Meeting between ELI President and CoE Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in Strasbourg (France)


On 20 March 2018, European Law Institute (ELI) President Wendehorst was welcomed by Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Thorbjørn Jagland to the CoE in Strasbourg. Founded in 1949, the CoE is an international organisation whose stated goals are to uphold human rights, democracy and rule of law in Europe and to promote European culture.

You can read more about the CoE here.

Given the overlap in the interests of both the CoE and the ELI, the meeting provided an opportunity for President Wendehorst and Secretary General Jagland to discuss recent developments. Among other things, reference was made by Wendehorst to the recently adopted ELI Projects on Business and Human Rights: Access to Justice and Effective Remedies (undertaken in cooperation with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, FRA) and on Common Constitutional Traditions in Europe. You can find out more about these Projects here.

President Wendehorst and Secretary General Jagland also exchanged ideas on possible cooperation in the future between these two institutions, and on the Secretary General speaking at a key ELI event.