The Council of Europe works mainly through conventions. The development of international conventions or treaties establishes common legal standards for their member states. However, several conventions have been opened for the signing of third countries. The Convention on Cybercrime (signed. B) is an important example. Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States), the Lisbon Convention on the Recognition of Periods and Diplomas (signed by Australia. B, Belarus, Canada, the Holy See, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand and the United States), the Anti-Doping Convention (signed. B by Australia, Belarus, Canada and Tunisia) and the Convention on the Conservation of European Fauna and Flora in Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, as well as the European Community). Third countries also participate in several partial agreements, such as the Venice Commission, the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO), the European Pharmaceutical Commission and the North-South Centre. Although the Council of Europe has a close relationship with the European Union, it is not part of the EU. The Council of Europe is also not associated with the « European Council » (European Council, Consejo Europeo, European Council, Consiglio europeo), which is an extraordinary meeting of the EU Council of Ministers.
The only difference between « conventions » and « agreements » is the form by which a state can consent to hiring. Agreements may be signed, with or without reservation, of ratification, acceptance or approval. Conventions can be ratified in principle. See the standard clauses for concluding the agreements and agreements concluded by the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe cannot legislate in a binding way, but it has the power to impose selected international agreements, concluded by European states on various subjects. The council of Europe`s best-known body is the European Court of Human Rights, which enforces the European Convention on Human Rights. The « European Treaties » series includes `conventions`, `agreements`, `charters`, codes, `framework conventions` and `framework conventions`. All of these instruments are treaties within the meaning of the Vienna Convention. The Council of Europe has established the framework for the negotiation and conclusion of more than 100 multilateral agreements between its member states (often referred to as « European treaties »). The texts of the treaties in French and English are officially published by the Secretary-General in separate numbered brochures (linked to the legal library) in the « European Treaty » (E.T.S.) series, since 2004, the series has been called the « Council of Europe Contract Series » (C.E.T.S.) (KJC39 .
C97). The treaties are reprinted by the Council in European conventions and agreements (KJC39). C96), which also contains statements and reservations from the parties, an explanation of the contractual process and other useful information. Contracts are available in other typical contractual sources and on the Council`s website. The site also provides information on signatures and ratifications. · International Court of Justice: a United Nations judicial body based in The Hague.