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Mr. Igor KRASNOV, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, met with Mr. Christos GIAKOUMOPOULOS, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe
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Mr. Igor KRASNOV, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, and Mr. Christos GIAKOUMOPOULOS, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe, met in the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.

The parties discussed the prospects for cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Council of Europe, including the course of preparation for the Conference of Heads of Prosecution Services of the European Countries scheduled for this summer in Saint Petersburg. Mr. Igor KRASNOV, Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, expressed his hope that the pandemic would not impede holding the event on a high level.

During the meeting, issues concerning participation of Russian prosecution service in implementation of the Council of Europe Program on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP Program) were also discussed. As the head of the Russian supervisory body stressed, the University of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation will be the main partner under the project. “The University, by my order, has already formed a group of teachers for training as HELP courses tutors”, Mr. Igor KRASNOV said.

Moreover, the parties welcomed the initiative to hold a workshop on February 19, 2021, on the theme of development of cooperation between law-enforcement bodies of Russia and foreign states in criminal law sphere in the context of new challenges and threats.

Referring to the coronavirus issue, the Russian Prosecutor General particularly noted: “The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, within its competence beyond criminal law, was actively involved in countering pandemic, and is ready to share its experience with its colleagues in the Council of Europe, if they are interested. Undoubtedly, joint efforts of the international community are needed to tackle such new challenges as COVID-19. Therefore, the importance of sharing experience and training is obvious”.

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