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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Report on the review of the implementation of the Council of Europe Plan of Action on Strengthening Judicial Independence and Impartiality

01/12/2022 Strasbourg

The European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) issued its report on the review it carried out with respect to the implementation of the Council of Europe Plan of Action on Strengthening Judicial Independence and Impartiality. The Committee of Ministers, which tasked the CDCJ with this...

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Council of Europe workshop "Implementing human rights and environmental due diligence"

30/11/2022 Strasbourg

More than a decade ago, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights established voluntary standards on corporate responsibility to identify and address actual and potential adverse impacts to human rights. Since then, legislation has been introduced in some member States obligating...

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Closing conference of the project on Enhancing the effectiveness of civil monitoring boards in line with European standards in Türkiye

29/11/2022 Ankara, Türkiye

Substantial progress has been made in enhancing the capacities of the national prison monitoring mechanisms in Türkiye, significantly contributing to ensuring sustainable and continuous prevention of ill-treatment in places of deprivation of liberty, concluded the participants at the closing...

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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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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. The Group 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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