Statement of Mr Petr VÁLEK, Chair of the CAHDI, at the 1349th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 12th June 2019

12 June 2019 Strasbourg, France
The Chair of the CAHDI, Mr Petr VÁLEK, held an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers on the 12th June 2019. He provided them an overview on the contribution of the CAHDI to the Council of Europe activities as well as the CAHDI contribution beyond the Council of Europe and its liaison...

Statement of Mr Petr VÁLEK Chair of the CAHDI, at the 71st Session of the International Law Commission on 31 May 2019

31 May 2019 Geneva, Switzerland
The Chair of the CAHDI, Mr Petr VÁLEK, held an exchange of views with the International Law Commission (ILC) on the 31st of May 2019. The full version of the presentation is available at the following link.

Presentation of Ambassador Emil Ruffer, Chair of the Committee of Ministers’ Rapporteur Group on Legal Co-operation (GR-J), Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe

21 March 2019 Strasbourg, France
Ambassador Ruffer provided the CAHDI with an overview of the role and work of the Committee of Ministers’ Rapporteur Groups, in particular the one on Legal Co-operation (GR-J), which he chairs. He further presented the interaction between the work of the CAHDI and the GR-J, which reviews the...

Presentation of Judge Ivana Hrdličková, President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), during the 57th meeting of the CAHDI

21 March 2019 Strasbourg, France
The President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), Judge Ivana Hrdličková, provided the CAHDI experts with an overview of the role and functioning of the STL, as well as the main challenges faced by it. In her presentation, Judge Hrdličková recalled the historical background in which this...

Presentation of Mr Pavel Šturma, Vice-Chair of the International Law Commission (ILC), during the 56th meeting of the CAHDI

21 September 2018 Helsinki, Finland
Mr Pavel Šturma provided the CAHDI experts with an overview on the Report on the 70th session (2018) of the International Law Commission. In this respect, he reviewed the different topics of work of the ILC as well as their respective progress, in particular concerning the "Subsequent agreements...

Presentation of Mr Stephen Mathias, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, during the 56th meeting of the CAHDI

20 September 2018 Helsinki, Finland
Mr. Stephen Mathias provided the CAHDI with an overview of current issues being addressed by the UN Office of Legal Affairs. Mr. Mathias addressed the need, when establishing international criminal tribunals, to consider issues such as residual functions, long-term costs, and governance. He also...

Statement of Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, Chair of the CAHDI, at the 70th Session of the International Law Commission on 19 July 2018

19 July 2018 Geneva, Switzerland
The Chair of the CAHDI, Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, held an exchange of views with the International Law Commission (ILC) on the 19th July 2018. The full version of the presentation of Ms Päivi Kaukoranta is available at the following link.

Statement of Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, Chair of the CAHDI, at the 1319th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 13th June 2018

13 June 2018 Strasbourg, France
The Chair of the CAHDI, Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, held an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers on the 13th June 2018. In particular Ms Kaukoranta informed the Ministers' Deputies on the participation in the CAHDI meeting of the Secretary General of the Asian African Legal Consultative...

Presentation of Mr. Allan Rosas, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, during the 55th meeting of the CAHDI

23 March 2018 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Mr. Allan Rosas provided the CAHDI experts with an overview on “The European Court of Justice and Public International Law” and in particular on the European Union as an external actor and subject of international law; the conclusion of international agreements; the status of international law in...

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

21 September 2017 Strasbourg, France
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...

Statement of Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, Chair of the CAHDI, at the 69th Session of the International Law Commission on 6 July 2017

6 July 2017 Geneva, Switzerland
The Chair of the CAHDI, Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, held an exchange of views with the International Law Commission on the 6th July 2017. The full version of the presentation of Ms Päivi Kaukoranta is available at the following link.

Statement of Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, Chair of the CAHDI, at the 1289th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 14th June 2017

14 June 2017 Strasbourg, France
The Chair of the CAHDI, Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, held an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers on the 14th June 2017. The full version of the presentation of Ms Päivi Kaukoranta is available at the following link.

Presentation of Mr Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice, during the 53rd meeting of the CAHDI

24 March 2017 Strasbourg, France
The President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Mr Ronny Abraham, provided the CAHDI with an overview of selected challenges currently being faced by the ICJ. In his presentation Mr Abraham underlined that during 2016 the ICJ experienced a high level of judicial activity and he...

Presentation of Mr Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, during the 53rd meeting of the CAHDI

23 March 2017 Strasbourg, France
Mr Guido Raimondi provided the CAHDI experts with a general overview of the role and functioning of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) as well as its current caseload before turning, in more detail, to recent judgments before the ECHR relating to public international law. The full version...

Presentation of Mr Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, during the 52nd meeting of the CAHDI

16 September 2016 Brussels, Belgium
Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr Miguel de Serpa Soares, provided the CAHDI with an overview of selected issues currently being dealt with by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs. In his presentation, the Legal Counsel Mr Serpa Soares focused on...

Presentation of Mr Pedro Comissário Afonso, Chairperson of the International Law Commission, during the 52nd meeting of the CAHDI

15 September 2016 Brussels, Belgium
Mr Pedro Comissário Afonso gave the CAHDI an overview of the recent activities of the International Law Commission (ILC) and the topics discussed during the ILC’s 68th Session in Geneva this year. His presentation touched on topical issues related to the protection of persons in the event of...

Conference on “The CAHDI contribution to the development of public international law: achievements and future challenges”

23 September 2015 Strasbourg
A Conference on “The CAHDI contribution to the development of public international law: achievements and future challenges” has been held on 23 September 2015 in Strasbourg on the occasion of the 50th meeting of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI). This...

Declaration on Jurisdictional Immunities of State Owned Cultural Property

23 March 2017 Strasbourg, France
Background At the 45th meeting of the CAHDI (Strasbourg, 25-26 March 2013), the delegation of the Czech Republic, supported by the delegations of Austria and of the Netherlands, presented an initiative aimed at elaborating a Declaration in support of the recognition of the customary nature of the...

Statement by the Chair of the CAHDI, Mr Paul Rietjens, at the 1260th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies

15/06/2016 Strasbourg
(French only) Je suis ravi de me présenter aujourd’hui devant vous pour la seconde fois afin de vous présenter les dernières activités, les principales réalisations et les travaux futurs du Comité des Conseillers juridiques sur le droit international public – le CAHDI – que j’ai l’honneur de...


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