Lighting the Shade: Application of ECHR in Areas of Conflict

1 September 2022 Galway

Mr Polakiewicz attended the Conference Lighting the Shade: Effective Application of ECHR in Areas of Conflict in Europe on 1 September, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Please click here for the conference programme. Please click on the links below to watch the full conference (Mr...

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Russia's explusion from the Council of Europe - communication to the 62nd meeting of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI)

24 March 2022 Strasbourg

Speaking points Mr Jörg POLAKIEWICZ Russia's explusion from the Council of Europe - communication to the 62nd meeting of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) Strasbourg (hybrid), 24 March 2022 Dear Alina, Dear CAHDI experts and colleagues, The world is no...

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The rule of law - towards a common definition?

10 December 2021 Colloquium of the René Cassin Foundation

The rule of law - towards a common definition? Colloquium of the René Cassin Foundation, Strasbourg, 10 December 2021 Jörg Polakiewicz * Introduction In my almost 30-year career at the Council of Europe, I have had to deal with the concept of the rule of law on several occasions. As a...

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VÖLKERRECHTSLUNCH - Interview with Mr Polakiewicz

Upcoming Event on 5 April 2021

29 March 2021 Völkerrechtsblog

*German only* The interview with Mr Polakiewicz will take place on Monday, 5 April 2021, between 12pm-1pm where he will provide insight into his career and current activities. Afterwards, students and other interested parties will have the opportunity to ask questions. The event notice and the...

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Complementarity and Effectiveness of Council of Europe Soft Law

Roundtable on Regulation in the 21st Century

15 February 2021 Videoconference

Please find below the speaking notes of Mr Polakiewicz on which he based his intervention: CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Introduction The Statute of the Council of Europe (CoE) names recommendations and conventions or agreements as instruments to achieve its objectives: greater unity between its...

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Second plenary meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI)

Overview of the Council of Europe’s typology of legal instruments

7 July 2020 Videoconference

Please click here for Mr Polakiewicz's presentation titled "Overview of the Council of Europe’s typology of legal instruments".

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Videoconference of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe on Protection of Human Life and Public Health in the context of a pandemic

17 June 2020 Videoconference

Please click here to watch the conference (Mr Polakiewicz's contribution starts after 38 minutes) Speaking notes - It is an honour for me to participate in this exchange of views. - Being the organisation’s legal adviser, I would like to address the issue of states of emergency and derogations....

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FREMP/COHOM meeting

EU accession to the ECHR: How to square the circle?

9 March 2020 Brussels

Mr Polakiewicz made a presentation at the FREMP/COHOM meeting today in Brussels. Please find below the text of his speech and click here to view his presentation. *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY EU accession to the ECHR: How to square the circle? Ladies & gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to share...

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Legal Opinion on Budapest Cybercrime Convention

Use of a ‘disconnection clause’ in the second additional protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

29 April 2019 Strasbourg

On 12 April, the Secretary to the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY), Mr Alexander Seger requested a legal opinion on the following: What would be the legal and policy implications of and what would be the arguments for or against an EU-specific disconnection clause (e.g. along the lines of...

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EU und Europarat: Ungleichlauf der Menschenrechte

Die EU und der Europarat wollen europäischen Menschenrechtsschutz organisieren. Doch das Nebeneinander der beiden Institutionen sorgt für Effizienzverluste und Unwuchten im Abstimmungsprozess / von Jörg Polakiewicz

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