At its 76th plenary meeting on 27-29 May 2019, the PC-OC approved the text of a draft...
Ireland signed and ratified the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on...
On 19 March the republic of Ghana acceded to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons...
Holy See accedes to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and its Additional ProtocolsStrasbourg 15/01/2019
On 15 January the Holy See acceded to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (CETS...
The two reports concerning Prisons and Foreigners in prison and under probation in Europe are now...
The latest update of the Case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) relevant for the...
Who are the PC-OC?
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Operation of European Conventions on Co-operation in Criminal Matters (PC-OC / Terms of reference / List of Conventions) is the forum in which, since 1981, experts from all member and observer states and organisations come together to elaborate ways to improve international co-operation in criminal matters and identify solutions to practical problems encountered in the application of Council of Europe Conventions in this field. More about the PC-OC
This website is in continuous development becoming more useful for practitioners involved in international co-operation in criminal matters.
During the opening of the PC-OC special session Mr. Erik Verbert, Chairman of the PC-OC; Mr. Jörg Polakiewicz, Director, Directorate of Legal Advice and Public International Law; Mr Vincent Glerum, Counsellor at the Tribunal of Amsterdam; and Anita van de Kar, Secretary of the PC-OC committee explain the importance of this Convention.
Assisting in and developing international co-operation in criminal matters