Lithuania: some improvement in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing

30/11/2021 Strasbourg

Lithuania has improved measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, demonstrating significant progress in the level of compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards, according to a new follow-up report published today by MONEYVAL. As a result of an assessment in...

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The CCJE adopts Opinion No. 24 (2021) on the evolution of the Councils for the Judiciary and their role in independent and impartial judicial systems

29 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) adopted a landmark Opinion No. 24 (2021) on the evolution of the Councils for the Judiciary and their role in independent and impartial judicial systems during its 22nd plenary meeting, held from 3 to 5 November 2021 in Strasbourg and virtually....

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Costa Rica ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

26/11/2021 Strasbourg

On 24 November, the Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica in Paris transmitted to the Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention against trafficking in human organs (CETS No. 216). The Convention calls on governments to establish...

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Registration open for the International Conference on the Roles of Women and Children in Terrorism

26/11/2021 Strasbourg

On 15 and 16 December 2021, the Council of Europe Committee on Counter-Terrorism (CDCT) will host a high-level International Conference on the Roles of Women and Children in Terrorism, in hybrid format. This Conference will focus on the questions related to the involvement of women and children...

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The CAHAI to hold its final meeting

25/11/2021 Strasbourg

During its sixth and last meeting (30 November – 2 December, online), the intergovernmental Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) will discuss and eventually adopt a document outlining the possible elements of a legal framework on artificial intelligence - which may include binding...

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Denmark: GRECO publishes its 2nd Interim Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round

25/11/2021 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its 4th Round Second Interim Compliance Report on Denmark (dealing with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors), as adopted by GRECO at its 88th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, 20-22...

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Publication of the CCJE Collection of Opinions

24/11/2021 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the publication of the Collection of Opinions of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), Nina Betetto, President of the CCJE and Judge of the Slovenian Supreme Court, highlights the role of this consultative body of the Council of Europe, and outlines the standards...

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Sweden: GRECO publishes its Compliance Report of 5th Evaluation Round

24/11/2021 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has made public today its Fifth Round Compliance Report on Sweden (dealing with preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies) as adopted by GRECO at its 87th Plenary...

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Spain signed the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents

23/11/2021 Strasbourg

On 23 November 2021, Ambassador Manuel Montobbio, Permanent Representative of Spain to the Council of Europe, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General, Björn Berge, signed the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (CETS No. 205), also known as the Tromsø Convention,...

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10 years of the MEDICRIME Convention

22/11/2021 Strasbourg

28 October 2021 marked the 10th Anniversary of the opening for signature of the MEDICRIME Convention in Moscow. An online event will be organised on 2 December 2021 to celebrate the MEDICRIME Convention’s achievements, challenges and added value for the Parties and member States in fighting...

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The Conference of the Parties to the Warsaw Convention holds 13th Plenary Meeting

19/11/2021 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 13th Plenary Meeting on 17-18 November 2021. The COP adopted the Thematic Monitoring Report on application of Article 10 of...

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89th Plenary Meeting of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)

19/11/2021 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) will hold its 89th plenary meeting online from 29 November to 3 December 2021. The Plenary will examine 2 evaluation reports relating to the 5th evaluation round, 11 compliance reports relating to the 3rd, 4th and 5th evaluation rounds and 2 ad-hoc...

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Octopus Conference 2021: Co-operation against cybercrime

19/11/2021 Strasbourg

The Octopus Conference, organised with the Hungarian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, was held from 16 to 18 November 2021 in Strasbourg and online. The event was an opportunity for cybercrime experts from public and private sectors, as well as international and non-governmental...

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Azerbaijan signed the Protocol No. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights

18/11/2021 Strasbourg

Ambassador Fakhraddin ISMAYILOV, Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe, signed today, in the presence of the Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Protocol No. 16 to the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 214),...

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Second Additional Protocol to the Cybercrime Convention adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

17/11/2021 Strasbourg

As the Convention on Cybercrime turns 20, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on enhanced co-operation and the disclosure of electronic evidence. “This text is a significant step forward in technological capacity and...

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Committee of Ministers reaffirms key role of Medicrime Convention

15/11/2021 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has reaffirmed the key role of the MEDICRIME Convention which was opened for signature in Moscow on 28 October 2011. In a declaration to mark the Convention’s 10th anniversary, the Committee underlined how important the Convention is for guaranteeing and promoting the...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: next general elections should be carried out in ECHR-compliant conditions

10/11/2021 Sarajevo

On 9 and 10 November, the Director of Human Rights and the Execution Department carried out a mission to Sarajevo during which meetings were held with national authorities and representatives of the international community on the long-pending execution of the Sejdić and Finci group of five ECHR...

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Anti-torture Committee publishes 2020 visit report on police and prisons in Spain

09/11/2021 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 periodic to Spain, which took place from 14 to 28 September 2020, together with the response of the Spanish authorities. In the course of...

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Migration and asylum - New thematic factsheet

09/11/2021 Strasbourg

The Execution Department issued today a new thematic factsheet focusing on the execution of ECHR judgments concerning migration and asylum. Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees enjoy the human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court has...

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Official visit to Azerbaijan focuses on execution of ECHR judgments

09/11/2021 Baku

From 27 to 28 October a delegation of DGI, headed by the Director General, paid an official visit to Baku, Azerbaijan. The meetings focused on the execution of judgments of the European Court in respect of Azerbaijan, in particular on certain cases under the enhanced supervision of the Committee...

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