The Group of Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196) monitors the implementation of the Convention on the basis of “self-assessment” contributions by the States Parties in accordance with the Rules of Procedure, adopted in 2012.

Group of Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

The Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, adopted by the Committee of Ministers at its 925th meeting and opened for signature on 16 May 2005 in Warsaw, aims to increase the effectiveness of existing international texts on the fight against terrorism and to strengthen member States’ efforts to prevent terrorism and its negative effects on the full enjoyment of human rights and in particular the right to life.

The Convention aims to reinforce cooperation on the prevention of terrorism both internally, in the context of the definition of national prevention policies, and internationally through a number of measures, including modification of existing extradition and mutual assistance arrangements, by making the offences set forth in the Convention extraditable and imposing an obligation to provide mutual legal assistance with respect to them. The Convention also provides for additional means, such as spontaneous information, the duty to investigate, the liability of legal entities, and the obligation to prosecute where extradition is refused.

By ratifying the Convention, the Parties undertake to adopt measures necessary to protect and support victims of terrorism.

Ongoing work

  • Assessment of the implementation of article 13 “Protection, compensation and support for victims of terrorism” of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism [CETS no. 196] (2016)
  • Assessment of the implementation of Article 5 "Public provocation to commit a terrorist offence" (2015)

Completed work

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