Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law
In remembrance of our CAHDI colleague Mr James KINGSTON
The CAHDI and its Chair deeply regret the death, on 18 April 2022, of one of its most longstanding members, Mr James KINGSTON (aged 54).
Mr KINGSTON, a qualified barrister, joined the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland and became its Legal Adviser and a member of its Management Board in 2009. In parallel, he was also a recognised lecturer in international and human rights law in several universities and a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration for more than 10 years. Mr KINGSTON was a CAHDI member from 2009 onwards. His kind personality and great contributions to the work of the Committee were greatly appreciated by his fellow CAHDI colleagues, who will remember him with affection.
The CAHDI members, its Chair and the Secretariat would like to pay tribute to James for his meaningful contribution to the work of CAHDI and for his rewarding kindness and friendship.
His memory will last with us.
62nd meeting of the CAHDI, Strasbourg, 24-25 March 2022
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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".