Council of Europe to draft a new global Convention to Protect the Environment through Criminal Law

24 November 2022 Strasbourg

THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE’S ROLE IN COMBATING ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME THROUGH CRIMINAL LAW. On 23 November 2022, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted the Terms of Reference of the Committee of Experts on the Protection of the Environment through Criminal Law (PC-ENV), which has...

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Online Seminar on “AI & Criminal Law: Human-Robot Interaction"

13/06/2022 Strasbourg

On 24 June 2022, the Council of Europe will host an online Seminar on “AI & Criminal Law: Human-Robot Interaction”. This event is organised by Professor Sabine Gless (University of Basel) and the participants of the research project on “Human-Robot Interactions: Legal Blame, Criminal Law and...

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Slovenia has ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

03/05/2022 Strasbourg

Slovenia 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 Slovenia on 1st September 2022. Slovenia is the 13th Council of Europe member State to have ratified this...

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Entering into force of the Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

31/03/2022 Strasbourg

Opened for signature in Nicosia, the Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property enters into force on 1 April 2022. The Council of Europe’s Nicosia Convention puts cultural heritage at the heart of its mission and provides for a criminal justice response to the criminal...

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The Russian Federation is excluded from the Council of Europe

16/03/2022 Strasbourg

In an extraordinary meeting this morning, the Committee of Ministers decided, in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe, that the Russian Federation ceases to be a member of the Council of Europe as from today, after 26 years of membership....

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Belgium has ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

22/02/2022 Strasbourg

Belgium 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 Belgium on 1st June 2022. Belgium is the 12th Council of Europe member State to have ratified this...

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European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathers for its 80th plenary meeting

7-9 December 2021 Strasbourg

The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) gathered on 7-9 December 2021 for its 80th Plenary meeting, in hybrid format, via teleconference under the Chairmanship of Mr Jesper Hjortenberg (Denmark). During this meeting, the CDPC approved the draft Recommendation on the Protection of...

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Chile invited to accede the Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

9 December 2021

Chile has been invited by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to accede the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs (CET No. 216), the THO Convention. 12 States have ratified the Convention and another 14 have signed it.

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The Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2021)6 regarding the assessment, management and reintegration of persons accused or convicted of a sexual offence and took note of its Explanatory Memorandum

20.10.2021 Strasbourg

On 20 October 2021 the Committee of Ministers at the 1415th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, took note of the abridged report of the 79th plenary meeting of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) (Strasbourg, 28-30 June 2021), adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2021)6 regarding the...

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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

7-9 December 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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