European Conference of Prosecutors - Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation),
2-3 July 2008
"The role of the public prosecution in the protection of human rights and public interests outside the criminal law field"
A Conference on the theme "The role of the public prosecution in the protection of human rights and public interests outside the criminal law field"
was held in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation) on 2-3 July 2008.
At the close
of their two-day discussions dealing with the role of the Public Prosecution
outside the criminal law field, the Prosecutors General of the 47 Council of
Europe member states, stressed the importance for prosecution services to
respect principles enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights and the
case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
participants underlined that despite the absence of common European legal norms
and rules regarding tasks, functions and organisation of prosecution services,
in all Council of Europe member states, prosecutors have an important role and
duty to protect human rights, safeguard the law and defend the public interest.
Wednesday 2 July
9:00 - 9:30
Opening address by
Yuri Chayka, Prosecutor General of the Russian
Federation - Russian only
Opening address by Terry Davis, Secretary
General of the Council of Europe
"The prosecutor: a
pillar for democratic society" by Thomas
Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for
9:30 - 10:30
"Protection of human rights and prosecution services in
Germany" by Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister of Justice of
Germany - German |
"Protection of individual interests of children, elderly
people, disabled people, victims and other vulnerable
groups, conducted by the prosecution services" by
Tetiana Korniakova, Deputy Prosecutor General
"Activity of the prosecution services of human
rights and public interests in the European countries of
the continental law system" by Jean-Jacques Zirnhelt,
President of the Council of General Prosecutors of the