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Petr Válek started his chairmanship of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe
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Petr Válek started his chairmanship of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe

 

Petr Válek, the Director of the International Law Department, was elected a Chair of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) at the last CAHDI meeting. It is the first time that a representative of the Czech Republic has been elected to this position. CAHDI deals with questions of international law, for instance with the immunities of States and international organizations, reservation to treaties and international humanitarian law.

At the meeting of CAHDI in Strasbourg from March 21 to March 22, 2019, the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Emil Ruffer, informed in his contribution on the activities of the Committee of Minister’s Rapporteur Group on Legal Cooperation (GR-J), which he currently chairs. This Group focuses on independence and efficiency of justice and legal aspects of counter-terrorism and fight against corruption. Ambassador Ruffer underlined in his speech the interlinkage between the activities of the Group and the activities of the CAHDI.

Judge Ivana Hrdličková, the President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, was another guest of this meeting of CAHDI. In her speech, she recalled the origin of this international criminal tribunal and its unique features, such as application of principles of both common law and civil law systems, the application of Lebanese criminal code and international law and decision on the definition of terrorism for the purpose of this court.

Petr Válek started his chairmanship of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe.

Petr Válek started his chairmanship of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe.

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