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

11-13 July 2022 Strasbourg

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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Parental disputes on child relocation – evaluation report

6 JULY 2022 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

The European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ) issues a report evaluating the effectiveness of the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation CM/Rec (2015)4 on preventing and resolving disputes on child relocation. The report, prepared by Professor Cristina González Beilfuss under the supervision...

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World whistleblower day 2022: where do we stand?

23 June 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) issued today a report evaluating the state of play for the protection of whistleblowers in Europe. The report analyses whistleblower protection frameworks in Council of Europe member states since the adoption of the...

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CDCJ 98th Plenary meeting

1-3 June 2022 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) held its 98th plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 1-3 June 2022. During these three intensive and fruitful days, the CDCJ approved several reports and studies, notably the review of the implementation of the Sofia Action Plan on judicial...

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Ireland Chairmanship’s priorities and focus on family law

May-November 2022 Strasbourg, France

From May to November 2022, Ireland chairs the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Among the Irish Chairmanship’s priority areas, specific focus will be given to family law and the best interests of the child. An Intergovernmental conference on ‘Upholding the Best Interests of...

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CDCJ Working group on migration

1st meeting of the CDCJ limited Working Group on Migration (CDCJ-MIG)

19-20 May 2022 Strasbourg

On 19-20 May 2022, the CDCJ Working group on migration will hold its 1st meeting and will exchange views on the scope of the future Guide for Practitioners on administrative detention of migrants, taking into account the work conducted previously by the CDCJ in this area, and develop the elements...

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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)

5th CJ/ENF-ISE meeting report is now available

2-4 May 2022 Strasbourg

The report of the 5th meeting of 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 on 2-4 May 2022 is now available. At this meeting, the experts reviewed in particular the structure and...

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Committee of Experts on the rights and best interests of the child in the context of parental separation and in care proceedings (CJ/ENF-ISE)

Upcoming meeting of CJ/ENF-ISE

2-4 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 2-4 May 2022, the CJ/ENF-ISE will hold its 5th meeting and will discuss, inter alia, the content of a draft recommendation on the protection of the best interests of the child and his/her rights in parental separation situations and care proceedings, the planning for future consultations with...

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Work started on the elaboration of a new legal instrument to strengthen the protection of lawyers

6-8 April 2022 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Protection of Lawyers (CJ-AV) held its first meeting in Strasbourg, embarking on the work of a future legal instrument to strengthen the protection of the profession of lawyer and the right to practise the profession without prejudice or restraint. The CJ-AV,...

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Exclusion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe and suspension of all relations with Belarus

17 March 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 16 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers adopted a decision by which the Russian Federation ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe, after 26 years of membership. The decision was made in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe. As...

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