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 with a wide scope of competence in the field of public and private law.  Its main role is to draw up standards commonly accepted by the 46 member states and to foster legal co-operation among them.

Standard-setting activities

Moreover, the standards that the CDCJ has developed and the expertise of the members of its Committee are used in the framework of legal co-operation projects developed for the benefit of member States and neighbourhing countries wishing to benefit from assistance in their justice sector reforms.


Co-operation projects