powers-attorney-advance-directives-incapacityThe terms of reference of the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) include the review of selected conventions and recommendations of the Committee of Ministers.

At its 90th plenary meeting (28-30 October 2015), the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) agreed to review the follow-up by member states to Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)11 of the Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe on principles concerning continuing powers of attorney and advance directives for incapacity. To this end, a questionnaire was sent to member states requesting information on how they have implemented the recommendation (“full” or “short” version).

The draft report on this review with its conclusions and recommendations for possible follow-up action, will be presented to the CDCJ at its plenary meeting in 2017.