Now Available: HELP course on Labour Rights

headline 22/02/2017 Strasbourg, France

Developed thanks to a joint EU-Council of Europe Programme, the ‘HELP’ free on-line course on Labour Rights gives you the opportunity to explore key aspects of labour rights. This course will offer you a comprehensive curriculum covering the key concepts, the legal framework of the Council of...

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Launch of the HELP course on Hate Speech and Hate Crime in Bosnia and Herzegovina

8-9/03/2017 Banja Luka & Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Within the framework of the Action “Strengthening the Human Rights Ombudsman to fight discrimination” and the joint programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey”, the Council of Europe launched its distance-learning course on...

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First Regional Launch of the HELP course on Property Rights for judges of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia

07/03/2017 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The newly launched course on Property Rights was launched on 7 March 2017 in Sarajevo for a group of judges from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. The meeting was organised in cooperation with the Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Centre of the Federation of BiH and the Judicial...

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Now Available: Free online HELP course on the Right to Property

09/03/2017 Strasbourg, France

Property Rights are everywhere and it has become common place to see States interfere with these rights. However, not all interferences are a breach of the right to property, which is enshrined in Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and which is as...

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First Regional HELP Training-of-Trainers (ToT) session in Serbia

2-3/03/2017 Belgrade, Serbia

The regional HELP Training-of-Trainers (ToT) session was organised for the first time in Serbia on 2-3 March in Belgrade. The event was organised in close co-operation with the Judicial Academy of Serbia Participants in the ToT were 42 from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovakia and “the former...

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The role of Turkish lawyers in asylum procedures: kick-off and certification award ceremony for HELP/UNHCR courses

24/02/2017 Ankara, Turkey

On 24 February 2017 the kick-off meeting for the launch of the HELP/UNHCR course on Asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was organised in cooperation with the Union of Turkish Bar Association. On the same occasion, a certification award ceremony took place for the Turkish...

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Family Law HELP Course Launched in Russia

1/03/2017 Moscow, Russia

The Project HELP in Russia in close cooperation with the Federal Chamber of Advocates of the Russian Federation, launched a three-month training course “Family Law and Human Rights. Current Problematic Aspects. International Standards in the Protection of a Child and an Adult.” This is the first...

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Meeting on the introduction of the HELP Programme in Cyprus

24/02/2017 Nicosia, Cyprus

The introduction of the HELP Programme's methodology and tools for Cypriot judges and lawyers was discussed in Nicosia on 24 February with George Erotocritou, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, in charge of the establishment of a permanent judicial training structure and judicial reform in...

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Training of Trainers of the Council of Europe HELP Programme

14/02/2017 Moscow, Russia

The European Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (the HELP Programme of the Council of Europe) announces a call for applications for participation in the Training of Trainers (ToT), which will be held from 29 March to 1 April 2017 in Moscow region (exact venue to be...

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SAVE THE DATE: HELP Network Conference 2017

13/02/2017 Strasbourg, France

We are pleased to announce the dates for this year’s HELP Network Conference which will take place on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June 2017. The conference will be held at the Council of Europe’s headquarters in Strasbourg in the Palais de l’Europe. The title for this year’s conference will be “HELP...

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Launch of the HELP courses on Transitional Justice and Reasoning of Criminal Judgments

31/01-01/02/2017 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

In the framework of the project Reinforcing the capacity of the judiciary to apply European human rights standards at the national level in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the HELP courses on Transitional Justice and Reasoning of Criminal Judgments were launched in cooperation with the Judicial and...

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Fight against racism and homophobia in Italy: 25th course under EU-CoE ‘HELP in the 28’ Programme

06/02/2017 Rome, Italy

The launching in Rome of the course against racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia for lawyers marked the end of the twenty-five courses launched in 15 EU countries under the EU–CoE “HELP in the 28” Programme. Participants were greeted by the President of the Italian Bar Council...

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Increasing Romanian legal professionals’ capacities on data protection: 'HELP in the 28' course

01/02/2017 Bucharest, Romania

The National Institute of Magistracy (NIM) in Bucharest hosted a unique double launching of the course on data protection and privacy rights, gathering around 70 judges, prosecutors and lawyers. The event was opened by Nelu Ciobanu, NIM’s deputy director, who praised the EU-CoE ‘HELP in the 28’...

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First HELP Training-of-Trainers (ToT) in Georgia

25-26/01/2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

The first HELP Training-of-trainers (ToT) took place in Tbilisi on 25-26 January 2017, aiming at setting up a pool of HELP certified national trainers in Georgia. It was hosted by the High School of justice and organised in cooperation with the Georgian Bar Association and the Public Defender...

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Double launching of EU-CoE 'HELP in the 28' courses for French lawyers

17-19/01/2017 Paris, France

The first launching was opened by the General Secretary of the Human Rights Institute of the Paris Bar Council, Christophe Pettiti. Laurence Lwoff, head the Council of Europe Bioethics Unit presented the ‘Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine’ focused on the protection of human rights and...

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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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