The Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers invites you to an online Roundtable on New Means of Communication for International Cooperation in Criminal Matters

22/9/2021

On 4 October, under the aegis of the Chairmanship of Hungary of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, a Roundtable on "New Means of Communication for International Cooperation in Criminal Matters" will be organised online. Invitation Programme

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European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathers for its 79th plenary meeting

28-30 June 2021 Strasbourg

The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathered on 28-30 June 2021 for its 79th plenary meeting via teleconference under the Chairmanship of Mr Jesper Hjortenberg (Denmark). During this meeting the CDPC approved the text of the draft Recommendation regarding the assessment, management...

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The German Presidency of the Committee of Ministers invites you to an online conference on the theme of Strengthening international cooperation in criminal matters

15/4/2021 Strasbourg

On 5 May 2021, under the aegis of the Chairmanship of Germany of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, a Conference "Strengthening international cooperation in criminal matters: Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance" will be organised online. The Conference will address the issue...

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Greece ratifies the European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

2 March 2021 Strasbourg

On 2 March 2021 Greece ratified the European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property (CETS No.221). This brings the number of ratifications/accessions to the Convention up to 3.

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European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathers for its 78th plenary meeting

3-4 November 2020 Strasbourg

The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathered on 3-4 November 2020 for its 78th plenary meeting via teleconference. The CDPC decided to examine the feasibility Study of a future Council of Europe instrument on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and criminal law prepared by the Working Group,...

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Spain ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

17 December 2020 Strasbourg

Spain has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs (CETS No. 216). The Convention will enter into force concerning Spain on 1st April 2021. Spain is the 11th Council of Europe member State to have ratified this Convention...

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Switzerland ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

21 October 2020 Strasbourg, France

Switzerland has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs (CETS No. 216). The Convention will enter into force concerning Switzerland on 1st February 2021.

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AI and Criminal Law: A Feasibility Study was adopted by the CDPC

30/09/2020 Strasbourg

Technological developments are rapidly evolving in the 21st century, especially in the newly developed sector of Artificial Intelligence (AI). 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...

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European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) adopts Action Plan on Smuggling of Migrants

headline 07/09/2020 Strasbourg

The CDPC finalised and approved the text of the Council of Europe Action Plan on Fostering International Co-operation and Investigative Strategies in Fighting the Smuggling of Migrants. Since 2015, the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) has included in its activities the question of the...

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European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathers for its 77th plenary meeting

3-6 December 2019 Strasbourg

The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathered on 3-6 December 2019 for its 77th plenary meeting. The CDPC finalised and approved the text of the revised and updated European Prison Rules (Recommendation Rec(2006)2 of the Committee of Ministers to member States) and sent these to the...

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European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathers for its 76th plenary meeting

25-26 April 2019 Strasbourg

At the occasion of its 76th plenary meeting, the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathered on the 25 and 26 April 2019 in order to establish its priorities for 2020. Different activities were identified within its area of competence: developing common standards in the field of criminal...

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Responses to prison overcrowding

High-level Conference on Prison Overcrowding

24-25/04/2019 Strasbourg

The CDPC organised an important event during its 76th Plenary session on the topic of Prison Overcrowding. The aim of the Conference, which was funded together by the Council of Europe and the European Commission, was to bring together judges, prosecutors and representatives of the Ministries of...

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Montenegro ratifies the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

05/02/2019 Strasbourg

On 5 February 2019, Montenegro deposited the instrument of ratification to the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs (CETS No. 216).

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European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathers for its 75th plenary meeting

27-29/11/2018 Strasbourg

As part of its agenda the CDPC set out priorities for its future work in 2019 and took stock of the state of play in 2018 concerning Penological co-operation, Prison overcrowding, International co-operation in criminal matters, Smuggling of migrants, Cybercrime. The CDPC had an exchange of views...

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A Thematic Session on artificial intelligence and criminal law responsibility took place in the Council of Europe on 28 November 2018

28/11/2018 Strasbourg

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...

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Switzerland ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (CETS No. 211)

25/10/2018 Strasbourg

Switzerland has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (MEDICRIME). The Convention will enter into force concerning Switzerland on 1st February 2019. Switzerland...

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Mexico ratified the European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

6/09/2018 Strasbourg

Mexico deposited instruments of ratification of the European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property (CETS No.221) . The Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property aims to prevent and combat the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property, in the framework of...

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The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) held its plenary meeting from 5 to 7 June

07/06/2018 Strasbourg

As part of its busy agenda the CDPC: finalised and approved a recommendation concerning restorative justice in criminal matters and forwarded it to the Committee of Ministers for adoption discussed the organisation of a high-level Council of Europe Conference on prison overcrowding in 2019...

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Benin ratified MEDICRIME Convention

29/05/2018 Strasbourg

Benin has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (MEDICRIME). The Convention will enter into force concerning Benin on 1st of September 2018. Benin is the 3rd non...

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Costa Rica signed the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

16/04/2018 Strasbourg

Costa Rica signed the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs (CETS No. 216). It brings the number of States signatories to 23 from which 5 have already ratified the Treaty. The Convention is the first international legally binding instrument aimed at preventing and...

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Adoption by the Committee of Ministers of the Recommendation concerning children with imprisoned parents

04/04/2018 Strasbourg

The Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)5 concerning children with imprisoned parents was adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 4 April 2018 at the 1312th Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies. Recommendation Explanatory Memorandum

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Spain ratifies Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

26/03/2018 Strasbourg

Spain deposited instruments of ratification of the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS n° 182). The entry into force of the Protocol concerning Spain is foreseen on 1st of July 2018. This brings the number of States having ratified...

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Russian Federation ratified the MEDICRIME Convention

23/03/2018 Strasbourg

Russian Federation has deposited the instrument of ratification to the MEDICRIME Convention. The number of Parties to this treaty thus increases to 12. An another 21 States are signatories or have been invited to accede. Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and...

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Secretary General Jagland calls on states to join the treaty

Trafficking in human organs: Council of Europe convention enters into force

01/03/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs (CETS n°216) entered into force today. The convention is the first international treaty aimed at preventing and combating trafficking in human organs. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomed the entry...

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Latvia signs the European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

22/02/2018 Strasbourg

Latvia signs the European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property (CETS No.221) . This brings the number of signatories of the Treaty to ten States. The Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property aims to prevent and combat the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural...

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Hungary ratifies Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

09/01/2018 Strasbourg

Hungary deposited instruments of ratification of Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No.182). The entry into force of the Protocol concerning Hungary is foreseen on 1st of May 2018. This brings the number of States having ratified...

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The European Committee on Crime Problems held its plenary meeting from the 28th of November to the 1st of December 2017

28/11/2017 STRASBOURG, France

The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) examined the latest developments regarding the implementation of the Action Plan on Transnational Organised Crime[1]. It exchanged views with two experts, Ms Lorena Bachmaier-Winter and Mr Iwan Waltenburg, on the review of the Recommendation Rec...

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Cyprus ratifies the European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

07/12/2017 Strasbourg

Cyprus deposited instruments of ratification of the European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property (CETS No.221) . The Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property aims to prevent and combat the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural property, in the framework of...

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The Russian Federation signs the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

01/12/2017 Strasbourg

On Friday 1 December Russian Federation signed the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No.182). The Protocol is intended to improve States' ability to react to cross-border crime in the light of political and social developments in...

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Malta ratifies Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

7/11/2017 Strasbourg

Malta has deposited the instrument of ratification to Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs. The number of Parties to this treaty thus increases to 5. An another 20 States are signatories or have been invited to accede. The Convention will enter into force as such, and...

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2nd Conference on Terrorism and Organised Crime

21-22 September 2017 Málaga

Senior experts and policy makers from all Council of Europe member States and several international organisations met in Malaga to share best practices and develop strategies to improve law enforcement co-operation. In particular, they focused on the cross-border nature of new threats and on how...

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Opening for signature of the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

22/11/2017 Strasbourg

The Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons CETS No.222 was opened for signature on the occasion of the 73rd plenary meeting of the Committee of Experts on the operation of European conventions on co-operation in criminal matters (PC-OC) on...

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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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Combating 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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