Council of Europe experts urge Jersey to increase money laundering convictions

24/05/2016 Strasbourg

Jersey has a mature and sophisticated regime for tackling money laundering and the financing of terrorism, as well as an internationally-recognised mechanism to ensure transparency of beneficial ownership information. However, the number of money laundering convictions and confiscations is...

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Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in Georgia

23/05/2016 Tbilisi

The conference will look at the impact that the European Court of Human Rights has on the life of ordinary citizens, discuss the execution of the European Court’s judgments in Council of Europe member States, including Georgia. Moreover, it will highlight the role that national institutions in...

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New project against economic crime launched in Kosovo*

23/05/2016 Pristina

On 26th of May 2016, a high-level conference in Pristina will mark the launch of the European Union and Council of Europe Joint Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo (PECK II). The conference will be addressed by high level political representatives of the Kosovo authorities, the European...

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T-CY plenaries and the 2016 Octopus Conference

13/05/2016 Strasbourg

The dates of the T-CY plenaries have been set for 2016: 24-25 May, Strasbourg, 15th T-CY plenary preceded by a hearing with data protection community on 23 May. 14-15 November in Strasbourg, 16th T-CY plenary. For more information about the T-CY, visit the Committee's page. Octopus conference...

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Pompidou Group participated at UNGASS 2016

14/05/2016 New York

UNGASS 2016 is behind us, but the discussion about the future of global drug policy it is not over. It is an important milestone. The UNGASS outcome document provides directions for future work that can be prioritised according to needs and other circumstances. It highlights the roles of...

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Regional training on administrative anti-corruption inquiries

19/05/2016 Strasbourg

A four-day regional training on risk-based administrative anti-corruption inquiries is being held in Strasbourg from 17 to 20 May 2016. The training brings together practitioners from several inspection bodies, audit authorities and anti-corruption agencies of Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia....

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Training on corporate criminal liability for prosecutors and investigators in Belarus

17/05/2016 Minsk

Within the framework of the Joint Council of Europe / European Union PCF Project for Belarus “Good Governance and Fight against Corruption”, the Council of Europe is organising a two-day training on “Liability of Legal Entities” for prosecutors and investigators from Belarus on 17-18 May 2016, in...

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The Venice Commission at the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation

17/05/2016 Saint-Petersburg

The President of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (known as the Venice Commission) Gianni Buquicchio addressed an International Conference organised on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the activity of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. The conference,...

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Research on biological materials of human origin: new recommendations to member States

12/05/2016 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted yesterday a new set of recommendations to the member states on the removal, storage and use of biological materials for research purposes. It takes into account new developments in the field of biobanking, such as the increasingly...

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Launching of the HELP/UNHCR Course on the ECHR and Asylum in Greece

11/05/2016 Athens

The HELP/UNHCR course on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and asylum was launched in Athens on 11 May 2016 for a first pilot group of 30 Greek lawyers, in cooperation with the Athens bar Association (and the CCBE as a partner) in the context of a wider conference on the protection...

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