Strasbourg, France 21/07/2017
The CoE Handbook on Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention...
Strasbourg, France 20/07/2017
The Council of Europe Division’s 2016 Highlights is available online. The report outlines the...
Strasbourg, France 19-20/06/2017
The annual HELP Network Conference took place on 19-20 June and was entitled “HELP for Friendly...
Podgorica, Montenegro 02/06/2017
In cooperation with the Judicial Training Center, the HELP/ODHIR course on hate crime as combined...
Niš, Serbia 22/05/2017
On 22 May 2017, the kick-off meeting for the launch of the HELP course on Community sanctions and...
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) supports the Council of Europe (CoE) member states in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) at the national level, in accordance with the Committee of Ministers Recommendation (2004) 4, the 2010 Interlaken Declaration, the 2012 Brighton Declaration and the 2015 Brussels declaration.
This is done by enhancing the capacity of judges, lawyers and prosecutors in all 47 member states to apply the ECHR in their daily work. Indeed, legal professionals, who are at the forefront of the protection of human rights, including those of victims, must benefit from high-quality training.
Now "HELP in 28", funded by the European Union
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals in the 28 European Union Member States (HELP in the 28) supports legal professionals from the EU in acquiring the knowledge and skills on how to refer to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (the Charter), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Social Charter (ESC).
Furthermore, they will get familiar with the European jurisprudence. It also reinforces the HELP Network of National Institutions (NTI) and Bar Associations (BA) in the EU.