2nd Conference on Terrorism and Organised Crime

21-22 September 2017 Málaga

The Criminal Law and Counter-Terrorism Divisions of the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the City Hall and the University of Malaga, are organising an International Conference on Terrorism and Organised Crime. It will be held in Malaga, Spain, on 21 and 22 of September 2017. This...

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Council of Europe International Conference on Smuggling of Migrants

26 June 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe organised an International Conference on Smuggling of Migrants on 23 June 2017, in the Palais de l’Europe (Room 5), Strasbourg, France. The Conference brought together experts and high-level representatives from member and observer States of the Council of Europe, as well as...

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Combatting illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property: Council of Europe adopts new convention

3 MAY 2017 COUNCIL OF EUROPE STRASBOURG

The Council of Europe today adopted a new criminal law convention to prevent and combat the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property, in the framework of the Organisation’s action to fight terrorism and organised crime. The Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property,...

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Council of Europe colloquy on protecting cultural heritage from destruction and trafficking

9 January 2017 STRASBOURG, France

High-level representatives from international organisations and national governments, as well as academic experts, will gather in Strasbourg on 13 January for a colloquy aimed at strengthening cooperation to protect cultural heritage from wanton destruction and preventing the illicit trafficking...

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The European Committee on Crime Problems held its plenary meeting

1 December 2016 STRASBOURG, France

During its meeting, the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) examined and approved, with a view to its adoption by the Committee of Ministers, a draft Recommendation on the European Rules on community sanctions and measures as well as a draft Council of Europe handbook for prison and...

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Round table on counterfeiting of medical products and trafficking in human organs

14 November 2016 TUNIS

A round table on the two latest criminal law conventions (the MEDICRIME Convention and the Convention against trafficking in human organs) was held to discuss the benefits and challenges in ratifying these conventions and to raise awareness among judicial, law enforcement and health authorities...

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New action plan to tackle transnational organised crime

4 March 2016 STRASBOURG, France

New forms of transnational organized crime - such as trafficking in human beings, human organs or illicit arms, and smuggling of migrants - together with traditional types of cross-border organised criminality, require co-ordinated action at international level. The Council of Europe has adopted...

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