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

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The Council of Europe Convention on Extradition is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
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.