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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Council of Europe continues discussion on international co-operation in the fight against the smuggling of migrants

10/04/2019 Venice

Since 2015, the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) has included in its activities the question of the criminal law aspects related to the smuggling of migrants. On 2016, two experts’ studies were prepared on “National Laws Relating to Smuggling of Migrants in Council of Europe Member...

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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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