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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First meeting of the Council of Europe Access Info Group

22/11/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Access Info Group recently held its first meeting. It is an independent group of experts in charge of monitoring the implementation of the Convention on access to official documents, also known as the Tromsø Convention. It elected Helena JÄDERBLOM as its President and...

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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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Conference "Public Service Media for Democracy"

22/11/2022 Strasbourg

On 22 November, the Council of Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) organised the conference "Public Service Media for Democracy" in Vilnius to discuss how to protect the essential role of public service media in sustaining democracy at a time when their sustainability and...

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Joint session of the Conference of the Parties to CETS 198 and the Committee of experts on the operation of European conventions on co-operation in criminal matters (PC-OC)

21/11/2022 Strasbourg

On 17 November 2022 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 198) held a joint session with the Committee of experts on the operation of European conventions on...

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Council of Europe at the World Congress against the Death Penalty

18/11/2022 Berlin

The 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty took place in Berlin on 15-18 November 2022. This event brings together more than 1000 participants from 90 countries– human rights activists and public figures who work towards the abolition. The Council of Europe’s Secretary General, Marija...

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14th plenary meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Warsaw Convention

17/11/2022 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 14th plenary meeting on 15 and 16 November 2022. The COP adopted the Thematic Monitoring Report on application of Article 6...

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Secretary General in Berlin for the opening ceremony of the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty

16/11/2022 Berlin

“Death is not justice. Capital punishment replaces justice with revenge. This has to be wrong – and it must be stopped”, said Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić in a panel discussion at the opening of the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty which is held from 15 to 18 November in...

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More action needed to promote the role of women in the fight against cybercrime

16/11/2022 SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Women have a crucial role to play in effective criminal justice responses to cybercrime, stated participants in the International Conference on promoting the role of women in preventing, investigating and prosecuting cybercrime, organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the...

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Strengthening international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the Americas

9/11/2022 SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Efficient international cooperation has never been more important in enabling an effective and comprehensive criminal justice response to cybercrime and other crimes involving electronic evidence, emphasised participants in the 2022 Americas Regional Forum organised by the Council of Europe in...

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Multilateral meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons and its impact on prison reform priorities

08/11/2022 Strasbourg

On 3 and 4 November, the Cooperation in Police and Deprivation of Liberty Unit held a multilateral meeting in Strasbourg to present and discuss the findings of a research conducted in 2021 in six Council of Europe member states – Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Ireland, the Netherlands and Portugal –...

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International conference: Transnational terrorist threats from emerging and re-emerging violent extremist movements

3-4/11/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Committee on Counter-Terrorism (CDCT), in collaboration with the German Federal Foreign Office, held in Strasbourg an international conference on “Transnational terrorist threats from emerging and re-emerging violent extremist movements”, on 3 and 4 November 2022. This...

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Artificial intelligence and electoral integrity discussed at the upcoming European Conference of Electoral Management Bodies

04/11/2022 Strasbourg

The 19th European Conference of Electoral Administrations will be dedicated to "Artificial Intelligence and Electoral Integrity" and will be held in a hybrid format (Strasbourg and online) on 14 and 15 November 2022, with participation by registration only - before 8 November for in-person...

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

02/11/2022 Strasbourg

2 November marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, a pressing political priority across Council of Europe member States. Striving for full achievement of this fundamental goal, the Organisation is today equipped with a rich standard-setting arsenal aimed at...

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Workshop on public dialogue on genomic medicine

02/11/2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Steering Committee for Human Rights in the fields of Biomedicine and Health (CDBIO) will organise a workshop to explore why public dialogue has added value for policy makers, notably in the development and regulation of genomic medicine. This event is part of the strategic...

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The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) held its October plenary meeting

28/10/2022 Strasbourg

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) held its 109th plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 24 to 28 October 2022. During this meeting, the CPT adopted the reports on its periodic visits to Poland (March/April 2022), Latvia (May...

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Regional workshop “Risk-based AML/CFT supervision: effective assessment and mitigation of emerging money laundering/terrorist financing risks”

27-28/10/2022 Lisbon, Portugal

On 27-28 October 2022, the Council of Europe’s Economic Crime and Cooperation Division, in cooperation with the European Commission Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) and the Bank of Portugal, held a multi-country workshop on “Risk-based AML/CFT supervision: effective...

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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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