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2nd Pan-European Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Prosecutor General of Romania


The Second Pan-European Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe was held in Bucharest, from 12 to 16 May 2001, under the aegis of the Council of Europe and Romania, with a view to pursuing in particular the following objectives:

  • To contribute to the harmonisation of the principles that guide prosecutor’s functions and statute, in particular by ensuring follow-up action to Recommendation (2000) 19;
  • To improve international co-operation in criminal matters, both in terms of efficiency and in terms of abidance to human rights and other standards;
  • To organise co-operation between public prosecutors at European level, in order to achieve the above objectives, and also to ensure horizontal exchanges between them.

The Conference was opened by the President of Romania, Mr Ion Iliescu.

The Programme of the Conference, as well as the list of participants, are appended to this document. The Proceedings of the Conference will be published in due time.

The Conference accepted with gratitude the invitation from Mrs Zdenka Cerar, Prosecutor General of Slovenia, to hold the next session in her country.

Recalling the terms of Recommendation Rec (2000) 19 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to member States, on the Role of Public Prosecution in the Criminal Justice System, and in particular the notion of “public prosecution” that is developed therein, the Conference decided as follows as follows:

Bucharest (Romania) 12-16 May 2001
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