The Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers invites you to an online Roundtable on New Means of Communication for International Cooperation in Criminal Matters

On 4 October, under the aegis of the Chairmanship of Hungary of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, a Roundtable on "New Means of Communication for International Cooperation in Criminal Matters" will be organised online. Invitation Programme

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Co-operation affected by COVID-19: Interim measures

26/08/2021 Strasbourg

The sanitary crisis due to COVID 19 is affecting the functioning of central authorities in an increasing number of States and may lead to delays in the handling of requests for extradition, mutual assistance and transfer of sentenced persons. The central authorities of several States have sent...

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Portugal ratifies the Fourth Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition

28/07/21 Strasbourg

Portugal ratified the Fourth Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition (CETS No. 212).

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Italy ratifies Additional Protocols to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

15/06/2921 Strasbourg

Italy ratified the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 167), and the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (CETS No. 222).

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France approves Additional Protocols to the European Convention on Extradition

10/06/2021 Strasbourg

France approved the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition (ETS No. 98), the Third Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition (CETS No. 209), and the Fourth Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition (CETS No. 212).

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Ukraine ratifies the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

09/12/2020 Strasbourg

Ukraine ratified the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (CETS No. 222).

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The PC-OC held its 78th plenary meeting

08/10/2020 Strasbourg

The PC-OC held its 78th plenary meeting under the Chairmanship of Mr Erik Verbert (Belgium). The meeting was held via videoconference for the first time. This event enabled delegations to discuss challenges and good practices in international cooperation in criminal matters in the context of the...

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Liechtenstein ratifies the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

25/09/2020 Strasbourg

Liechtenstein ratified the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 182). The Protocol is intended to improve States' ability to react to cross-border crime in the light of political and social developments in Europe and...

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Conference on Strengthening international cooperation in criminal matters

05/05/2021 Strasbourg

On 5 May 2021, under the aegis of the Chairmanship of Germany of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, a Conference "Strengthening international cooperation in criminal matters: Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance" was organised online. The Conference addressed the issue of...

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The PC-OC holds its 79th meeting by video conference

06/05/2021 Strasbourg

The PC-OC held its 79th meeting by video conference on 4 and 6 May. During this meeting the Committee had an exchange of views with the European Commission and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) on the development of a protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in...

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Recommendation on the practical application of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and the Additional Protocol thereto

01/07/2020 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation CM/Rec (2020)3 to member States on the practical application of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and the Additional Protocol thereto. This Recommendation aims to promote, facilitate and accelerate the application of the...

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The PC-OC held its 77th meeting

13-15/11/2019 Strasbourg

The PC-OC held its 77th meeting under the Chairmanship of Ms Barbara Goeth Flemmich (Austria). The meeting marked the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters. This event enabled delegations to discuss ways to make mutual assistance in criminal matters...

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Switzerland ratifies the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

21/11/2019 Strasbourg

Switzerland ratified the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (CETS No. 222).

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PC-OC Mod - Next Meeting

09/02/2021 Strasbourg

The 30th meeting of the PC-OC Mod will take place on 16-17 March 2021 and will be held remotely in English via our BlueJeans platform

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Azerbaijan signed the Fourth Additional protocol to the European Convention on Extradition

15/10/19 Strasbourg

Azerbaijan signed the Fourth Additional protocol to the European Convention on Extradition (CETS No.212)

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Lithuania ratifies the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

14/10/19 Strasbourg

Lithuania ratified the Protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (CETS No. 222).

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Russian Federation ratifies the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

16/09/19

The Russian Federation ratified the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 182). The Protocol will enter into force regarding the Russian Federation on 1st of January 2020.

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Liechtenstein signs the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

17/06/2020 Strasbourg

Liechtenstein signed the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 182). The Protocol is intended to improve States' ability to react to cross-border crime in the light of political and social developments in Europe and technological...

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Italy ratifies the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters as well as the Third and Fourth Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition

30/08/2019 Strasbourg

Italy ratified - the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 182), - the Third Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition (CETS No. 209), - the Fourth Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition...

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Latest update of the Case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

31/01/2020 Strasbourg

The latest update of the Case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) relevant for the application of European Conventions on international co-operation in criminal matters is now available. This document, prepared by PC-OC experts, contains an index with keywords and summaries of Case...

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The 30th meeting of the PC-OC Mod will take place on 16-17 March 2021 and will be held remotely in English via our BlueJeans platform.