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History

Established Nov 1993, with the title K4 Committee, by governments of countries of the European Communities (EC), to establish Cooperation in the Field of Justice and Home Affairs (CJHA) as the 'third pillar' of European Union (EU) within the framework of Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty). The Treaty of Amsterdam, signed 2 Oct 1997 following agreement among the Heads of State and Government 16-17 June 1997, Amsterdam (Netherlands), at a meeting of European Council, established a new section on freedom, security and justice, bringing some areas previously within the remit of the 'third pillar' into the framework of the Community. Functions as a Council working group. Subsequently changed title to Comité de l'article 36 (CATS) -- Article 36 Committee, when the EU treaty was renumbered. Ceased to exist since entry into force of Treaty of Lisbon Treaty.

Aims

Coordinate the competent working groups in the field of police and judicial cooperation (third pillar); prepare the relevant work of the Permanent Representatives Committee.

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Activities

Was responsible for: implementation of initiatives currently in the hands of working groups set up under Trevi Group; coordinating policies on expulsion of unwanted immigrants; finger-print exchange system; overseeing establishment of European Police Office (Europol).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 27 countries
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Subjects *

  • Birds, Mammals
    • Carnivores
  • Defence
    • Police

UIA Org ID

E1857

Last News Received

14. Oct 2013
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