On 24 January 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a text (Recommendation 2121 (2018)) – “The case for drafting a European convention on the profession of lawyer“ in which it calls on the Committee of Ministers of the Organisation to draft and adopt a convention on the profession of lawyer.

Council of Europe bodies concerned with the matter, including the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ), have been consulted by the Committee of Ministers in order to draw up its reply to the Parliamentary Assembly.

In its reply to the Parliamentary Assembly of January 2019, the Committee of Ministers entrusted the CDCJ, in close consultation with the other relevant committees, with the task of preparing a study on the feasibility of such a convention, the findings of which will serve as a basis to decide whether or not to embark on a normative work.

This study is currently in preparation.

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