Council of Europe Conferences of Ministers of Justice

26th Conference of European Ministers of Justice

7-8 April 2005, Helsinki (Finland)

 

Council of Europe Justice Ministers adopt five new resolutions in Helsinki

Justice ministers from the 46 Council of Europe member states today finalised two days of work by adopting five resolutions on debt problems, restorative justice, combating terrorism, judicial co-operation and the conditions of people detained in prison.
Conclusions and Resolutions adopted
Resolution No 1 on Seeking Legal Solutions to Debt Problems in a Credit Society
Resolution No 2 on The Social Mission of the Criminal Justice System - Restorative Justice
Resolution No. 3 on Combating Terrorism
Resolution No 4 on Updating the European Prison Rules and on the possibility of a European Prisons Charter
Resolution No 5 on the functioning of the Council of Europe conventions on judicial co-operation in criminal matters
Resolution No 6

Themes of the Conference

Social Aspects of Justice
- Seeking legal solutions to debt problems in a credit society
- The social mission of the criminal justice system
Follow-up to Resolution No. 1 on combating terrorism, adopted in Sofia at the 25th Conference of European Ministers of Justice
Draft European prisons charter

Speeches

Speech by Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Speech by Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic
Speech by Serhiy Holovaty, Chairperson of the PACE’s Committee on Legal Affairs
Statement by Mrs Kirsti RISSANEN, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of Finland
Speech by Ambassador Nehring,Permanent Representative of Denmark
Speech by the Vice-President Franco Frattini, Commissioner responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security

 

 
Information
List of participants
The conference in pictures
 
Social Aspects of Justice
. Seeking legal solutions to debt problems in a credit society
. The social mission of the criminal justice system
Replies of the Council of Europe member states to the questionnaires prepared on these issues by the Ministry of Justice of Finland
 
Questionnaires
Questionnaire 1 “The Social Mission of the Criminal Justice System”
Questionnaire 2 “Seeking Legal Solutions to Debt Problems in a Credit Society”
 
Reports
Report presented by the Minister of Justice of Finland on Social aspects of justice
Report presented by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe - Follow-up to Resolution no. 1 on combating terrorism, adopted in Sofia at the 25th Conference of European Ministers of Justice
Report presented by the Minister of Justice of Albania