Burden of proof should be reversed to allow confiscations in serious offences: Warsaw Convention report

30 June 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Warsaw anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing convention committee has called on its States Parties to effectively apply the reversal of the burden of proof regarding the lawful origin of alleged proceeds or other property liable to confiscation in serious...

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The Conference of the Parties to the Warsaw Convention holds Extraordinary Plenary Meeting

12 May 2021 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism held its Extraordinary Plenary Meeting on 12 May 2021. The Plenary strongly welcomed the developments at the Parliamentary Assembly of...

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COP President holds exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers Rapporteur Group on Legal Cooperation

11 May 2021 Strasbourg

On 11 May 2021 the COP President Mr Ioannis Androulakis held an exchange of views with the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Rapporteur Group on Legal Cooperation. At the occasion, Mr Androulakis presented the COP 198 Activity report for the period 2018-2020, including the outputs of the...

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Meeting between the Presidents of C198-COP, MONEYVAL and CoE Counterterrorism Committee

7 April 2021 Strasbourg

On 7 April the Presidents of MONEYVAL Ms Elżbieta Franków-Jaśkiewicz, Conference of the Parties to CETS 198 Mr Ioannis Androulakis and CoE Committee on Counterterrorism (CDCT) Ms Ileana Visoiu met to discuss areas of future cooperation and coordination under the Council of Europe Counterterrorism...

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Money laundering and financing of terrorism: Warsaw Convention report assesses the monitoring of banking operations

16 December 2020 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties of the Warsaw Convention, responsible for monitoring the implementation of the treaty, has published a report assessing the way its states parties monitor banking operations to prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The report concludes that the...

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12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties

28 October 2020 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS n° 198) held its 12th meeting in Strasbourg from 27 to 28 October 2020. The Plenary adopted the Thematic monitoring report on...

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Joint Statement by the Presidents of COP 198 and MONEYVAL on the “FinCEN Files” disclosure

23/09/2020 Strasbourg

The Joint Statement has been updated from previous version issued on 22 September 2020 to include clarifications. Joint Statement

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Austria ratified Convention CETS n°198

28 July 2020 Strasbourg

On 28 July 2020, Austria ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198), with entry into force of the Convention in respect of Austria on 1 November 2020. Treaty Office of the...

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New ratification of the CETS No. 198

28/04/2020 Strasbourg

On 28 April 2020, Lithuania ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198). Treaty Office of the Council of Europe

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Conference of the Parties Publishes Follow-up Report on Implementation of Articles 11 and 25(2&3)

11/12/2019 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties, during its 11th meeting (Strasbourg, 22-23 October 2019), discussed the way the State Parties implemented the recommendations set forth in the 2018 horizontal reviews, which targeted Article 11 and Article 25 (2&3) of the Warsaw Convention. The Conference...

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COP publishes Thematic Monitoring Reviews

22/11/2019 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties, during its 11th meeting (Strasbourg, 22-23 October 2019), discussed and adopted two Thematic Monitoring Reviews on States Parties implementation of Article 9(3) and Article 14 of the Warsaw Convention (CETS no. 198). The articles under scrutiny concern...

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11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties

24/10/2019 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS n° 198) held its 11th meeting in Strasbourg from 22 to 23 October 2019. Amongst other issues, the COP adopted two transversal...

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New ratification of the CETS No. 198

13/05/2019 Strasbourg

On 23 April 2019, Monaco ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198). Treaty Office of the Council of Europe

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New signature of the CETS No. 198

26/11/2018 Strasbourg

On 26 November 2018, Liechtenstein signed the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198). Treaty Office of the Council of Europe

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COP publishes two follow-up reports

22 November 2018 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties, during its 10th meeting (Strasbourg, 30-31 October), discussed the progress made by Belgium and Malta in implementing the recommendations set in the countries’ evaluation reports. Given the satisfactory progress made in both jurisdictions, the Conference decided to...

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COP publishes Thematic Monitoring Reviews

22 November 2018 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties, during its 10th meeting (Strasbourg, 30-31 October), discussed and adopted two Thematic Monitoring Reviews on States Parties implementation of Article 11 and Article 25 (§2-3) of the Warsaw Convention (CETS no. 198). Articles under scrutiny concern international...

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10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties

02/11/2018 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS n° 198) held its 10th meeting in Strasbourg from 30 to 31 October 2018. Amongst other issues, the COP adopted two transversal...

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New approval of the CETS No. 198

12/02/2018 Strasbourg

On 12 February 2018, Denmark approved the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198). Treaty Office of the Council of Europe

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COP publishes two follow-up reports

04/12/2017 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties, during its 9th meeting (Strasbourg, 21-22 November), discussed the progress made by Poland and the Republic of Moldova in implementing the recommendations set in the countries’ evaluation reports. Given the satisfactory progress made in both jurisdictions, the...

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9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties

23/11/2017 Strasbourg

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS n° 198) held its 9th meeting in Strasbourg from 21 to 22 November 2017. Amongst other issues, the COP discussed a proposal...

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