59th meeting of the CAHDI, Prague, 24-25 September 2020

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".

CAHDI Side-Event during UNGA Sixth Committee: “The CAHDI Contribution to the International Law Practice”

31 October 2019
On 31 October 2019, the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York and the Council of Europe Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) organised a side-event in the framework of the “International Law Week” of the UNGA Sixth Committee at the...

The CAHDI Chair participated at the 58th Annual Session of the AALCO

21-25 October 2019
The Chair of the CAHDI, Mr Petr Válek, participated as an Observer at the Fifty-Eighth Annual Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), which took place in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, on 21-25 October 2019. The CAHDI Chair made a statement during the...

Statement of Mr. Pavel Šturma, Chair of the International Law Commission (ILC), at the 58th meeting of the CAHDI

26 September 2019
Mr Pavel Šturma provided the CAHDI experts with an overview of the Report of the 71st session (2019) of the International Law Commission. In this respect, he reviewed the different topics under consideration by the ILC, as well as their respective progress, in particular concerning the...

Presentation of the new CAHDI publication “Immunities of Special Missions” by Sir Michael WOOD and Mr Andrew SANGER, during the 58th meeting of the CAHDI

27 September 2019 Strasbourg, France
Sir Michael Wood, member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) and former Chair of the CAHDI, together with Mr Andrew Sanger, Lecturer of the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge, prepared an analytical report on legislation and practice of member States of the Council...