European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ)

 


European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ)  
PRESENTING CDCJ CHAIR
Ms Zuzana Fišerová
(Czech Republic)
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First woman Chair for a number of years

- Elected Chair as of January 2016 by the CDCJ
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t its last meeting (October 2015)
- CDCJ experience
Long-standing active member of CDCJ - Member of CDCJ Bureau since 2012 - Vice-Chair of CDCJ in 2014 and 2015

- Other experience

Director - International Department for Civil Matters and Junior Deputy Minister of Justice - Ministry of Justice – participates in a number of other relevant activities (Civil law committee of the Council of the EU, European judicial network in civil and commercial matters, Hague conference of private international law, member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of European Law (ERA), lecturer in private international law etc.).

WORDS FROM THE CHAIR
I am most honoured to accept this position that has been held by my many remarkable predecessors.  I intend to guide the committee’s members in their work and discussions as effectively and as efficiently as possible and uphold the trust they have placed in me.

Acting in an area of law (mainly civil and administrative) that will touch most of us at some stage of our lives, the relevance and topical aspects of the work of the CDCJ have always been of particular interest to me. In today’s rapidly changing society, it is paramount that legislation remains relevant to existing and developing needs while promoting the fundamental values of the Council of Europe. The CDCJ works towards this goal, providing legal standards and on-going guidance when and where required.  This is reflected in its activities and follow-up that can be consulted through the menu to the left of the page. CDCJ's work benefits from the committee's close co-operation with other Council of Europe bodies as well as governmental and intergovernmental institutions and other international organisations.

I am excited by this new and challenging role as Chair. I will endeavour to build on the committee’s innovation and competence, my own experience as a CDCJ member as well as my involvement in other international fora (see "other experience" above) to ensure the committee continues to be inspired, creative and efficient in its activities.

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AT A GLANCE

The European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) is an intergovernmental body, set up in 1963 under the auspices of the Committee of Ministers, which is responsible for the standard-setting activities of the Council of Europe in the field of public and private law.

The CDCJ's main role is to draw up standards commonly accepted by the 47 member states and to foster legal co-operation among them.

The CDCJ is composed of representatives of all member states - principally from the ministries of justice - who meet once a year at the headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France),
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