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5th session of the Conference of Prosecutors general of Europe - Celle (Lower Saxony, Germany), 23-25 May 2004

"Discretionary powers of public prosecution: opportunity or legality principle- advantages and disadvantages"

The Conference was organised in cooperation with the Prosecutor general of Celle, Lower Saxony (Germany) and brought together high level prosecutors from almost all Council of Europe member States.

Other themes concerned:
- The role and organisation of public prosecution and international courts and bodies and its relations with national prosecution services;
- Prosecutors’ duties outside the criminal sector
- Fundamental principles of ethics for Prosecutors.

In preparation to the Conference, its coordinating Bureau prepared a questionnaire with a view to collecting information concerning the present situation of Public Prosecution in Europe with regard to the implementation of Recommendation (2000) 19 on the role of public prosecution in the criminal justice system and with regard to the themes addressed at the Conference.

Replies to the questionnaires


 Questionnaire
Compilation of replies to the questionnaire (in the language of the replies)
Addendum to the compilation

 

Reports


 Report by Mr Marc Robert, Chair of the Co-ordinating Bureau 

 

"Discretionary powers of public prosecution: opportunity or legality principle - Advantages and disadvantages"
Introductory Memorandum by Mr Marc Robert, Chair of the Co-ordinating Bureau 
Report by Prof. Jörg Martin Jehle,  Department of Criminology, University of Göttingen (Germany)

Contribution by Mr Robert Biever, State Prosecutor (Luxembourg)
Contribution by Mr Jerzy Szymanski, Prosecutor, National Prosecutor’s Office (Poland)
Contribution by Italy

"Prosecutors' duties outside the criminal sector"
Introductory Memorandum by Mr Marc Robert, Chair of the Co-ordinating Bureau
Report by Mr Silvij Sinkovec, Supreme State Prosecutor, Office of the Prosecutor General of Slovenia

 

Programme and Conclusions

Programme

- English


Conclusions

- English
- Conference’s summary

 

Speeches and Presentations

Message from Ms Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister of Justice in Germany


Opening address by Mr Harald Range, Prosecutor General of Lower-Saxony


The role and organisation of public prosecution in international courts and bodies and its relations with national prosecution services by Mr Serge Brammertz, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court


Intervention by Mr Egbert Myjer, Chief-Advocate-General at the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam


Intervention by Mr Gherardo Colombo, Prosecutor, Milan (Italy)


Intervention by Mr Peter Polt, Prosecutor General of Hungary


Message by Mr Massoud Al-Amiri, Substitute Attorney-General of the State of Qatar


Closing speech by Mr Harald Range, Prosecutor General of Lower-Saxony