CCPE President takes part in the Conference of Heads of Prosecutor’s Offices of the European States

6-9 July 2021 SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Mr Antonio Vercher Noguera (Spain), President of the CCPE, took part in the Conference of Heads of Prosecutor’s Offices of European States from 6-9 July 2021 in Saint Petersburg. The Conference was organised by the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation in co-operation with...

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Working Group meeting on the draft CCPE Opinion No. 16 (2021)

29 JUNE 2021 STRASBOURG

The CCPE Working Group met online from 17 to 18 June 2021 to work on the text of its draft Opinion No. 16 (2021) on the implications of decisions of international courts and treaty bodies for practical independence of prosecutors. The text under review was prepared on the basis of contributions...

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The role of public prosecutors in emergency situations

23 March 2021 Strasbourg

The CCPE adopted in November 2020 its Opinion No. 15 (2020) on the role of prosecutors in emergency situations, in particular when facing a pandemic, highlighting the implementation of their usual but also new or extended functions in emergency situations, and how to overcome any challenges in...

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The CCPE Working Group will discuss the implications of decisions of international courts and treaty bodies for practical independence of prosecutors

18-19 February 2021 En ligne

One of the key pillars of the rule of law is the independence of the justice system. No relationship of authority exists between judges and prosecutors and this is one of the fundamental guarantees for independent and fair trial. Given the diversity of legal systems in member States and...

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Challenges for prosecutors to exercise their duties in a situation of a pandemic

30 November 2020 Strasbourg

The CCPE has adopted its Opinion No. 15 (2020) on “The role of prosecutors in emergency situations, in particular when facing a pandemic”. The Opinion emphasises that prosecutors throughout member States - and in fact all over the world - are currently facing the challenge of making sure that, in...

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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 bodies

29 June 2020 Videoconference

Prosecutor José Manuel Santos Pais, President of the CCPE, took part, on 29 June 2020, in the 8th annual meeting between the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the Heads of monitoring and advisory bodies held via videoconference in Strasbourg. Participants exchanged views as regards...

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New topic for the CCPE 2020 Opinion on the role of prosecutors in emergency situations, in particular when facing a pandemic

25 May 2020 Strasbourg

The CCPE adopted a new topic for its Opinion No. 15 (2020) on the role of prosecutors in emergency situations, in particular when facing a pandemic. The Opinion aims – based on best European practices - to determine how the prosecution services can fulfil their mission with the highest quality...

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2019 edition of the Report on the independence and impartiality of the prosecution services in the Council of Europe member States

headline 30 March 2020 Strasbourg

The CCPE Bureau has published its Report on the independence and impartiality of the prosecution services in the Council of Europe member States (2019 edition). The Report covers the period from December 2017 to November 2019, and provides a summary of information submitted by CCPE members and...

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Opinion of the CCPE Bureau concerning the legislative changes in the Republic of Moldova

headline 20 February 2020 Strasbourg

On 20 February 2020, the CCPE Bureau adopted an Opinion following a request by the Superior Council of Prosecutors of the Republic of Moldova concerning the independence of prosecutors in the context of legislative changes as regards the prosecution service. Link to the Opinion

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Implications of the decisions of international courts and treaty bodies as regards the practical independence of prosecutors

headline 18-19 February 2020 Paris

The Committee of Ministers mandated the CCPE to prepare and adopt, in 2020 and 2021, Opinions for its attention on issues relating to the status of prosecutors and the exercise of their functions, taking into account the Council of Europe Action Plan to strengthen the independence and...

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The CCPE adopts an Opinion on the role of prosecutors in the fight against corruption and related economic and financial crime

headline 21-22 November 2019 Paris

At its plenary meeting in Paris on 21-22 November 2019, the CCPE adopted its Opinion No. 14 on the role of prosecutors in fighting corruption and related economic and financial crime which takes into account existing standards and instruments of the Council of Europe and other international...

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Marrakech conference on "Justice and investment: challenges and issues"

headline 21-22 October 2019 Marrakech (Morocco)

Marrakech conference on "Justice and investment: challenges and issues" Following the success of the first edition of the Marrakech International Conference on Justice, organised in 2018 and dedicated to the independence of the judiciary from the perspective of guaranteeing the rights of...

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Opinion of the Bureau of the CCPE on the independence of prosecutors in Romania

headline 16 May 2019 Strasbourg

On 16 May 2019, the Bureau of the CCPE published an opinion following a request by the Romanian Movement for Defending the Status of Prosecutors as regards the situation on the independence of the prosecutors in Romania. Link to the Opinion of the Bureau of the CCPE

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Finalisation of draft Opinion No. 14 on "the role of prosecutors in the fight against corruption and economic and financial crime"

headline 6 and 7 june 2019 Paris (France)

The CCPE has been instructed by the Committee of Ministers to prepare an opinion on "the role of prosecutors in the fight against corruption and economic and financial crime". This opinion will first identify the particular challenges faced by public as well as individual prosecutors in the...

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Morocco is an observer with the CCPE

headline 03/05/2019 Strasbourg (France)

On 2 May 2019, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe accepted the request of the Kingdom of Morocco to obtain observer status with the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE), in accordance with the applicable rules. In 2017 the Moroccan Public Prosecutor's Office was...

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The CCPE will prepare an Opinion in 2019 on the role of the prosecutor in the fight against corruption and economic and financial crime

headline 5-6 February 2019 Paris

For 2019, the CCPE proposed to the Committee of Ministers to prepare an Opinion for 2019 on the role of the prosecutor in the fight against corruption and economic and financial crime. In response to the increase in financial crime in a globalised economy, the CCPE will review the various crimes...

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The Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) adopts an opinion entitled "Independence, accountability and ethics of prosecutors"

headline 13 November 2018

The Council of Europe's Consultative Council of European Prosecutors adopted, during its last plenary meeting, its Opinion No. 13 entitled "Independence, accountability and ethics of prosecutors". In this new Opinion, prepared by its Working Group in 2018, the CCPE wished to refer to possible...

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The CCPE Opinions now available in Azerbaijani language

headline 05 November 2018 Strasbourg

Opinions No. 1 to 11 of the CCPE are now available in Azerbaijani for the Prosecutors. Link to the Opinions

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Hf 14 – Montenegro – “Accountability of the judicial system” - Publication “CCPE Opinions” available for prosecutors in Montenegro

headline 05 November 2018 Strasbourg

A new document which combines the translation into Montenegrin language of the twelve Opinions of the CCPE as well as the Recommendation Rec (2000) 19 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on the Role of Public Prosecution in the Criminal Justice System, has been presented at the seminar...

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Opinion of the CCPE Bureau on the compatibility with European standards of the proposed amendments to the Constitution of Serbia

headline 25 June 2018

The Bureau of the CCPE publish its Opinion following a request by the Prosecutors Association of Serbia to assess the compatibility with European standards of the proposed amendments to the Constitution of Serbia concerning the composition of the Prosecutorial Council and its functioning. Link...

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Preparation of the CCPE Opinion on Independence, accountability and ethics of prosecutors

headline 7 June 2018 Strasbourg

The CCPE Working group in charge of preparing draft Opinion No. 13 (2018) of the CCPE on Independence, accountability and ethics of prosecutors will meet in Paris on 7 and 8 June 2018. One of the main objectives of this opinion is to recall that the Public Prosecutor’s duties must be solely...

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Tribute to Harald Range

4 May 2018 Strasbourg

We have been informed with great sadness of the death of our friend Harald Range, former Prosecutor General of Germany and first President of the CCPE. We will remember him as a great professional entirely devoted to the defense of the Rule of Law. All the members of the CCPE and its Secretariat...

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Report on the independence and impartiality of the prosecution services in the Council of Europe member States in 2017

7 February 2018

The report of the Bureau of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) has just been published. The report has been prepared following the proposal of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to ”develop the methodology and establish a regular in-house evaluation mechanism on...

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Preparation of the CCPE Opinion on Independence, Accountability and Ethics of Prosecutors

headline 18 January 2018 Strasbourg

The meeting of the CCPE working group, tasked with drafting Opinion No. 13 (2018) of the CCPE on the Independence, Accountability and Ethics of Prosecutors, took place in Strasbourg on 8 and 9 February 2018. During this session, the members of the Working Group examined a draft structure of the...

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The Consultative Council of European Prosecutors adopts an Opinion on the role of prosecutors in relation to the rights of victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings

headline 30 November 2017 Strasbourg

The CCPE recommends the implementation, in all member States, of a series of rights and protective measures for victims and witnesses in particular when vulnerables, in order for them to receive appropriate support in an Opinion adopted at its 12th plenary meeting held in Strasbourg on 23 and 24...

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Plenary meeting of the CCPE and adoption of the Opinion on "The right of victims, witnesses and vulnerable persons"

23 November 2017 Strasbourg

The 12th plenary meeting of the CCPE took place on 23 and 24 November 2017 in Strasbourg. On that occasion, the CCPE adopted Opinion No. 12 on "the rights of victims, witnesses and vulnerable persons". The members of the CCPE also discussed a mechanism for the regular internal assessment of the...

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New website for the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) - www.coe.int/ccpe

18 September 2017

The CCPE is a consultative body to the Committee of Ministers composed of high level prosecutors of all 47 member States of the Council of Europe. It is entrusted withthe particular task to prepare opinions for the Committee of Ministers on issues related to the prosecution service, to promote...

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Meeting of the CCPE working group in charge of drawing up Opinion No. 12 on the rights of victims, witnesses and vulnerable persons

16 June 2017

The meeting of the CCPE Working group in charge of drawing up Opinion No. 12 on the rights of victims, witnesses and vulnerable persons took place in Paris on 15 and 16 June 2017 in view to examine the draft structure of the Opinion. The meeting of the Bureau took also place on this occasion....

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Plenary meeting of the CCPE and adoption of the Opinion on “The quality and efficiency of the work of prosecutors, including major current challenges in fighting terrorism and organised crime”

18 November 2016 Strasbourg, France

The 11th plenary meeting of the CCPE took place in Strasbourg on 17 and 18 November 2016. On this occasion, the CCPE adopt Opinion No. 11 on “The quality and efficiency of the work of prosecutors, including major current challenges in fighting terrorism and organised crime”. The CCPE members also...

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Joint mission to Rabat of the CEPEJ, the CCJE, the CCPE and the Venice Commission

29 September 2016 Rabat, Morocco

A team of CEPEJ, CCPE, CCJE and Venice Commission experts visited Rabat from 27 to 29 September 2016 to meet the authorities of the Ministry of Justice and Freedom for a benchmarking exercise in the field of the Council of Justice and the status of judicial professionals.

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Report from the CCJE and the CCPE on the main challenges for judicial impartiality and independence in Council of Europe member States

The Bureaus of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) and the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) have jointly submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe a report on the “Challenges for judicial independence and impartiality in the member states of the...

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