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Support to the improvement of the capacity of the Inspectorate to the Supreme Judicial Council of Bulgaria

Call for consultancy services

Application deadline: 11 August 2019 Bulgaria

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a Project on “Support to the improvement of the capacity of the Inspectorate to the Supreme Judicial Council of Bulgaria” to strengthen the institutional and the administrative capacity of the Inspectorate to the Supreme Judicial Council of...

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Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine”

Call for tender for provision of international expertise

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2019 Ukraine

Call for tender on purchase of international consultants services for the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” The Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” is launching a tender procedure for...

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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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New Publication

Electronic evidence in civil and administrative proceedings

Council of Europe Publishing has just published, bringing together in a single document, the Council of Europe Guidelines on electronic evidence in civil and administrative proceedings, adopted on 30 January 2019, and their explanatory memorandum.

The Guidelines constitute the first international instrument in the field, designed to serve as a practical tool. They deal with oral evidence taken by a remote link; the use of electronic evidence; collection, seizure and transmission of evidence; relevance; reliability; storage and preservation; archiving; awareness-raising; the review of relevant technical standards; and training and education.

 


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.

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