CDCJ is preparing a draft instrument codifying existing international standards relating to the conditions in which migrants are held in administrative detention.
This codifying exercise is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
In 2016 a study has been undertaken on the feasibility for CDCJ to undertake an activity on online dispute resolution (ODR) mechanisms with reference to Articles 6 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
As a follow-up to the feasibility study, the CDCJ decided to start, in 2017, work on the preparation of a technical study.
The Internet and new technologies have an impact on rules of evidence and modes of proof before the courts. A comparative study on this issue (primarily in areas of civil and administrative law proceedings) has been undertaken (to be published on this website).
Possible follow-up to the study will be examined by CDCJ in November 2017.
A review is being carried out on member states follow-up action to Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)11 on principles concerning continuing powers of attorney and advance directives for incapacity, adopted by the Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe on 9 December 2009.
The draft report on this review will be examined by CDCJ in November 2017.
A comparative analysis of existing data on free civil legal aid schemes in the member states (with particular attention to the key obstacles to the effective working of these schemes and to a gap analysis) has been prepared for CDCJ in order to explore the feasibility of future work in this field.
CDCJ is considering the scope of possible follow-up work to this study.
CDCJ has completed preparation of a draft recommendation on the legal regulation of lobbying activities in the context of public decision making.
This text is expected to be adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in the course of 2017, for a subsequent promotion by CDCJ in member states.
On 30 April 2014 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)7, prepared by CDCJ, for protecting individuals who report or disclose information on acts and omissions in the workplace that represent a serious threat or harm to the public interest (“whistleblowers”).
CDCJ promotes and supports the implementation of this recommendation in member states.
On 17 November 2010 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Guidelines on child-friendly justice, prepared by CDCJ.
CDCJ promotes and supports the implementation of these Guidelines in member states.
On 13 April 2016 the Committee of Ministers of Europe adopted the Council of Europe Plan of Action on “Strengthening judicial independence and impartiality”. The Plan of Action was based, inter alia, on a report on the review of the follow-up action by Council of Europe member states to Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)12 on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities, adopted by Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 17 November 2010 and which was prepared by the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ).