Brazil accedes to the Convention on Cybercrime and six States sign the new Protocol on e-evidence

01/12/2022 Strasbourg

On 30 November 2022, six countries, Croatia, Moldova, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, signed the Second Additional Protocol to the Cybercrime Convention on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronicevidence, bringing the number of signatures to 30. Brazil deposited...

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CPT: publication of the report on its visit to prisons in Belgium

29/11/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its ad hoc visit to Belgium from 2 to 9 November 2021, together with the response of the Belgian authorities. The objective of the visit was to...

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Isle of Man required to take further steps against money laundering and terrorist financing

29/11/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s committee of experts on money laundering and the financing of terrorism, MONEYVAL, has again called for internal control requirements to be extended in the Isle of Man. MONEYVAL published today its fourth follow-up report on the Isle of Man, following a mutual evaluation...

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MONEYVAL report on Georgia: improvements in the Financial Monitoring Service powers to disseminate information to law enforcement authorities, but other deficiencies remain

28/11/2022 Strasbourg

Georgia has improved its measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing; it has demonstrated good progress and has been upgraded from “partially compliant” to “largely compliant” with the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) Recommendation 29, related to Financial Intelligence Units,...

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MONEYVAL follow-up report on Cyprus: improvements on measures to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism

25/11/2022 Strasbourg

Cyprus has made some progress in improving its level of compliance with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards on combatting money laundering and the financing of terrorism, according to the second enhanced follow-up report published today by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on...

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MONEYVAL acknowledges Slovakia’s steady improvements in measures to prevent money laundering: new follow-up report

24/11/2022 Strasbourg

The Republic of Slovakia has improved measures to combat money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF), demonstrating good progress in the level of compliance with the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) standards, concludes the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL in a...

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MONEYVAL report on Czech Republic: improvements to detect the physical cross-border transportation of currency and bearer negotiable instruments

23/11/2022 Strasbourg

The Czech Republic has taken some steps to enhance its level of compliance with the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) standards to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, in particular concerning the physical cross-border transportation of currency and bearer negotiable instruments,...

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GRECO: Publication of 2nd Interim Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round on Germany

22/11/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Second Interim Compliance Report of Fourth Evaluation Round on Germany, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO...

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GRECO: Publication of 4th Evaluation Round Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Croatia

28/10/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fourth Evaluation Round Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Croatia, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was...

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GRECO: Publication of the 5th Round Evaluation Report on Montenegro

25/10/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fifth Round which deals with preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 91st...

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Andorra ratified Council of Europe treaties on counter-terrorism, personal data protection and protection of pet animals

18/10/2022 Strasbourg

On 18 October 2022, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Joan Forner Rovira, Permanent Representative of Andorra to the Council of Europe, transmitted to the Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge the instruments of ratification of the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism and...

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CPT: Publication of the report on its 2021 visit to Bulgaria

18/10/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its October 2021 periodic visit to Bulgaria, together with the response of the Bulgarian authorities. In the course of the visit, the delegation...

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Croatian justice stakeholders, Council of Europe and European Union representatives discuss further modernisation of the Croatian judicial system

12/10/2022 Zagreb, Croatia

Representatives of the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the Croatian Ministry of Justice and Public Administration attended a conference to promote a joint project aimed at modernising the Croatian judicial system. Since its start in May 2022, the project has been supporting the...

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GRECO: Publication of the 3rd Round Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Denmark

28/09/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Third Round Second Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Denmark, which deals with “Incriminations (ETS 173 and 191, GPC 2)” and “Transparency of Party Funding”. This report was adopted by GRECO at...

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SRSG on Migration and Refugees publishes fact-finding mission report on Poland

27/09/2022 Strasbourg

Following the visit to Poland, the primary destination for millions of people fleeing Ukraine since the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on Migration and Refugees, Leyla Kayacik, presented her report to the Committee...

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SRSG on Migration and Refugees publishes fact-finding mission report on the Republic of Moldova

27/09/2022 Strasbourg

In the face of an unprecedented influx of refugees, the Moldovan authorities managed to mobilise resources and join efforts in an outstanding response to provide immediate assistance to those fleeing the war in Ukraine. In the report, published today, the Special Representative of the Secretary...

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GRECO: Publication of the 3rd Round Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Switzerland

15/09/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Third Round Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Switzerland, which deals with “Incriminations (ETS 173 and 191, GPC 2)” and “Transparency of Party Funding”. This report was adopted by GRECO at its...

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CPT: Publication of the report on its 2020 visit to Germany

14/09/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its December 2020 periodic visit to Germany, together with the response of the German authorities. In the course of the visit, the delegation...

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GRECO: Publication of the 4th Evaluation Round Addendum to the 2nd Compliance Report on Italy

14/09/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fourth Round Addendum to the Second Compliance Report on Italy, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its...

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GRECO: Publication of 4th Evaluation Round 3rd Interim Compliance Report on Belgium

12/09/2022 Strasbourg

Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fourth Round 3rd Interim Compliance Report on Belgium, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 91st Plenary...

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