A Word from the Chair
As Chair of the European Committee on Legal Co-operation
(CDCJ) I would like to welcome you to the Committee website and
hope your visit will be interesting and informative (for more on the Committee...).
CDCJ activities tackle common challenges such as those
addressed in the recommendation on preventing and resolving
disputes on child relocation that the Committee
of Ministers has recently adopted (see below), or the need to
develop a legal instrument on
the regulation of lobbying
activities, or to explore
the issue of digital evidence (see in more detail under
“activities” on the menu to the left of this page).
At their meeting on 26 and 27 February 2015
the Bureau members discussed the Committee’s
work to be undertaken this year and took the
necessary steps to this end and for
consideration by CDCJ at its meeting
scheduled this Autumn.
This website will be updated as work advances and in order to follow its progress we would like
to invite you to continue exploring on a regular basis.
We thank you for your visit and hope to see you again
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
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).
Child relocation: adoption of Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)4 on preventing and resolving disputes
(Council of Europe Journal
including reference to Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)4 on child relocation).
European Court of Human Rights:
Matúz v. Hungary;
Press Release - Whistleblowing journalist dismissed for publishing a book criticising his employer in breach of confidentiality clause
/ Labassee v. France;
Judgment - Mennesson;
Judgment - Labassee; Press Release (French only) liens de filiation pour des enfants nés d’une GPA à l’étranger (links of filiation for children born through surrogacy (GPA) abroad)