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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