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Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law (DG I)

Meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Turkey

15 January 2019 Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg - on 15 January 2019, representatives of the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe (DG I) met with representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Turkey to learn about the preparations under way for a new Justice Reform Strategy. DG I took note of...

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"The administration and you” - A handbook


Presentation of the handbook by Ms Caroline Daly, Expert in administrative law (Ireland), Handbook Consultant.

The Council of Europe publishes a handbook entitled “The administration and You”. This handbook sets out and explains the substantive and procedural principles of administrative law concerning relations between individuals and public authorities with commentary backed up by references to the Council of Europe legal instruments (conventions, recommendations and resolutions) from which each principle is drawn and to the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

It can be found online at CDCJ and be ordered at Council of Europe Publishing.

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.

Standard-setting activities

Co-operation projects