GRECO: Publication of 5th Evaluation Round Compliance Report on Malta

24/05/2022 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fifth Evaluation Round Compliance Report on Malta, which deals with preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. This report was adopted by...

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Seminar on Early intervention on intersex children – Promoting the rights of the child

23/05/2022 Strasbourg

The Seminar on “Early intervention on intersex children – Promoting the rights of the child” will take place on 31 May 2022 (09:30 – 17:00 CEST). The event is organised by the Steering Committee for Human Rights in the Fields of Biomedicine and Health (CDBIO) in the framework of the...

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Seminar on drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA): a challenge to gender-based violence

23/05/2022 Rome

Fabiana Dadone, Minister for Youth Policy with delegation for policies to prevent and combat addiction, opened the seminar organised as part of the Italian Chairmanship programme of the Council of Europe on the topic of Drugs Facilitated Sexual Assaults (DFSA) together with the Pompidou Group....

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MONEYVAL held its 63rd Plenary meeting

20/05/2022 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) held its 63rd Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 18 to 20 May 2022. This Plenary meeting was carried out in hybrid format, with most delegations and observers present physically...

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Greece signed the Council of Europe MEDICRIME Convention

18/05/2022 Strasbourg

On 18 May 2022, Ambassador Panayotis BEGLITIS, Permanent Representative of Greece, signed the Council of Europe Convention on counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes threatening public health (CETS 211), known as the MEDICRIME Convention, in the presence of the Secretary General...

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Final seminar of EU-CoE HELP project on radicalisation prevention, judicial response to terrorism and international cooperation in criminal matters

17/05/2022 Strasbourg

On 12 May 2022, the Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) Programme organised a Seminar on Strengthening EU criminal justice systems. This was the final activity organised under the EU-CoE project HELP Radicalisation prevention, Judicial response to terrorism and...

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Enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence: 22 countries sign the new Protocol to Cybercrime Convention

12/05/2022 Strasbourg

The Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention) was opened for signature today in Strasbourg at the international conference, organised in the framework of the Italian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. The Protocol was signed by ministers and senior...

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Co-ordination between International Criminal Court's Prosecutor and Council of Europe Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law to assist the Prosecutor General of Ukraine

11/05/2022 The Hague

On 10 May, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A.A. Khan QC, met in The Hague with the Council of Europe's Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Christos Giakoumopoulos, to discuss co-ordination of assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine,...

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New dates set for the 1436th CM DH meeting (June 2022)

06/05/2022 Strasbourg

On 4 May the Committee of Ministers decided to hold the 1436th (Human Rights) meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies from 8 to 10 June 2022 instead of 7 to 9 June 2022 as originally planned. More information: 1433rd CM meeting, 4 May 2022 - Decisions 1436th CM-DH meeting files Department for the...

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Cybercrime: Council of Europe to launch new legal arsenal

06/05/2022 Strasbourg

The Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), intended to enhance co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence, will be opened for signature at an international conference to be held on 12 and 13 May in Strasbourg – under the Italian Presidency of the...

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Moving Forward 2022: Annual Report by the Council of Europe Secretary General

05/05/2022 Strasbourg

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has marked Europe Day 2022 by calling on European states to renew their investment in human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the face of “terrible violence and seismic change.” Launching her annual report, Moving Forward 2022, the Secretary...

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Armenia ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents and the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

04/05/2022 Strasbourg

On 4 May 2022, Ambassador Arman KHACHATRYAN, Permanent Representative of Armenia, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge, deposited the instruments of ratification of the: Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (CETS 205), also known as Tromsø...

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European Conference of Prosecutors in Palermo

04/05/2022 Strasbourg

In the framework of the Italian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the European Conference of Prosecutors was organised on 5 and 6 May in Palermo with the support of the Prosecutor-General’s Office of the Court of Cassation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, in...

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MONEYVAL annual report 2021: Stricter regulation of virtual assets and specialised gatekeeper professions should be priorities in combating money laundering

04/05/2022 Strasbourg

Governments need to step up their efforts and coordination to combat money laundering and terrorist financing by adopting stricter regulation and supervision of the virtual assets sector and the specialised “gatekeeper” professions, such as lawyers, accountants and other services providers who...

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

03/05/2022 Strasbourg

On 03 May 2022, Ambassador Andrej SLAPNIČAR, Permanent Representative of Slovenia, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge, deposited the instruments of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes threatening public...

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Press Freedom Day: Media and journalists need better protection

02/05/2022 Strasbourg

In a statement to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, urged European governments to provide greater protection to media and journalists so they can perform their essential role in democracy. “In these critical times, when...

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GRECO: Publication of the 2nd Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round on Ukraine

28/04/2022 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fourth Evaluation Round 2nd Compliance Report on Ukraine, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 89th Plenary Meeting...

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New Council of Europe online course "Introduction to corruption prevention"

26/04/2022 Strasbourg

On 26 April 2022, the Council of Europe held an online event to launch the e-course on ‘Introduction to Corruption Prevention’. The course aims to support the understanding of preventive tools for a greater awareness of the integrity standards that apply to public officials. It puts in the...

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

26/04/2022 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fifth Round Evaluation Report on Lithuania which deals with preventing corruption and promoting integrity in the central government (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. This report was adopted by GRECO at...

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Online event on freedom of expression in political speech

26/04/2022 Geneva

On two half days on 28 and 29 April, an online event on freedom of political speech will take place, organised by the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva with the support of the Council of Europe. Members of parliaments, scientists, experts from the Council of Europe, of other...

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