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CCPE(2013)6

Strasbourg, 22 October 2013

CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN PROSECUTORS (CCPE)

8th plenary meeting

Yerevan (Armenia), 8 – 9 October 2013

MEETING REPORT

Document prepared by the Secretariat

Directorate General I – Human Rights and Rule of Law

A. FOREWORD

    1. The Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) met in Yerevan (Armenia) on 8-9 October 2013 with Mr Antonio MURA (Italy) 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:

    to take note of its Opinion No. 8 (2013) on relations between prosecutors and the media, that it adopted during this meeting;

    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 their respective languages in the case of need, and to the relevant bodies of the Council of Europe in order that they may take this into account in the framework of their own work.

C. ITEMS SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS FOR INFORMATION

The CCPE:

3. represented by Mr Philippe BOILLAT, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe, strongly thanked the Armenian authorities and particularly Mr Gevorg KOSTANYAN, the current Prosecutor General of Armenia, and Mr Aghvan HOVSEPYAN, the former Prosecutor General of Armenia, for their kind invitation to hold this meeting in Yerevan within the framework of the Armenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and for the warm welcome reserved to the members of the CCPE, as well as for the excellent organisation of the meeting;

4. re-elected Mr Antonio MURA (Italy) as the President and Ms Raija TOIVIANEN (Finland) as the Vice-President of the CCPE for 2014, re-elected Mr Cédric VISART de BOCARME (Belgium) as the member of the Bureau for two years (2014 and 2015), together with Ms Alessandra GIRALDI (Denmark) elected member of the Bureau for 2013 and 2014;

5. following an exchange of views concerning an opportunity to propose an updating of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2000)19 of the Committee of Ministers to the member States on the role of public prosecution in the criminal justice system, according to the Terms of Reference of the CCPE, decided to limit itself, at this stage, to the adoption of a reference document on European norms and principles concerning prosecutors which would allow, in an indirect way, an update and a synthesis of the principles contained in the Recommendation;

6. adopted the draft Terms of Reference of the CCPE for 2014 and 2015, which provided that the CCPE devotes its next two Opinions to the following topics: (i) a reference document on European norms and principles concerning prosecutors and (ii) prosecutors and investigation; and decided, subject to the adoption of this draft by the Committee of Ministers, to work on the reference document in 2014;

7. appointed Ms Gordana BOSILJČIĆ (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL (Portugal), Mr. Hasan DURSUN (Turkey), Mr Jean-Pierre DRENO (Monaco), Mr Peter McCORMICK (Ireland), Mr Harald RANGE (Germany), Ms Elizabeth SIDWA (Poland), Mr Antonio VERCHER NOGUERA (Spain), Mr Alexander ZVYAGINTSEV and Mr Vladimir ZIMIN (Russian Federation) as members and Mr Olivier de BAYNAST (France) and Ms Nelly HARUTYUNYAN (Armenia) as substitute members to the select group responsible for preparing the draft Opinion for 2014 to be submitted to the 9th plenary meeting of the CCPE;

8. examined the request for targeted co-operation by prosecutors of Montenegro concerning the general re-election of the state prosecutors, noted that it was within its competence according to the point (iii) "Main tasks" of the Terms of Reference of the CCPE, instructed its Bureau to deal with various similar requests that may be submitted to the CCPE until its next plenary meeting and to consult it by electronic means as regards the replies to be given to such requests;

9. took note of the latest draft of the international Convention to combat the manipulation of sports results prepared by the drafting Group of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS), and the explanations given by Mr Cédric VISART de BOCARME (Belgium) on the work already carried out within this framework, confirmed the importance of the CCPE’s involvement in the criminal aspects that may be contained in this Convention; instructed Mr Cédric VISART de BOCARME and Mr Olivier de BAYNAST (France) to continue participating in the relevant meetings of the drafting Group of the EPAS;

10. expressed the wish to be able to closely follow the work concerning the future European Public Prosecutor;

11. recalled the importance for its members to ensure that the CCPE’s website becomes a real tool to make the work of the CCPE more visible;

12. took note of the information provided by Ms Raija TOIVIANEN (Finland) as the Vice-President of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), particularly regarding its ongoing work, as well as the importance of IAP as the observer to the CCPE;

13. welcomed the formal appointment by EUROJUST of Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL (Portugal) as the representative to attend the meetings of the CCPE;

14. took note of the information provided by the representative of the Association "Magistrats européens pour la démocratie et les libertés" (MEDEL), particularly regarding its ongoing work for defining the common standards for European prosecutors and the organisation of an international conference in early 2014 on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor, to which the CCPE would be invited;

15. proposed to hold the 9th plenary meeting of the CCPE on 4-5 December 2014 in Paris (subject to the confirmation) and the meetings of the CCPE-GT on 27-28 March and 19-20 June 2014; instructed the Bureau to prepare the structure of the future Opinion during a meeting to be held in Rome in February 2014 upon invitation by the CCPE's President, in the premises of the General Prosecution Office at the Italian Court of Cassation.

APPENDIX I

AGENDA

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

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

4. Discussion of the CCPE draft Opinion No.8 on relations between prosecutors and the media

5. Examination of the CCPE’s draft Terms of Reference for 2014 and 2015

6. Election of the President and Vice-President

7. Election of one member of the Bureau

8. Appointment of the members of the CCPE-GT for 2014

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

Possible improvement of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2000)19 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the role of public prosecution in the criminal justice system;

Participation of the CCPE in the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS);

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

10. Any other business

11. Next meetings of the CCPE

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

LISTE DES PARTICIPANTS

ALBANIA / ALBANIE

Ms Rovena GASHI, Director of Foreign Jurisdictional Relations Directory, General Prosecution Office, Rruga “Qemal Stafa” nr.1 TIRANA

Apologised / Excusé

ARMENIA / ARMENIE

Ms Nelly HARUTYUNYAN, Head of Department, Office of the Prosecutor General, Vazgen Sargsyan 5, 0010 YEREVAN

AUSTRIA / AUTRICHE

Mr Franz PLÖCHL, Senior Deputy Procuarator General (Erster Generalanwalt), Generalprokuratur, Schmerlingplatz 11-13, A 1011 Vienna, ,

AZERBAIJAN / AZERBAΪDJAN

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

BELGIUM / BELGIQUE

M. Cedric VISART de BOCARME, Procureur Général de Liège, Palais de Justice, Place Saint, Lambert, 16 , 4000 LIÈGE

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA / BOSNIE-HERZEGOVINE

Ms Gordana BOSILJČIĆ, Prosecutor, Office of the Chief Prosecutor, BiH Prosecutor's Office, Kraljice Jelene 88, 71 000 SARAJEVO

BULGARIA / BULGARIE

Mr Sava PETROV, Prosecutor, Court of Cassation, Office of the Prosecutor General, 2 Vitosha Blvd, Palace of Justice, 1065 SOFIA

CROATIA / CROATIE

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

Mr Mladen BAJIĆ, Attorney General, State’s Attorney Office, Gajeva 30A, 10000 Zagreb

CYPRUS / CHYPRE

Ms Despina KYPRIANOU, Counsel of the Republic A', Law Office of the Republic, 1 Apelli, 1403 NICOSIA

Apologised / Excusé

CZECH REPUBLIC / REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE

Ms Jana ZEZULOVA, Public Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office, Analytic and Legislative Department, Jezuitská 4, 660 55 BRNO

DENMARK / DANEMARK

Ms Alessandra GIRALDI, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Frederiksholms Kanal 16, 1220 COPENHAGEN

ESTONIA/ ESTONIE

Norman AAS, Prosecutor General, Office of the Prosecutor General, Wismari 7, 15188 Tallinn

Tel: 372 6139 400; Fax: 372 6139 402; E-mail: Marianne.Tiigimaa@prokuratuur.ee; norman.aas@prokuratuur.ee

FINLAND / FINLANDE

Ms Raija TOIVIAINEN, Vice Chairman/ Vice-Président CCPE State Prosecutor, Head of the International Unit, Po Box 333, Albertinkatu 25a, 00181 HELSINKI

FRANCE

M. Olivier de BAYNAST, Procureur Général, Cour d'Appel de Douai, 1 place Pollinchove, 59507 DOUAI

Apologised / Excusé

GEORGIA / GEORGIE

Medea ROSEBASHVILI, Prosecutor, Special Representative of the Chief Prosecutor for the International Organizations 24, Gorgasali str, Tbilissi, 0133

GERMANY / ALLEMAGNE

Mr Harald RANGE, Generalbundesanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof, Brauerstrasse 30, 76135 KARLSRUHE

GREECE / GRECE

Mr Roussos Emmanouil PAPADAKIS, Vice-Public Prosecutor, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Supreme Court, Alexandras Avenue 121, 115 50 ATHENS

HUNGARY / HONGRIE

Mr Peter POLT, Prosecutor General of Hungary, Office of the Prosecutor General, Markó utca 16 – BP 438, 1055

Apologised / Excusé

IRELAND / IRLANDE

Mr Peter McCORMICK, Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutors, 14-16 Upper Merrion Street, DUBLIN 2

ITALY / ITALIE

Mr Antonio MURA, Chairman/Président CCPE, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Italian Supreme Court, Prosecutor General’s Office, International Relations, Piazza Cavour 1, 00193 ROME

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, Kalpaka Blvd.6, Riga, LV-1801, Latvia;

LIECHTENSTEIN

Mr Frank HAUN, Deputy Prosecutor General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Principality of Liechtenstein, Heiligkreuz 49, Postfach 684, FL-9490 VADUZ

Apologised / Excusé

LITHUANIA / LITUANIE

Mr. Darius VALYS, Chief Prosecutor General, Rinktinės Str. 5A, LT-01515 Vilnius

LUXEMBOURG

M. Robert BIEVER, Procureur Général d'Etat du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Cité Judiciaire, Bâtiment CR, Bureau CR 4.22, 2080 LUXEMBOURG

MALTA / MALTE

Dr. Peter GRECH, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Republic Street, VALLETTA 1112

Apologised / Excusé

MONACO

M. Jean-Pierre DRENO, Procureur Général, Parquet Général, Palais de Justice, 5 rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, 9800 MONACO

MONTENEGRO

Mr  Veselin VUČKOVIĆ, Deputy Supreme State Prosecutor, Supreme State Prosecutor's Office, St. Slobode 20, 81 000 Podgorica

Ms Ana BOSKOVIC, Assistant for International Cooperation, Supreme State Prosecutor's Office, St. Slobode 20, 81 000 Podgorica

NETHERLANDS / PAYS-BAS

Mr. Marc van ERVE, National Member for the Netherlands at Eurojust, Maanweg, 174, 2516 AB THE HAGUE

Apologised / Excusé

NORWAY / NORVEGE

Mr Runar TORGERSEN, Senior Public Prosecutor, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Stortorvet 2, P.O.Box 8002 Dep, 0030 OSLO

 

POLAND / POLOGNE

Ms Elzbieta SIDWA, Prosecutor, Department of International Cooperation, General Prosecutor’s Office, ul Barska 28/30, 02-315 WARSAW

PORTUGAL

Mr João Manuel DA SILVA MIGUEL, EUROJUST, Maanweg, 174, 2516 AB THE HAGUE, the 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, CHISINAU

ROMANIA / ROUMANIE

Mr Tiberiu Mihail NITU, General Prosecutor of Romania, Prosecutor’s General Office, BUCHAREST

E-mail: corlan_rosemarie@mpublic.ro

Mrs Daniela BADICA, Chief Prosecutor, Department of International Judicial Relations, Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Bd. Libertatii 14, sector 5,050706 BUCHAREST

RUSSIAN FEDERATION / FEDERATION DE RUSSIE

Mr Vladimir P. ZIMIN, First Deputy Head, General Department of International Legal Cooperation, Office of the Prosecutor General, 17A, B. Dmitrovka, 125 993 GPS-3 MOSCOW

Mr Alexander ZVYAGINTSEV, Deputy Prosecutor General, Office of the Prosecutor General, Ul. Bolshaya Dmitrovka 15A, 125993 GSP-3 MOSCOW

Ms Ekaterina PRITZ, interpreter

SERBIA / SERBIE

Mr Djordje OSTOJIC, Deputy Prosecutor General, Office of the Prosecutor General, 22/26 Nemanjina str, 11000 BELGRADE

SLOVAKIA / SLOVAQUIE

Ms Katarína LAIFEROVA, Head of the Office of the Prosecutor General, Generálna prokuratúra Slovenskej republiky, Stúrova 2, 81285 BRATISLAVA

SLOVENIA / SLOVENIE

Mr Mirko VRTAČNIK, Supreme State Prosecutor Councillor, Deputy State Prosecutor General, Dunajska 22, 1000 LJUBLJANA

Apologised / Excusé

SPAIN / ESPAGNE

Mr Antonio VERCHER NOGUERA, Deputy Attorney General for environmental matters, Fiscalia de medio ambiente y urbanismo, los madrazo, 28 4è, 48014 MADRID

SWEDEN / SUEDE

Ola LAURELL, Chief Prosecutor, The Office of the Prosecutor General, , PO Box 5553, 114 85 STOCKHOLM

SWITZERLAND / SUISSE

Mr Paul-Xavier CORNU, Procureur général suppléant, Ministère public de la Confédération MPC, Taubenstrasse 16, 3003 BERNE

Apologised / Excusé

"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, , Blvd. 22 Udarna Brigada bb, 1000 SKOPJE

Apologised / Excusé

TURKEY / TURQUIE

Mr Abdullah Melih KUTLU, judge raportor, Ministry of Justice, ANKARA

Mr Hasan DURSUN, High Council Of Judges and Prosecuters of Turkey (HCJP)

Mr Mehmet Ali CANAVCI, public prosecutor, VAN

UKRAINE / UKRAINE

Mrs. Liliia FROLOVA, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Prosecutor’s General Office, KIEV

Mrs. Iryna ANKUDINOVA, Head of the Division of Information Support of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, KIEV

Mrs. Daria POLIAKOVA, Chief Specialist of the Division for Mass Media Relations of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, KIEV

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OBSERVERS / OBSERVATEURS

MEDEL

José Pedro BARANITA, Procureur, Tribunal Adminstratif, Rue Duque da Terceira, 331, 4000-537 PORTO, membre du Conseil de Administration de MEDEL, en représentation du Syndicat des Magistrats du Ministére Public - Portugal

International Association of Prosecutors (IAP)

Ms Raija TOIVIAINEN, Vice President IAP

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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)

Mme Muriel DECOT, Secretary to 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 CCJE /Co-Secrétaire du CCJE

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

Emily WALKER, Assistant / Assistante

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



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