In a political climate which encourages interdependence between states, international law is constantly developing, and is increasingly becoming a key factor in the organisation of inter-state relations. The Council of Europe is accordingly working to co-ordinate its member states' activities in this field.

 

53rd meeting of the CAHDI, Strasbourg, 23-24 March 2017

The Council of Europe does it through its Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI), an intergovernmental committee which brings together the legal advisers of the Ministries of foreign affairs of the member States of the Council of Europe as well as of a significant number of observer States and Organisations.

In this site you will be able to find out about the CAHDI, its structure, composition, functioning, as well as its activities including adopted texts, publications and unrestricted working documents.

Three databases containing information about the practice of Council of Europe member and observer states in various fields of public international law can be consulted on the site. Users can search for and consult information concerning "Immunities of States and international organisations", "Organisation and functions of the Office of the Legal Adviser in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs" and "Implementation of UN sanctions".

Declaration on Jurisdictional Immunities of State Owned Cultural Property

23 March 2017 Strasbourg
Background At the 45th meeting of the CAHDI (Strasbourg, 25-26 March 2013), the delegation of the Czech Republic, supported by the delegations of Austria and of the Netherlands, presented an initiative aimed at elaborating a Declaration in support of the recognition of the customary nature of the...

Presentation of Mr Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, during the 52nd meeting of the CAHDI

16 September 2016 Brussels, Belgium
Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr Miguel de Serpa Soares, provided the CAHDI with an overview of selected issues currently being dealt with by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs. In his presentation, the Legal Counsel Mr Serpa Soares focused on...

Presentation of Mr Pedro Comissário Afonso, Chairperson of the International Law Commission, during the 52nd meeting of the CAHDI

15 September 2016 Brussels, Belgium
Mr Pedro Comissário Afonso gave the CAHDI an overview of the recent activities of the International Law Commission (ILC) and the topics discussed during the ILC’s 68th Session in Geneva this year. His presentation touched on topical issues related to the protection of persons in the event of...

Conference on “The CAHDI contribution to the development of public international law: achievements and future challenges”

23 September 2015 Strasbourg
A Conference on “The CAHDI contribution to the development of public international law: achievements and future challenges” has been held on 23 September 2015 in Strasbourg on the occasion of the 50th meeting of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI). This...


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