Outcome of the 99th plenary meeting of the CDCJ

23-25 November 2022 Strasbourg (hybrid)

The European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) held its 99th plenary meeting in Strasbourg and by videoconference from 23 to 25 November 2022. It gathered a total of 90 participants, 49 representing 40 member States and the rest other States, organisations and bodies, including the Council...

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Report on the review of the implementation of the Council of Europe Plan of Action on Strengthening Judicial Independence and Impartiality

25 November 2022 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) issued its report on the review it carried out with respect to the implementation of the Council of Europe Plan of Action on Strengthening Judicial Independence and Impartiality (“Sofia Action Plan”) by Council of Europe member states. The...

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CDCJ grants observer status to the CCBE and the ICJ

24 November 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 23 November 2022, the European Committee on Legal Cooperation decided at its 99th plenary meeting to grant observer status to two organisations that can contribute to the achievement of its objectives, namely the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the International...

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CDCJ Chair presents the work of the CDCJ before the GR-J

17 November 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 17 November 2022, Christoph Henrichs, Chair of the CDCJ, held an exchange of views on the committee’s work with the Committee of Minister’s Rapporteur Group on Legal Co-operation (GR-J). The discussion focused on the CDCJ’s work in the area of Rule of Law, notably the findings and conclusions...

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Outcome of the 6th CJ/ENF-ISE meeting

4-5 OCTOBER 2022 Dublin, Ireland

At its 6th meeting, held in Dublin from 4 to 5 October 2022, the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Parental Separation and in Care Proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE) held a hearing with selected stakeholders and made progress in the elaboration of...

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2nd meeting of the CDCJ limited Working Group on Migration (CDCJ-MIG)

12-13 October 2022 Rome, Italy

On 12 and 13 October 2022, the CDCJ ‘s working group on migration held its second meeting in Rome, Italy, to review the draft Guide for Practitioners on administrative detention of migrants and asylum seekers. The working group also discussed and approved its work programme, timetable and working...

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Interactive hearing held on the protection of the best interests of the child and his/her rights in parental separation and in care proceedings

4 October 2022 Dublin (hybrid)

The Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Best interests of the Child in Parental Separation and in Care Proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE) held on 4 October a hearing which provided a platform for member states to engage with representatives international non-governmental organisations, professional...

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Hear our voices – the rights and best interests of the child in parental separation and care proceedings

3 October 2022 Dublin (hybrid)

Considering the voice of children and young people in determining their best interests in family courts during parental separation and care proceedings was the focus of an international conference which took place in Dublin on 3 October under the Irish Presidency of the Council of Europe. The...

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North Macedonia: The Council of Europe and the UNHCR join forces to discuss access to social and economic rights and integration related services for refugees and stateless persons

21 September 2022 Skopje, North Macedonia

Access to social and economic rights and integration related services for refugees and stateless persons are in focus of the joint roundtable co-organised by the Council of Europe and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on 21 September 2022, in Skopje (North Macedonia). Participants will be...

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2nd meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Protection of Lawyers (CJ-AV)

11-13 July 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Committee of Experts on the Protection of Lawyers (CJ-AV) held its second meeting in Strasbourg on 11-13 July 2022 and continued its work on a future convention to strengthen the protection of the profession of lawyer and the right to practise the profession without prejudice or restraint....

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