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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Council of Europe (COE)

Jörg Polakiewicz

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 July 2020

Relationship between international and domestic law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Council of Europe (COE) was the first European political organization founded with a view to achieving closer unity among its members (Regional Co-operation and Organization: European States). The idea of European unity had been propagated by philosophers and statesmen for several centuries. In the wake of World War I, various ideas about European integration had been put forward (History of International Law, World War I to World War II). In his book Pan-Europa published in 1923, Count Coudenhove-Kalergi called for a European federation and subsequently...
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