Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)
12 Feb 2021 14:58:00
The CCPE Working Group will discuss the implications of decisions of international courts and treaty bodies for practical independence of prosecutorsEn ligne 18-19 February 2021
One of the key pillars of the rule of law is the independence of the justice system. No...
30 Nov 2020 09:25:00Strasbourg 30 November 2020
The CCPE has adopted its Opinion No. 15 (2020) on “The role of prosecutors in emergency...
30 Jun 2020 13:47:00
Participation of the President of the CCPE in the 8th annual meeting between the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the Heads of monitoring and advisory bodiesVideoconference 29 June 2020
Prosecutor José Manuel Santos Pais, President of the CCPE, took part, on 29 June 2020, in the 8th...
25 May 2020 10:19:00
New topic for the CCPE 2020 Opinion on the role of prosecutors in emergency situations, in particular when facing a pandemicStrasbourg 25 May 2020
The CCPE adopted a new topic for its Opinion No. 15 (2020) on the role of prosecutors in...
30 Mar 2020 11:52:00
2019 edition of the Report on the independence and impartiality of the prosecution services in the Council of Europe member StatesStrasbourg 30 March 2020
The CCPE Bureau has published its Report on the independence and impartiality of the prosecution...
At a glance
Recognising 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 Recommendation Rec(2012)11 on the role of public prosecution in the criminal justice system, and to collect information about the functioning of prosecution services in Europe.