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.


53rd meeting of the CAHDI, Strasbourg, 23-24 March 2017

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".


Presentation of Mr Georg Nolte, Chairperson of the International Law Commission (ILC), during the 54th meeting of the CAHDI

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Presentation of Mr Georg Nolte, Chairperson of the International Law Commission (ILC), during the 54th meeting of the CAHDI

The Chairperson of the International Law Commission (ILC), Mr Georg Nolte, gave the CAHDI an overview of the recent activities of the ILC and the topics discussed during the ILC’s 69th Session in Geneva this year.  His presentation touched on topical issues related to crimes against humanity, the protection of the atmosphere, immunity of state officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, the provisional application of treaties, peremtory norms of general international la (jus cogens), the succession of states in respect of state responsibility, the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, general principles of law and evidence before international courts and tribunals.

The full version of the presentation of Mr Georg Nolte is available at the following (link).

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