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Project in Turkey for Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Court of Cassation: Launching events

20-21 June 2019 Ankara (Turkey)

A launching conference and workshop on the project “Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Court of Cassation“ took place in Ankara on 20 and 21 June 2019. The project, jointly funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, is envisaged to last three years. Its main aim is to...

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Projects in Turkey on “Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State”

2 calls for consultancy services

Deadline: 8 July 2019 Turkey

The Council of Europe is currently looking for international and national consultants with a particular expertise on Administrative Law and justice and effectiveness of justice system in order to support the implementation of the project on “Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative...

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Advance directives for incapacity

The controversy surrounding Vincent Lambert's case in France shows how important it is to put in place protective arrangements for future incapacity by means of advance directives. It is a voluntary measure to decide, when still fully able to do so, on the personal matters that we will entrust to...

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January 2019
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"The administration and you” - A handbook


Presentation of the handbook by Ms Caroline Daly, Expert in administrative law (Ireland), Handbook Consultant.

The Council of Europe publishes a handbook entitled “The administration and you”. This handbook sets out and explains the substantive and procedural principles of administrative law concerning relations between individuals and public authorities with commentary backed up by references to the Council of Europe legal instruments (conventions, recommendations and resolutions) from which each principle is drawn and to the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

It can be found online at CDCJ and be ordered at Council of Europe Publishing.

At a glance

The European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) is the Council of Europe intergovernmental body responsible for the standard-setting activities of the Council of Europe in the field of public and private law.

The competence of CDCJ is defined by the terms of reference that it is given directly by the Committee of Ministers, the statutory decision-making body of the Organisation, depending on the priorities of the Council of Europe and the needs of member States. Its main role is to draw up standards commonly accepted by the 47 member states and to foster legal co-operation among them. It also supports member states, upon request, to implement the standards it drew up and in providing expertise in its fields of competence in the framework of their justice reforms.

Standard-setting activities

Co-operation projects