European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ)

 


European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ)  

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, 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).

CDCJ held its 90th plenary meeting from 28 to 30 October 2015 where the current and future activities were discussed and a new Chairmanship was elected. As from 1st January 2016, the committee will be led by Ms Zuzana Fišerová (Czech Republic) as the Chair; Mr Lennart Houmann (Denmark) will be the new Vice-Chair. I would like to congratulate them on their election and wish them every success.

In this transition phase and above all end-of-year period, please let me offer all of you my Season Greetings and wish you Happy New Year 2016.

I also thank you for your visits during this year and hope you will continue to follow CDCJ activities and their progress by exploring this website on a regular basis.

Francesco Crisafulli
(Italy)

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Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child: a first comprehensive guide to European law in the area of children's rights which takes into account both the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. To consult please see http://fra.europa.eu/en/publication/2015/handbook-european-law-child-rights.

Progress Implementation Report of the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017
More information available on the Gender Equality website.
 
 Council of Europe Treaties - recent developments.
 
 
 
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).


HIGHLIGHTS
Conference on “Promoting Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Ambitions, Impact and Challenges Ahead”(Dublin, Ireland on 5-6 November 2015)
For more information see the Brief Report of the Conference.
 
Workshop on Strategic Planning for the Ukrainian National Bar Association, 9-10 October 2015, Kyiv, Ukraine see more

 

European Court of Human Rights:
  Matúz v. Hungary;  Judgment; Press Release - Whistleblowing journalist dismissed for publishing a book criticising his employer in breach of confidentiality clause
   Mennesson / 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).