CCPE(2012)5

Strasbourg, 27 November 2012

CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN PROSECUTORS (CCPE)

7th plenary meeting

Strasbourg, 26-27 November 2012

MEETING REPORT

A. FOREWORD

    1. The Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) met at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg, France, on 26 and 27 November 2012 with Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL (Portugal) in the chair. The agenda is appended and the list of participants is available from the Secretariat.

B. ITEMS SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS FOR DECISION

    2. The CCPE invited the Committee of Ministers:

    a. to take note of Opinion No. 7 (2012) on “The management of the means of prosecution services”,

    and of the fact that this document would be forwarded to the relevant bodies in the member states, who would be encouraged to translate it into appropriate languages if need be, and to the relevant bodies of the Council of Europe in order that they can have account of it in their own work;

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

C. ITEMS SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS FOR INFORMATION

The CCPE:

    3. confirmed that the Opinion of the CCPE in 2013 would be on the subject of the relations between prosecutors and the media, in accordance with its terms of Reference as adopted by the Committee of Ministers;

    4. appointed Ms Nelly HARUTYUNYAN (Armenia), Mr Olivier de BAYNAST (France), Mr Peter POLT (Hungary), Mr Peter McCORMICK (Ireland), Mr Jean-Pierre DRENO (Monaco), Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL (Portugal), Mr Alexander ZVYAGINTSEV and Mr Vladimir ZIMIN (Russian Federation), Mr Antonio VERCHER NOGUERA (Spain), Mr Hasan DURSUN (Turkey) as members and Mr Harald RANGE (Germany) and Ms Gabriela SCUTEA (Romania) as substitute members, to the select group responsible for preparing the draft Opinion on relations between prosecutors and the media (CCPE-GT) to be submitted to the 8th plenary meeting of the CCPE;

    5. agreed that the Opinion to be prepared in 2013 should be preceded by a questionnaire on relevant aspects concerning the current situation but also on how the organisation should be concerning the relationship between prosecutors and the media in the member states; took note of the preliminary version of the questionnaire prepared by the Secretariat; thanked Mr Cédric VISART DE BOCARME (Belgium), Ms Alessandra GIRALDI (Denmark) and Ms Raija TOIVIAINEN (Finland) for taking the initiative to complete the questionnaire for the 21st January 2013; entrusted the Secretariat to send the questionnaire to all members of the CCPE in February 2013; invited all members of the CCPE to submit their replies to the questionnaire by 4 March 2013, as well as to address to the Secretariat any information at their disposal relevant to the Opinion;

    6. elected Mr Antonio MURA (Italy) President and Ms Raija TOIVIAINEN (Finland) Vice-President of the CCPE for 2013; elected Ms Alessandra GIRALDI (Denmark) as member of the CCPE Bureau for two years (2013 and 2014);

    7. took note of the adoption on 19 September 2012 by the Committee of Ministers of the Recommendation (CM/Rec(2012)11) to member states on the role of public prosecutors outside the criminal justice system; expressed their appreciation to Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL (Portugal), President of the CCPE, who acted as scientific expert in the preparation of the draft Recommendation; and underlined the excellent cooperation with the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ);

    8. took note of the work carried out within the framework of the CoE Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) for preparing a draft International convention to combat the manipulation of sports results as presented by its Executive Secretary, as well as the invitation to the CCPE to take part in the meetings of the drafting Group, expressed the opinion that, taking into account the scale of increasing criminal activities related to match fixing (particularly in football) and the increase of organised crime and corruption practices in sport, the CCPE should pay particular attention to this work; appointed Mr Olivier de BAYNAST (France) as the CCPE representative to attend relevant meetings of the EPAS;

    9. proposed to hold the 8th plenary meeting of the CCPE on 28-29 November 2013 and the meetings of the CCPE-GT on 21-22 March and 24-25 June 2013.

    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 final draft of the CCPE Opinion No. 7 on the management of the means of prosecution services with a view to its adoption

    5. Preparation of the CCPE Opinion No. 8 in 2013

    6. Election of the President and Vice-President

    7. Election of one member of the Bureau

    8. Election of the members of the CCPE-GT for 2013

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

    10. Participation of the CCPE in various European and international events concerning prosecutors

    11. Gender issues

    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

AUSTRIA / AUTRICHE

Mr Ernst Eugen FABRIZY, Erster Generalanwalt, Generalprokuratur, VIENNA

AZERBAIJAN / AZERBAΪDJAN

Mr Huseynli AYKHAN Prosecutor of the International Relations Department, Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan, BAKU

BELGIUM / BELGIQUE

Mr 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

CROATIA / CROATIE

Mr Josip CULE, Deputy Attorney General, Head of International Legal Assistance and Cooperation Department, ZAGREB

Apologised / Excusé

CYPRUS / CHYPRE

Ms Elena DRIMIOTOU, Counsel of the Republic , Law Office of the Republic,  NICOSIA

CZECH REPUBLIC / REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE

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

Apologised / Excusée

DENMARK / DANEMARK

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

FINLAND / FINLANDE

Ms Raija TOIVIAINEN, State Prosecutor, Head of International Unit, HELSINKI

FRANCE

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

GEORGIA / GEORGIE

Mr Irakli DONDOLADZÉ, Chef du Service des Relations Internationales, Parquet Principal de la Géorgie, Ministère de la Justice de la Géorgie, TBILISI

GERMANY / ALLEMAGNE

Mr Harald RANGE, Generalbundesanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof, KARLSRUHE

GREECE / GRECE

Ms Eirini MELISTA-PANTAZI, Vice Public Prosecutor, Court of Appeal, ATHENS

HUNGARY / HONGRIE

Mr Peter POLT, Prosecutor General of Hungary, 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-President/Vice-Président of the CCPE, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Italian Supreme Court, Prosecutor General’s Office, International Relations, ROME

Mr Guido CALVI, Lay member of the Council, Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura, ROMA

LATVIA / LETTONIE

Mr Aivars OSTAPKO, Head Prosecutor of the Methodology division, Department of Analysis and Management, General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Latvia, RIGA

LIECHTENSTEIN

Mr Frank HAUN, Deputy Prosecutor General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Principality of Liechtenstein, VADUZ

LITHUANIA / LITUANIE

Mr Darius VALYS, Chief Prosecutor General, VILNIUS

LUXEMBOURG

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

MALTA / MALTE

Dr Peter GRECH, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, VALLETTA

Apologised / Excusé

MONACO

Mr Jean-Pierre DRENO, Procureur Général, Parquet Général, MONACO

MONTENEGRO

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

Ms Ana BOSKOVIC, Assistant for International Cooperation, Supreme State Prosecutor's Office, PODGORICA

NETHERLANDS / PAYS-BAS

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

Apologised / Excusé

NORWAY / NORVEGE

Mr Runar TORGERSEN, Senior 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, President/Président of the CCPE

EUROJUST, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA / REPUBLIQUE DE MOLDOVA

Mr Eugen RUSU, Deputy Chief of General Prosecutor, Prosecutor, Deputy Chief of Department
of Internatioanl Legal Assistance and European Integration of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Moldova

ROMANIA / ROUMANIE

Ms Daniela BADICA, Chief Prosecutor, Department of International Judicial Relations, Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, BUCHAREST

RUSSIAN FEDERATION / FEDERATION DE RUSSIE

Mr Vladimir DOBRITSA, Vice-Chief of Executive Secretariat of the 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 Alexander ZVYAGINTSEV, Deputy Prosecutor General, Office of the Prosecutor General, MOSCOW

Ms Ekaterina PRITZ, 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

SLOVENIA / SLOVENIE

Mr Mirko VRTAČNIK, Supreme State Prosecutor Councillor, Deputy State Prosecutor General, LJUBLJANA

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

Apologised / Excusé

SWITZERLAND / SUISSE

Ms 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 Mehmet Ali CANAVCI, Public Prosecutor in Van Province, VAN

Ms Zehra Cansu ORHAN, Rapporteur Judge, Directorate General for International Law and Foreign Relations, Ministry of Justice, ANKARA

Mr Hasan DURSUN, Judge, High Council of Judges and Prosecuters, ANKARA

UKRAINE / UKRAINE

Mr Renat KUZMIN, First Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Prosecutor General’s Office, KYIV

Mr Olena SYGYDYN, Head of International Relations Division, Prosecutor General’s Office, KYIV

Mr Artem VOLODIN, Prosecutor of Main Department of International Legal Cooperation, Department of International Legal Cooperation Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, KYIV

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COUNCIL OF EUROPE / CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE

European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ) / Comite Europeen de Cooperation Juridique (CDCJ)

Mr Simon TONELLI, Head of Division / Chef de la division, Division for Legal Co-operation / Division de la coopération juridique

Human Rights and Antidiscrimination Directorate / Direction des droits de l'homme de l'anti-discrimination

Mr Stanislas FROSSARD, Executive Secretary / Secrétaire exécutif

OBSERVERS / OBSERVATEURS

Magistrats européens pour la démocratie et les libertés (MEDEL)

Mr José Pedro BARANITA, Procureur, Tribunal Administratif, PORTO, membre du Conseil de Administration de MEDEL, en représentation du Syndicat des Magistrats du Ministére Public - PORTUGAL

International Association of Prosecutors (IAP)

Ms Elizabeth HOWE, General Counsel, International Association of Prosecutors, THE UNITED KINGDOM

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COUNCIL OF EUROPE’S SECRETARIAT /

SECRETARIAT DU CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE

Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law /

Direction Générale des droits de l’Homme et de l’état de droit

Division for the independence and efficiency of justice /

Division pour l’indépendance et l’efficacité de la Justice

(CCPE e-mail: ccpe@coe.int)

Ms Muriel DECOT, Secretary of the CCPE / Secrétaire du CCPE

Tel : + 33 (0)3 90 21 44 55, E-mail: muriel.decot@coe.int

Mr Artashes MELIKYAN, Co-Secretary of the CCPE /Co-Secrétaire du CCPE

Tel: + 33 (0)3 90 21 47 60, E-mail: artashes.melikyan@coe.int

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

Tel: + 33 (0)3 90 21 40 26, E-mail: maria.oreshkina@coe.int

Mr Jean-Pierre GEILLER, Documentalist/ Documentaliste

Tel : + 33(0) 88 41 22 27, Email : jean-pierre.geiller@coe.int

Ms Annette SATTEL, Communication

Tel : + 33 (0)3 88 41 39 04 , E-mail : annette.sattel@coe.int

Ms Emily WALKER, Assistant / Assistante

Tel. +33 (0)3 90 21 48 39, Fax: +33 (0)3 90 21 56 48, E-mail: emily.walker@coe.int

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INTERPRETERS / INTERPRETES

Ms Julia TANNER

Mr Luke TILDEN

Mr Jean-Jacques PEDUSSSAUD



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