Preliminary work - preparation of the 13th CCPE opinion (2018)

For 2018, the Committee of Ministers entrusted the preparation of an opinion on Independence, accountability and ethics of prosecutors (2018). The draft opinion will be submitted for adoption at the 13th plenary meeting of the CCPE, on 22 and 23 November 2018.

Working group

The first meeting of the working group in charge of preparing the draft opinion took place on 8-9 February 2018.

The second meeting took place on 7-8 June 2018.


  • Robert GELLI (France), Procureur général près la Cour d’appel d’Aix-en Provence, Cour d'Appel d'Aix-en-Provence
  • Alessandra GIRALDI (Denmark), Deputy Chief Director, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • David MELKONYAN (Armenia), Deputy Prosecutor General, Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Armenia
  • Antonio MURA (Italy), Deputy Prosecutor General at the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation (Corte Suprema di Cassazione)
  • Sava PETROV (Bulgaria), Prosecutor, International Department of the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor`s Office, the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Ali RIZA ÜLKER (Turkey), Judge, Member of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors of Turkey (CJP)
  • Cédric VISART de BOCARME (Belgium), Directeur du service d’appui commun auprès du Collège des procureurs généraux et du Collège du ministère public
  • Jana ZEZULOVA (Czech Republic), Public Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office, Analytic and Legislative Department
  • Vladimir ZIMIN (Russian Federation), Senior Assistant to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation on special tasks, Office of the Prosecutor General

Substitute members:

  • Peter POLT (Hungary), Prosecutor General of Hungary, Office of the Prosecutor General
  • Tristan PLOOM (Estonia), State Prosecutor, the Office of the Prosecutor General