeting.
The Chairperson noted that the Committee could not approve any of the reports on the agenda as there not sufficient Members to constitute a quorum. However the Committee would continue with the meeting and discuss some of the issues.
Report on the Constitutional Review Committee on a Study Tour to
Dr M Oriani-Ambrosini (IFP) welcomed the draft report. He insisted that the main objectives of the Study Tour were not adequately captured in the report. He argued that the aim of the tour was, in part, to investigate
Ms B Mncube (ANC) argued that, in restructuring the report, the Findings needed to be in line with the Terms of Reference.
Mr A Ainslie moved that the majority party (ANC) would not be in a hurry to canvass for membership at the Venice Commission, because the Commission’s primary focus was on European issues. He felt that as part of the Lessons Learnt, the experience ought to be used to create a similar Commission for
Dr Oriani-Ambrosini replied that the focus of the Venice Commission was on non-democratic states.
The Chairperson ruled that, after hearing submissions from Mr Koornhof, Mr N Schmidt and Mr Swart it was immutable that the report should indicate that the Venice Commission had extended a special invitation for
Report on 2010 Public Submissions
The report was noted and it was agreed that it will be adopted, with amendments, at the Committee’s next meeting.
Report of Activities of the Constitutional Review Committee Jan-Nov 2010
The report was noted and it was agreed that it will be adopted at the Committee’s next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned.
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