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The Investigation Division of the DIO is mandated to investigate allegations of wrongdoing which could affect the public trust placed in the Council of Europe, in accordance with the Organisation’s legal framework and the Directorate of Internal Oversight’s Charter.

Allegations of harassment by the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General, the Director General of Administration, or the Director of Human Resources should also be reported to the DIO.

The Investigation Division is not mandated to address:
· harassment complaints other than the ones mentioned above
· complaints related to the execution of the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) or such relating to the substance of decisions and judgements of the ECtHR
· allegations not falling within its scope under the Organisation's legal framework.

What is regarded as “wrongdoing”?

As set out in its Code of Conduct, the Council of Europe strives to uphold its ethos of professionalism, integrity and respect and the values that underpin this ethos, namely independence, trustworthiness, responsibility, dignity, diversity and discretion. Conduct which runs contrary to these values will amount to wrongdoing affecting the public interest. Examples of wrongdoing:
· fraud;
· corruption;
· retaliation;
· a staff member breaching the Code of Conduct, and in particular the value of independence, by accepting instructions from a representative of a government or another third party;
· abusing the status of staff member of the Council of Europe or the privileges and immunities attached thereto
· failure to disclose a major conflict of interest;
· corrupt behaviour by a Council of Europe contractor, etc.

Actions which are not necessarily covered by the Organisation’s Code of Conduct but are clearly contrary to the public interest should be also reported (e.g. actions or omissions which pose a danger to public health or to the environment).

Who may be concerned?

Allegations may relate to wrongdoing committed by:
· a Secretariat member or a group of Secretariat members
· persons involved in the CoE’s activities
· members of the CoE’s organs, bodies, committees and working groups
· the CoE contractors or their employees or subcontractors.