Centre Charles De Visscher pour le droit international et européen


The Charles De Visscher Center for International and European Law (CeDIE) carries out research activities in international issues, and in particular in public international law, private international law, European law and human rights.

The Center of International Law was created in 1963 and became the Charles De Visscher Center in 1973. Its title honors Professor Charles De Visscher (1884-1973), who has marked public international law after the war. He was, among others, President of the Institute of International Law, Judge at the International Court of Justice, and Minister.

From the start, the Center has seen international law as a broad concept, covering both public international law and private international law.

Since the emergence of European law, the Charles De Visscher Center has been the managing body for various fundamental teachings and research in European law.

Since 2006, this work has been supported by the creation of a Chair of European Law.

Professor Pierre d'Argent was elected President of the CeDIE in September 2020.


Intensive School on Asylum and Migration Law

EDEM participates from November 23 to 27, 2020 in the first edition of the Intensive School on Asylum and Migration Law, in partnership with the University Mohamed I of Oujda. Technical...

Cahiers du CeDIE

A new Cahier du CeDIE has been written by Anne-Lise Sibony and is entitled "Did You Say ‘Theories of Choice’? On the Limited and Variable Appetite for Theories in Consumer Law" . Voir tous...

New Cahier du CERDHO

We maintain close ties with the Centre for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law of the Catholic University of Bukavu. We relay on our site their monthly notebooks.   Août...

New work : Het Migratiepact: kroniek van een crisis

A book entitled "Het Migratiepact: kroniek van een crisis" has just been published by Die Keure. It contains contributions from EDEM members Sylvie Sarolea, Eleonora Frasca and Francesco Gatta

Press release: thesis of Trésor Maheshe Musole

Just out of the press, the thesis defended at UCLouvain by Trésor Maheshe Musole, now Professor at the Catholic University of Bukavu. Refugee status and political rights In search of a...

New article published in the McGill Journal of...

Jean-Yves Carlier, François Crépeau and Anna Purkey have just published an article in the  McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law entitled  "From the 2015 European 'Migration...

Collective work: Making and Breaking Family Ties

In a collective work entitled Faire et défaire les liens familiaux, a publication edited by Laura Odasso and Aurélie Fillod-Chabaud, Sylvie Sarolea and Laura Merla question family reunification....

Cahiers de l'EDEM - Louvain Migration Case Law Commentary

Each month, the Cahiers de l'EDEM propose to analyze decisions or new texts and to comment on them.

Press release : Code de droit des migrations

Press release : le Code de droit des migrations Two volumes containing the main standards applicable in Belgian migration law. With the participation of several members of the EDEM.

VULNER : New Collective Volume

Hart and Nomos Publising proposes a collective volume entitled Humanitarian Admission to Europe: The Law between Promises and Constraints edited by Marie-Claire Foblets and VULNER scientific...