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.
31 Mar 2020 15:36:00Strasbourg 31/03/2020
The sanitary crisis due to COVID 19 is affecting the functioning of central authorities in an...
09 Oct 2020 17:28:00Strasbourg 08/10/2020
The PC-OC held its 78th plenary meeting under the Chairmanship of Mr Erik Verbert (Belgium). The...
28 Sep 2020 18:25:00
Liechtenstein ratifies the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal MattersStrasbourg 25/09/2020
Liechtenstein ratified the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual...
24 Jul 2020 19:06:00
Draft Recommendation on the practical application of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and the Additional Protocol theretoStrasbourg 01/07/2020
The Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation CM/Rec (2020) to member States on the practical...
16 Jan 2020 18:48:00
Switzerland ratifies the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced PersonsStrasbourg 21/11/2019
Switzerland ratified the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the...
19 Nov 2019 10:17:00Strasbourg 13-15/11/2019
The PC-OC held its 77th meeting under the Chairmanship of Ms Barbara Goeth Flemmich (Austria)....
Special session to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters
On 14 November 2019, a special session was held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters [ETS 30].
The session took place in Strasbourg, during the 77th plenary meeting of the PC-OC, and focused on present and future challenges affecting the efficiency of mutual assistance in criminal matters.
Assisting in and developing international co-operation in criminal matters