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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Back The PC-OC held its 82nd meeting

The PC-OC held its 82nd meeting

The PC-OC held its 82nd meeting on 15-17 November. Main items on the agenda included accession of non-member States to conventions of the Council of Europe on international co-operation in criminal matters, practical experiences regarding extradition and mutual legal assistance proceedings, the application of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters to co-operation with the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and proposals for an update of this Convention.

On 17 November, the PC-OC held a joint session with the Conference of the Parties under the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (C198-COP) on international co-operation on asset recovery. During this joint session the two Committees discussed several issues of common interest, including non-conviction based confiscation, sharing, management and re-use of confiscated assets and confiscation and recovery of virtual assets.


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