1st multi country EU-CoE ‘HELP course on data protection’ for Czech and Slovakian lawyers

13/01/2017 Brno, Czech Republic

Such unique cross-border ‘HELP in the 28’ course was launched in Brno in collaboration with both the Slovakian and Czech Bar, and attended by more than thirty lawyers from both countries. The event - hosted in the Brno premises of the Public Defender’s Office on 13.1.17- was opened by the Deputy...

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Increasing Austrian lawyers capacities on Data Protection and Privacy Rights

11/01/2017 Vienna, Austria

The first ‘HELP in the 28’ course launched jointly with the Austrian Bar Association (ÖRAK) focused on the topic of data protection and privacy rights. This ‘HELP in the 28’ course will help lawyers to identify violations and apply remedies in specific areas of data protection and privacy rights....

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Closure of the HELP course MEDICRIME in the Spanish Judicial School

20/12/2016 Barcelona, Spain

The 1st ever HELP course on the falsification of medical products and similar crimes concluded successfully less than 3 months after its launching in co-operation with the Spanish Judicial School. This pilot training course is key for the promotion and implementation of the MEDICRIME Convention,...

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Safeguarding labour rights in Portugal: 'HELP in the 28' course

04/01/17 Lisbon

The EU/CoE ‘HELP in the 28’ course "Labour Rights as Human Rights" was launched in Lisbon on 4 January, in cooperation with the Portuguese Centre for Judicial Studies for a combined audience of 15 judges and 15 prosecutors. The School Deputy Director and the HELP contact point opened the course,...

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Supporting the Albanian School of Magistrates in the field of training on human rights: HELP Training-of-Trainers session

19-20/12/2016 Tirana, Albania

A HELP Training-of-Trainers (ToT) session was been organised in Tirana on 19 and 20 December in cooperation with the School of Magistrates (SoM). The ToT session’s principal aim was to set up a pool of national tutors who are familiar with the HELP methodology and able to moderate a HELP course...

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Strengthening France’s standards on data protection and privacy: HELP in the 28 course

19/12/2016 Paris, France

The Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature (ENM) hosted the launching of the EU-CoE ‘HELP in the 28’ course on “Data Protection and Privacy Rights” in Paris on 16 December 2017. The course was launched for a mixed group of magistrates and lawyers, selected by the ENM, the Centre de formation de...

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HELP/UNHCR Course on the ECHR and Asylum launched for the judiciary in Italy

08/12/2016 Rome, Italy

Mr. Gaetano Silvestri, President of the Scuola della Magistratura, speaking at the launching of the HELP/UNHCR Course on the ECHR and Asylum emphasised how this training tool may reinforce “a com-mon culture of the judicial protection of asylum”. On 6 December 2016, the HELP Programme and UNHCR,...

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'HELP in the 28' course on data protection and privacy rights launched for Latvian lawyers

07/12/2016 Latvia

The course was opened by Jānis Rozenbergs, board member of the Latvian Bar Association and Yelena Kvjatkovska, HELP info point, gathering 30 participating lawyers (18 women and 12 men). The EU/CoE 'HELP in the 28' Programme was presented including its methodology as well as the content of the...

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High-level Seminar on International Case-Law in Bioethics: Insight and Foresight

headline 05/12/2016 Strasbourg

In view of the increase of high-profile cases relating to Human Rights in the biomedical field, the Seminar aims at analysing the qualitative and quantitative evolution of the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and impaсt at national level. By analysing relevant national...

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HELP Anti-Discrimination Course session in Albania

02/12/2016 Tirana, Albania

A final training session of the HELP Anti-discrimination course took place in Tirana on 2 December 2016. The training course involved Albanian legal professionals of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination, the People’s Advocate, the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and several...

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HELP Training of Trainers and Course Launches in Pristina

21-23/11/2016 Pristina

Several HELP events were organised between 21 and 23 November in Pristina in the framework of the Support to the implementation of European Human Rights Standards and the reform of the Ombudsman Institution project. On 21 November, a kick-off meeting for the launch of the courses on...

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HELP in Russia: a best practice to be shared

21/11/2016 Moscow, Russia

The Council of Europe hosted a round table with 16 of the human rights trainers trained under “HELP in Russia” to discuss results so far and perspectives for the future. In the five regions where the trainers came from (Moscow, Irkutsk, Stavropol, Ulyanovsk and Voronezh), HELP has gone much...

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Reinforcing the EU dimension of HELP

17-18/11/2016 Strasbourg, France

For the second year, HELP contact points from national training institutions and bar associations from the EU met for 1.5 day in Strasbourg to (i) keep up to date with (legal) developments in priority areas for the EU, (ii) exchange best practices, and (iii) reinforce current and future...

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Round table on Anti-Discrimination issues for Albanian Legal Professionals

10/11/2016 Tirana, Albania

Following the delivery of the first three modules of the online CoE HELP Anti-discrimination course for the Albanian legal professionals of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination, the People’s Advocate, the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and several NGOs; a round table took...

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Increasing capacities on labour rights in Greece: 'HELP in the 28' course

9/11/2016 Thessaloniki

One day after the launching of the course on asylum for administrative judges, the ‘HELP in the 28’ course "Labour Rights as Human Rights" was launched in Thessaloniki, in cooperation with the Greek National School of Judges. The School Director D.Kranis and the Director of Human Rights of the...

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Workshop for the members of the New Independent Appeal Committees and administrative judges on the ECHR and the protection of asylum-seekers in Greece

08/11/2016 Thessaloniki, Greece

On 8 November 2016, the HELP Programme and the National School of Judges, in cooperation with the Association of Greek administrative judges, the UNHCR and with the support of DG Justice of the European Commission under the framework of HELP in the 28 programme; organised a workshop on the ECHR...

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ECtHR Judge and President of the Spanish Bar open the HELP28 course on data protection

04/11/2016 Madrid, Spain

The ‘HELP in the 28’ course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights was launched in Madrid in collaboration with the Spanish Bar Association, for mainly lawyers and some judges/magistrates. The event was opened by the President of the Bar Association, Victoria Ortega and ECtHR Judge Luis Lopez...

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Reinforcing the fight against racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia in Spain: HELP in the 28 course

02/11/2016 Barcelona, Spain

The launch of the course builds on the conclusions of the European Seminar organised jointly with the Spanish Judiciary School last July, when around 60 legal practitioners from Europe gathered to raise awareness and discuss legal remedies to fight these serious forms of intolerance. The HELP in...

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First-ever HELP28 course launched in Estonia on Data Protection and Privacy Rights

26/10/2016 Tallin

The course was launched in Estonian on Data Protection and Privacy Rights, in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Estonia. The event was opened by the Head of the Training Centre, Tanel Kask, who highlighted the participation of the Estonian Supreme Court in the HELP Network. The keynote...

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Utrecht University launches MOOC on Human Rights

26/10/2016 Utrecht, The Netherlands

On November 14 Utrecht University will launch a new MOOC about ‘Human Rights for Open Societies – An Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights’. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will be offered on Coursera. Antoine Buyse, Professor of Human Rights and Janneke Gerards,...

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