This type of legally binding act is no longer used since the Treaty of Lisbon came into force December 2009. This particular decision was used to address policies in the field of justice and home affairs (JHA), or, from 2003 tot 2009, police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters (PJC).
The decision (JHA/PJC) was replaced by the decision i in the Lisbon Treaty.
Area of application
This particular type of decision was not directly applicable. Instead, decisions (JHA/PJC) were aimed at facilitating and strengthening cooperation between the member states in the field of justice and home affairs and later the more narrow field of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters. Supportive measures in this policy area were decided upon by different means at a later stage.
For outlining policies the framework decision i was used.
Adopting decisions (JHA/PJC)
Decisions (JHA/PJC) were decided upon by the Council of Ministers.
The decision (JHA/PJC) is obsolete since December first 2009.