The Guide describes the activity, functions and tasks of the Council of Europe’s Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) and includes a compilation of the opinions prepared by the CCPE with special reference to those more representative regarding the subject matter they regulate.
The Guide is a practical tool for legal professionals to improve their practices related to the implementation of the recommendations issued by the Committee of Ministers for the Member States of the Council of Europe on matters that concern human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
I. THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS II. THE CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN PROSECUTORS III. COMPOSITION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CCPE
III (a) Opinions
III (b) Some Common Concepts expressed in the Opinions
III (c) Communications and press releases
IV. OPINIONS PREPARED BY THE CCPE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THOSE MORE REPRESENTATIVE REGARDING THE SUBJECT MATTER THEY REGULATE
IV (a) Ethics and the Public Prosecution Services
IV (b) Relations of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and other public or private institutions or entities
IV (c) Opinion No. 3 (2008) on the role of the Public Prosecutor’s Office outside criminal law
IV (d) Opinion No. 7 (2012) on the management of the means of the Prosecution Service
IV (e) Opinion No. 2 (2008) on alternatives to Prosecution
IV (f ) Opinion No. 14 (2019). The role of Prosecutors in fighting corruption and related economic and financial crime
IV (g) Opinion No. 15 (2020). The role of Prosecutors in emergency situations, in particular when facing a pandemic
V. SOME FINAL NOTES