Agora, G1, Strasbourg

25-26 October 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


1. Opening of the meeting, 9.30 am

C198-COP(2015)REP7prov Report of the 7th meeting and list of decisions
  Bureau of the COP: list of decisions and proposals
  2. Adoption of the agenda
  3. Statement by Mr Jan Kleijssen, Director of the Information Society and Action against Crime

4. Communication by the Chair and the Executive Secretary


5. The state of signatures and/or ratifications of the Council of Europe Convention on laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds from crime and on the financing of terrorism

Information by delegations


6. Monitoring of Parties’ implementation of CETS no° 198

Examination with a view to adoption of the assessment report

  • Party assessed: Armenia
  • Rapporteurs: Poland, Slovak Republic, Albania

7. Follow-up by the Conference of the Parties of progress made by assessed Parties

Examination with a view to adoption of the progress report:

  • Party assessed: Poland, Croatia
  • Rapporteur Party: Romania, tbc

Wednesday, 26 October 2016


8. Monitoring of Parties’ implementation of CETS No. 198

Examination with a view to adoption of the assessment report

  • Party assessed: Belgium
  • Rapporteurs: Slovenia, Romania, Armenia

9. Review of the Rules of Procedure and timescales for monitoring the implementation of CETS No. 198

This item includes the discussion  on how to streamline the reporting and produce friendly, accurate and comprehensive reports which focus on added value of the CETS 198

C198-COP(2009)1rev2 Rules of Procedure
Available upon request

10. COP 198 Mutual legal assistance template


11. Survey: Gathering of examples of cases of use or   implementation CETS No. 198’s provision

Horizontal review prepared by the Secretariat issues of concern

  12. Self-executing articles of the Convention

13. Review and discussion of reservations and declarations with respect to CETS No. 198



14. Further work programme of the Conference of the Parties

  • Future assessments of the COP and rapporteurs
  • Training of rapporteurs
  • COP website

15. Election of Bureau members


16. Update from the Gender Equality Rapporteur


17. Other business

e.g. Council of Europe Action Plan on Transnational Organised Crime

  18. Adoption of decisions
C198-COP(2016)LD8 List of decisions of COP 8
  Close of the meeting: 5.00 pm