Since its establishment in 1963, the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) is a standard-setting body, with a wide scope of competence in the field of public and private law.

The CDCJ, as a steering committee:

  • Reports directly to the Committee of Ministers.
  • Makes proposals of texts to the Committee of Ministers for their adoption.
  • Makes proposals concerning the overall priorities in its fields of competence, future work and draft terms of reference.
  • More on the background of the CDCJ.
  • Word from the CDCJ Chair.

Legal instruments


 Recommendations, resolutions and guidelines

Key information and documentation

 Reports and Studies


 ECHR  Case-law

Co-operation tools

 Free civil legal aid decision-making tool - and its electronic tutorial (in Russian only)