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.

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".

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Declaration

Declaration on Jurisdictional Immunities of State Owned Cultural Property

2 June 2016 Strasbourg
Background At the 45th meeting of the CAHDI (Strasbourg, 25-26 March 2013), the delegation of the...
Special guest

Presentation of Ms Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), during the 51st meeting of the CAHDI

3-4 March 2016 Strasbourg
Ms Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi gave the CAHDI an overview of the current situation and state of...
Special guest

Presentation of Ms Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Ombudsperson of the Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, during the 51st meeting of the CAHDI

3-4 March 2016 Strasbourg
Ms Catherine Marchi-Uhel informed the CAHDI of the transition period between the term of office...
Conference

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:...


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