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16 September 2021 Press release

Working Visit by Robert Gelli, Secretary of Justice, to the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights - 13 and 14 September 2021

1- Mr. Robert Gelli, Secretary of Justice and Ms. Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. ©DR

Robert Gelli, State secretary for Justice, travelled to Strasbourg for a working visit on 13 and 14 September 2021 and to meet senior officials from the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.

He was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Rémi Mortier, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, and his Deputy, and met, in particular, with Ms. Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Secretary General, and Mr. Robert Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights.

Together with the Secretary General, Mr. Gelli expressed his satisfaction at the close cooperation between the Monegasque Judicial Services and the Council of Europe and its various intergovernmental committees, whose work is of great value for the initiatives envisaged in Monaco, particularly in the field of the strategic plan for the digitisation of justice.

The meeting with President Spano was an opportunity to discuss the Court reform process, as well as its new strategy for more targeted and efficient handling of the "high-impact" cases it has to deal with.  For his part, Mr. Gelli stated that the dissemination and application of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights at the national level, as well as the training of judges, were priorities for his Department.

Finally, this working visit was an opportunity to take stock of the implementation of the recommendations of several Council of Europe monitoring bodies that concern the Monegasque Judicial Services in particular:  The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), the Committee of the Parties to the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS 198) and MONEYVAL.

In addition, the work and tools proposed by several intergovernmental committees (the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), the Consultative Councils of European Judges and Prosecutors (CCJE and CCPE), the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ), the Steering Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC), the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY)), which are of particular interest to the Department of Justice (DSJ), were presented to Mr. Gelli.

2- Mr. Robert Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights and Mr. RobertGelii, , Secretary Justice. ©DR

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