60th meeting of the CAHDI, Strasbourg, 24-25 March 2021

In a political climate which encourages interdependence between states, international law is constantly developing, and is increasingly becoming a key factor in the organisation of inter-state relations. The Council of Europe is accordingly working to co-ordinate its member states' activities in this field.

The Council of Europe does it through its Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI), an intergovernmental committee which brings together the legal advisers of the Ministries of foreign affairs of the member States of the Council of Europe as well as of a significant number of observer States and Organisations.

In this site you will be able to find out about the CAHDI, its structure, composition, functioning, as well as its activities including adopted texts, publications and unrestricted working documents.

Three databases containing information about the practice of Council of Europe member and observer states in various fields of public international law can be consulted on the site. Users can search for and consult information concerning "Immunities of States and international organisations", "Organisation and functions of the Office of the Legal Adviser in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs" and "Implementation of UN sanctions".

Statement of Mr Petr VÁLEK, Chair of the CAHDI, at the 1391th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 8 December 2020

8 December 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Chair of the CAHDI, Mr Petr VÁLEK, held an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers on 8 December 2020. He provided them an overview on the contribution of the CAHDI to the Council of Europe activities as well as the CAHDI contribution beyond the Council of Europe and its liaison...

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CAHDI Side-Event during UNGA Sixth Committee: “The CAHDI Contribution to the International Law Practice”

31 October 2019

On 31 October 2019, the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York and the Council of Europe Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) organised a side-event in the framework of the “International Law Week” of the UNGA Sixth Committee at the...

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The CAHDI Chair participated at the 58th Annual Session of the AALCO

21-25 October 2019

The Chair of the CAHDI, Mr Petr Válek, participated as an Observer at the Fifty-Eighth Annual Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), which took place in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, on 21-25 October 2019. The CAHDI Chair made a statement during the...

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Statement of Mr. Pavel Šturma, Chair of the International Law Commission (ILC), at the 58th meeting of the CAHDI

26 September 2019

Mr Pavel Šturma provided the CAHDI experts with an overview of the Report of the 71st session (2019) of the International Law Commission. In this respect, he reviewed the different topics under consideration by the ILC, as well as their respective progress, in particular concerning the...

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