Conference of the Parties

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About the Conference of the Parties


Warsaw Declaration and Action Plan

Convention and Explanatory Report



C198-COP Meetings

1st Meeting
22-23 April 2009

2nd Meeting
15-16 April 2010

3rd Meeting
7-8 March 2011

4th Meeting
12-14 June 2012
5th Meeting
12-14 June 2013 
6th Meeting
29 Sep - 1 Oct 2014


First Training Seminar
17-18 June 2010

Monitoring of the implementation of the Convention


Compilation of the Reference Documents
(as revised 15.06.12)

Useful links


International Standards

Presentation of the Convention
and its monitoring mechanism

The 2005 Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS 198), building on the success of the 1990 Council of Europe Convention (ETS 141) in one comprehensive instrument:


provides States with enhanced possibilities to prosecute money laundering more effectively;


equips States Parties with further confiscation tools to deprive offenders of criminal proceeds;


provides important investigative powers including measures to access banking information for domestic investigations and for the purposes of international co-operation;


covers preventive measures, and the role and responsibilities of financial intelligence units and the principles for international co-operation between financial intelligence units;


applies all its provisions to financing of terrorism;


covers the principles on which judicial international co-operation should operate between Contracting States Parties.

The new Convention provides for a monitoring mechanism through a “Conference of the Parties” to ensure that its provisions are being applied.

Chart of signatures
and ratifications

Treaties Office



15 June 2015

Training of rapporteurs (Strasbourg, 15-16 July 2015)

The Conference of the Parties to CETS no° 198 will hold its third training seminar for rapporteurs from States parties from 15 to 16 July 2015 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.

This training is essential to enable the Conference of the Parties to fulfil its mandate and monitor the implementation of the Convention by the Parties.

It is aimed at training selected national experts from the 26 State Parties on relevant provisions of the Convention so that they can act as Rapporteurs for the assessments conducted by the Conference of the Parties in the period 2016-2017. The rapporteurs will cover the three areas which are being evaluated by the Conference of the Parties, namely: (1) Legal requirements of the Convention; (2) Judicial international co-operation issues; (3) Functioning of financial intelligence units (FIUs).

The training will be conducted in both English and French and will consist of modules and practical exercises.