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Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)

www.coe.int/ccpeRecognising the essential role of the public prosecutor in the criminal justice system of a State governed by the Rule of Law, the Committee of Ministers decided in July 2005 to institutionalise the yearly Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe (CPCE) through the creation of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE).

This consultative body to the Committee of Ministers composed of high level prosecutors of all member States has in particular the task to prepare opinions for the Committee of Ministers on issues related to the prosecution service, to promote the implementation of Recommendation Rec(2000)19, and to collect information about the functioning of prosecution services in Europe.
 

News... (27/02/2017)


Meeting of the CCPE working group in charge of drawing up Opinion No. 12 on the rights of victims, witnesses and vulnerable persons

The CCPE working group in charge of drawing up Opinion No. 12 on the rights of victims, witnesses and vulnerable persons will meet in Strasbourg on 27 and 28 February 2017 in view to examine the draft structure of the Opinion.
Draft agenda

Plenary meeting of the CCPE and adoption of the Opinion on The quality and efficiency of the work of prosecutors, including major current challenges in fighting terrorism and organised crime

The 11th plenary meeting of the CCPE took place in Strasbourg on 17 and 18 November 2016. On this occasion, the CCPE adopt Opinion No. 11 on The quality and efficiency of the work of prosecutors, including major current challenges in fighting terrorism and organised crime. The CCPE members also discussed the setting up of a regular evaluation mechanism on the independence and impartiality of the judiciaries of the Council of Europe member States.
Meeting report
Opinion No. 11 on the quality and efficiency of the work of prosecutors, including when fighting terrorism and serious and organised crime

Joint mission to Rabat of the CEPEJ, the CCJE, the CCPE and the Venice Commission

A team of CEPEJ, CCPE, CCJE and Venice Commission experts will visit Rabat from 27 to 29 September 2016 to meet the authorities of the Ministry of Justice and Freedom for a benchmarking exercise in the field of the Council of Justice and the status of judicial professionals.

 

Following the events that have taken place in Turkey in the recent days, the Bureau of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) expresses its position on the situation of prosecutors

Statement from the Bureau of the CCPE (22 July 2016)

Report from the CCJE and the CCPE on the main challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in Council of Europe member States

The Bureaus of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) and the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) have jointly submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe a report on the Challenges for judicial independence and impartiality in the member states of the Council of Europe. This report follows the Secretary Generals 2015 report: State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe a shared responsibility for democratic security in Europe, where the CCJE and CCPE were requested to urgently draft a comprehensive review of the main challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in member states. This report is published together with a document compiling the comments on this report, forwarded to the Secretariat by the member states of the Council of Europe.
Report from the CCJE and the CCPE on the main challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in Council of Europe member States
Comments from the member States on the report
 

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European Court of Human Rights


Case Moulin v. France
(Application No. 37104/06, Judgement of 23/11/2010 - in French)
The decision, which was long awaited, is historic and may have important consequences on the architecture of the French justice system: in France, prosecutors, being independent neither of the executive nor of the parties to the proceedings, are not judicial authorities.


  The press


Prosecutors and Judges are claiming for the independence of the public prosecutor's office (Le Monde, 20/11/2009) (in French)


  The conferences


21st Annual Conference & General Meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) :

"The Prosecutor and the Investigator"

Dublin, Ireland

11-15 September 2016

"Les journes de l'Europe"

Tunis, Tunisia

24-26 May 2016

High-Level Conference of Ministers of Justice and representatives of the Judiciary Sofia (Bulgaria) 21-22 April 2016

 

 



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