CCPE(2011)4

Strasbourg, 25 November 2011

CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN PROSECUTORS (CCPE)

6th plenary meeting

Strasbourg, 24-25 November 2011

MEETING REPORT

A. FOREWORD

    1. The Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) met in Strasbourg on 24 and 25 November 2011, under the Presidency of Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL (Portugal). The meeting was opened by Ms Marja RUOTANEN, Director, Justice and Human Dignity Directorate. The agenda and the list of participants are appended to the present report.

B. ITEMS SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS FOR DECISION

    2. The CCPE invited the Committee of Ministers to:

    a. Take note of its Opinion No. 6 (2011) on the relationship between prosecutors and the prison administration,

    and to transmit this document to the competent authorities in the member states and, where appropriate, having it translated into the corresponding languages, to transmit it also to the CEPEJ, the CDCJ, the CDPC and the CDDH to enable these bodies to take it into account in their work;

    b. take note of the present report as a whole.

C. ITEMS SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS FOR INFORMATION

The CCPE:

    3. decided to dedicate its Opinion in 2012 to the management of the means of the prosecution services and the Opinion in 2013 to the relations between prosecutors and media, in accordance with the terms of Reference of the CCPE adopted by the Committee of Ministers;

    4. appointed Ms Nelly HARUTYUNYAN (Armenia), Ms Alessandra GIRALDI (Denmark), Mr Olivier de BAYNAST (France), Mr Peter POLT (Hungary), Mr Harald RANGE (Germany), Ms Gabriela SCUTEA (Romania), Mr Antonio VERCHER NOGUERA (Spain), Mr Alexander ZVYAGINTSEV and Mr Vladimir ZIMIN (Russian Federation) and Ms Karen TOWNSEND (United Kingdom) as members of the CCPE-GT for 2012, and Mr Jean-Pierre DRENO (Monaco) and Ms Maria-Antonella BINO (Switzerland) as deputy members;

    5. instructed the CCPE-GT to prepare a draft Opinion on “the management of the means of the prosecution services” to be submitted to the 7th plenary meeting of the CCPE;

    6. agreed that the Opinion to be prepared in 2012 should be preceded by a questionnaire on the state of play regarding the management of the means of the prosecution services in the member states; replies to this questionnaire would serve as a basis for the preparation of the Opinion;

    thanked Ms Gabriela SCUTEA (Romania) for taking the initiative to contribute to the elaboration of the questionnaire; entrusted the Secretariat to finalise the questionnaire and to send the questionnaire to all members of the CCPE by 15 December 2011; invited all members of the CCPE to submit their replies to the questionnaire in the course of January 2012 as well as to address to the Secretariat any information at their disposal relevant to the Opinion;

    7. re-elected Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL (Portugal) President and Mr Antonio MURA (Italy) Vice-President of the CCPE for 2012; elected Mr Cedric VISART de BOCARME (Belgium) as member of the Bureau for 2012 and 2013;

    8. exchanged views regarding the opportunity to update Recommendation Rec(2000)19 on the role of public prosecution in the criminal justice system; invited the members of the CCPE to transmit their views on the possible updating of the different parts of the Recommendation Rec(2000)19 to the Secretariat; entrusted the Bureau and the Secretariat to prepare a synthesis of the views of the CCPE members for its next plenary meeting;

    9. took note of the state of work within the working group of the CDCJ entrusted with the preparation of a draft Recommendation on the role of prosecutors outside the criminal law field and in which Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL (Portugal), President of the CCPE, had been nominated scientific expert, and expressed the wish to have the possibilty to comment on the future draft Recommendation;

    10. proposed to hold its 7th plenary meeting on 26 and 27 November 2012 and the meetings of the working party (CCPE-GT) on 20 and 21 February and on 4 and 5 June 2012.

APPENDIX I

AGENDA

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Information by the President, Bureau members and the Secretariat

4. Discussion of the CCPE draft Opinion No. 6 on the relationship between prosecutors and the prison administration with a view to its adoption

5. Examination of the Terms of Reference of the CCPE for 2012 and 2013

6. Preparation of the CCPE Opinion for 2012 concerning the management of the means of the prosecution services and Opinion for 2013 concerning the relations between prosecutors and media

7. Exchange of views concerning the need to update Recommendation (2000)19 on the role of public prosecution in the criminal justice system

8. Election of the President and Vice-President

9. Election of one member of the Bureau

10. Election of the members of the CCPE-GT for 2012

11. Relations between the CCPE and other bodies outside and inside the Council of Europe

12. Any other business

13. Next meetings of the CCPE

APPENDIX II

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

MEMBER STATES / ETATS MEMBRES

ALBANIA / ALBANIE

Mr Olsian ÇELA, Prosecutor, Head of the Severe Crimes Prosecution Office, General Prosecution Office, TIRANA

ARMENIA / ARMENIE

Ms Nelly HARUTYUNYAN, Head of Department, Office of the Prosecutor General, YEREVAN

Mr Vardan AVETISYAN, Head of Department, Execution of sentences and other sanctions, Office of the Prosecutor General, YEREVAN

AUSTRIA / AUTRICHE

Mr Ernst Eugen FABRIZY, Erster Generalanwalt, Generalprokuratur, VIENNA

BELGIUM / BELGIQUE

M. Cedric VISART de BOCARME, Procureur Général de Liège, LIÈGE

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA / BOSNIE-HERZEGOVINE

Ms Gordana BOSILJČIĆ, Prosecutor, Office of the Chief Prosecutor, BiH Prosecutor's Office, SARAJEVO

BULGARIA / BULGARIE

Mr Sava PETROV, Prosecutor, Court of Cassation, Office of the Prosecutor General, SOFIA

CYPRUS / CHYPRE

Ms Despina KYPRIANOU, Counsel of the Republic A', Law Office of the Republic, NICOSIA (Apologised / Excusé)

CZECH REPUBLIC / REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE

Ms Jana ZEZULOVA, Public Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office, Analytic and Legislative Department, BRNO

DENMARK / DANEMARK

Ms Alessandra GIRALDI, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, COPENHAGEN

FINLAND / FINLANDE

Mr Jarmo HIRVONEN, State Prosecutor, Prosecution Unit, Office of the Prosecutor General, HELSINKI

FRANCE

M. Olivier de BAYNAST, Procureur Général, Cour d'Appel de Douai, DOUAI

GEORGIA / GEORGIE

Mrs Nana RAPAVA, Prosecutor of the Unit of International Affairs, Office of the Chief Prosecutor, TBILISI

GERMANY / ALLEMAGNE

Mr Harald RANGE, Generalbundesanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof, KARLSRUHE

GREECE / GRECE

Mr Roussos Emmanouil PAPADAKIS, Vice-Public Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Supreme Court, ATHENS

HUNGARY / HONGRIE

Mr Peter POLT, Chief Prosecutor, Head of Criminal Trial Cases, Office of the Prosecutor General, BUDAPEST

IRELAND / IRLANDE

Mr Peter McCORMICK, Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutors, DUBLIN

ITALY / ITALIE

Mr Antonio MURA, Vice-Chairman/Vice-Président CCPE, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Italian Supreme Court, Prosecutor General’s Office, International Relations, ROME

Mr Vittorio BORRACCETTI, Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura, ROME

LATVIA / LETTONIE

Ms Rudite ABOLINA, Head Prosecutor of the Department of Analysis and Management, Deputy Prosecutor General, Prosecutor’s General Office, RIGA

Ms Una BRENČA, Head Prosecutor of International Cooperation Division, Prosecutor’s General Office, RIGA (Apologised / Excusé)

LIECHTENSTEIN

Mr Frank HAUN, Prosecutor General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Principality of Liechtenstein, HAUN (Apologised / Excusé)

LITHUANIA / LITUANIE

Mr Darius KARČINSKAS, Prosecutor, Department for Criminal Prosecution, Prosecutor General’s Office, VILNIUS

LUXEMBOURG

M. Robert BIEVER, Procureur Général d'Etat du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG

MALTA / MALTE

Dr. Peter Grech, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, VALETTA

MONACO

M. Jean-Pierre DRENO, Procureur Général, Parquet Général, MONACO

MONTENEGRO

Mr Veselin VUČKOVIĆ, Deputy Supreme State Prosecutor; Supreme State Prosecutor's Office, PODGORICA

Ms Milica ANDJELIĆ, Assistant for international Cooperation, Supreme State Prosecutor's Office, PODGORICA

NETHERLANDS / PAYS-BAS

Mr Arend B. VAST, ZWOLLE

Mr Marc van ERVE, National Member for the Netherlands at Eurojust, THE HAGUE

NORWAY / NORVEGE

Mr Runar TORGERSEN, Senior Public Prosecutor, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, OSLO

Mr Knut Frederik HUSTAD, Public Prosecutor, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, OSLO

POLAND / POLOGNE

Ms Elzbieta SIDWA, Prosecutor, Department of International Cooperation, General Prosecutor’s Office, WARSAW

PORTUGAL

Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL, Chairman / Président CCPE

Eurojust, THE HAGUE

ROMANIA / ROUMANIE

Mrs Gabriela SCUTEA, Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, BUCHAREST

 

Mrs Iuliana NEDELCU, Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, BUCHAREST

RUSSIAN FEDERATION / FEDERATION DE RUSSIE

Mr Alexander ZVYAGINTSEV, Deputy Prosecutor General, Office of the Prosecutor General, MOSCOW

Mr Vladimir P. ZIMIN, First Deputy Head, General Department of International Legal Cooperation, Office of the Prosecutor General, MOSCOW

Mr Sergey Mikhailovich TARAKANOV, Acting Head of the Department for Supervision over Legality of Execution of Criminal Punishment, Office of the Prosecutor General, MOSCOW

Mr Alexander HAINTSMAN, Interpreter

SERBIA / SERBIE

Mr Djordje OSTOJIC, Deputy Prosecutor General, Office of the Prosecutor General, BELGRADE

SLOVAKIA / SLOVAQUIE

Ms Katarína LAIFEROVA, Head of the Office of the Prosecutor General, Generálna prokuratúra Slovenskej republiky, BRATISLAVA (Apologised / Excusé)

SLOVENIA / SLOVENIE

Mr Mirko VRTAČNIK, Supreme State Prosecutor Councillor, Deputy State Prosecutor General, LJUBLJANA (Apologised / Excusé)

SPAIN / ESPAGNE

Mr Antonio VERCHER NOGUERA, Deputy Attorney General for environmental matters, Fiscalia de medio ambiente y urbanismo, MADRID

SWEDEN / SUEDE

Mr Ola LÖFGREN, Head of International unit, Office of the Prosecutor General, STOCKHOLM

SWITZERLAND / SUISSE

Mme Maria-Antonella BINO, Procureur général suppléant, Chef d'antenne, Ministère public de la Confédération MPC, Antenne de Lausanne, LAUSANNE

"THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA" / "L'EX-REPUBLIQUE YOUGOSLAVE DE MACEDOINE "

Mr Jovan ILIEVSKI, Head of the Department for Prosecuting Organised Crime and Corruption, Public Prosecutor’s Office, SKOPJE

TURKEY / TURQUIE

Mr Engin DURNAGÖL, Deputy Secretary General, High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, ANKARA

Mr İbrahim ETHEM KURIŞ, Chef of Public Prosecutors, ANKARA

UKRAINE / UKRAINE

Mr Anatoliy PRYSHKO, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Prosecutor General's Office, KYIV

Mr Oleksandr TOMIEYEV, Deputy Head, Division for International Cooperation, International Law Department Prosecutor General's Office, KYIV

UNITED KINGDOM / ROYAUME-UNI

Karen TOWNSEND, Head of European Policy, Strategy and Policy Directorate, Crown Prosecution Service, LONDON

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OBSERVERS / OBSERVATEURS

CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN JUDGES (CCJE) / CONSEIL CONSULTATIF DE JUGES EUROPEENS (CCJE)

Mr Bart VAN LIEROP, Conseiller Gerechtshof Den Haag, THE HAGUE

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COUNCIL OF EUROPE’S SECRETARIAT / SECRETARIAT DU CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE

Division for the independence and the efficiency of Justice

Division pour l'indépendance et l'efficacité de la justice

(CCPE E-mail : ccpe@coe.int)

Fax: +33 (0)3 90 21 56 48

Mme Muriel DECOT, Secretary to the CCPE / Secrétaire du CCPE

Ms Maria ORESHKINA, Co-Secretary of the CCPE / Co-Secrétaire du CCPE

M. Jean-Pierre GEILLER, Documentalist / Documentaliste

Mme Annette SATTEL, Webmaster

Ms Emily WALKER, Assistant / Assistante

Mme Bertille DOURTHE, Trainee / Stagiaire



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