17 Dec 2019 13:33:00Strasbourg 3-6 December 2019
The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathered on 3-6 December 2019 for its 77th...
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A Thematic Session on artificial intelligence and criminal law responsibility took place in the Council of Europe on 28 November 2018Strasbourg 28/11/2018
Technological developments are rapidly evolving in the 21st century and especially in the newly...
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Since 2015, the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) has included in its activities the...
At a glance
Set up in 1958, the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) was entrusted by the Committee of Ministers the responsibility for overseeing and coordinating the Council of Europe’s activities in the field of crime prevention and crime control. The CDPC meets at the headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France).
The CDPC identifies priorities for intergovernmental legal co-operation, makes proposals to the Committee of Ministers on activities in the fields of criminal law and procedure, criminology and penology, and implements these activities.
The CDPC elaborates conventions, recommendations and reports. It organises criminological research conferences and criminological colloquia, conferences of directors of prison administration.
Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Law
Technological developments are rapidly evolving in the 21st century and especially in the newly developed sector of Artificial Intelligence.
The Council of Europe considers the Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation as one of its priorities in order to find a fair balance between the benefits of technological progress and the protection of our fundamental values.
- Working Group of Experts
- Thematic Session, 28 November 2018
The Thematic Session on artificial intelligence and criminal law responsibility focused on the importance of a meaningful approach in legal systems across Europe to deal with this challenge.
Raising awareness of the importance of countering environmental crime
Our planet has evolved over billions of years to create the carefully balanced system that keeps us alive. Humans have only been around for 200,000 years, a tiny sliver of time in comparison to the 4.6 billion years of our planet’s history. Yet in that short time the environment has been greatly damaged not only through legitimate activities, but also and increasingly through illegal activities, such as illegal traffic of waste, illegal production of dangerous materials, illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances or illegal trade in wildlife.
Both legitimate and criminal activities go beyond borders and are causing an irreversible damage to the environment not only in the member States of the Council of Europe but in each and every country around the world.
In this context, the Council of Europe considers that there is still the possibility to shape a better future for our planet and protect it for many generations to come. Therefore, the Organisation has prepared an easy-to-read leaflet to raise awareness of the importance of countering environmental crime. It enumerates the most common environmental crimes, explains the different risks they pose and presents the role of the Council of Europe in supporting member States in preventing and countering environmental crime.