CM(2006)181 23 October 20061
981 Meeting, 29 November 2006
10 Legal questions
10.3 Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)
c. Abridged report of the 1st meeting (Moscow, 6 July 2006)2
Item to be prepared by the GR-J at its meeting on 14 November 2006
1. The Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) held its first meeting in Moscow on 6 July 2006, immediately after the 7th Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe (CPGE), held under the auspices of the Russian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. The agenda appears in the Appendix.
II. ITEMS SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS FOR DECISION
2. The CCPE invites the Committee of Ministers:
a. to adopt the draft framework overall action plan for the work of the CCPE, as approved by the CCPE and the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) (see document CM(2006)181 Addendum 1) ;
b. to adopt the draft terms of reference of the CCPE for 2007-2008, as approved by the CDPC and the CCPE (see document CM(2006)181 Addendum 2);
c. take note of this report as a whole.
III. ITEMS SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS FOR INFORMATION
3. warmly thanked the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Mr Yuri CHAIKA, for hosting its first meeting in Moscow and welcomed the appreciation and support the Russian authorities had shown for its establishment;
4. welcomed the fact that the Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe (CPGE) had been put on an institutional footing in the form of the CCPE and agreed to consider the recommendations arising from the conclusions of the CPGE meetings in the course of its work;
5. warmly thanked the Russian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers for hosting the 7th Session of the CPGE on the role of the public prosecutor in the protection of individuals and expressed its satisfaction with the success of the conference; decided to include in its priority activities the following theme, which had emerged from the conclusions of the Session: the duties of public prosecutors in the criminal field towards victims and witnesses, and in particular those who are juveniles;
6. took note with great interest of the report presented by the Chair of the CPGE Co-ordinating Bureau;
7. instructed its Bureau to draw up a list of priorities for future activities in the light of comments from CCPE members, whom it invited to submit their comments by 31 August 2006;
8. elected Mr Harald RANGE (Germany) as Chair and Mr Peter POLT (Hungary) as Vice-Chair of the CCPE, and nine other members of its Bureau;
9. reiterated that it was willing to co-operate fully with the CDPC and the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE);
10. decided to invite the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) to attend its plenary meetings.
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1. Opening of the meeting by the Council of Europe representative
2. Adoption of the agenda
3. Report of the Bureau of the Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe (CPGE)
►Mr Harald Range, Chair of the Co-ordinating Bureau of the CPGE
4. Examination and adoption of the draft framework overall action plan for the work of the CCPE to be approved by the European Committee on Crime Problems and the Committee of Ministers
5. Election of the Chair and the Vice-Chair of the CCPE
6. Election of the 9 other members of the Bureau
7. Nomination of the CCPE representatives in the CDPC and the CCJE
8. Identification of the priorities areas of action to be undertaken under the framework overall action plan for the CCPE
9. Examination and adoption of the draft terms of reference for the CCPE for 2007 and 2008
10. Exchange of views on the working methods of the CCPE
11. Calendar of the future meetings of the CCPE and the CCPE-Bu
12. Any other business
Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue. Unless the Committee of Ministers decides otherwise, it will be declassified according to the rules set up in Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.
Note 2 The full meeting report (doc. CCPE (2006) 06) may be consulted on the CCPE website: www.coe.int/ccpe.