powers-attorney-advance-directives-incapacityThe terms of reference 2016-14 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), 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, including the author's proposals and suggestions for future action by the Council of Europe and member sates, was presented to the CDCJ at its 92nd plenary meeting  (22-24 November 2017).  The report will be finalised and published in 2018.