Brussels, Belgium 12/04/2017
The European Parliament’s Committees on Legal Affairs (JURI) and on Civil Liberties, Justice and...
Strasbourg, France 20/03/2017
More than 100 judges, prosecutors, lawyers and experts gathered in Strasbourg on 20-21 March to...
Belgrade, Serbia 25/03/2017
Enhancing the capacity of Serbian lawyers to lodge applications before the European Court of...
Podgorica, Montenegro 17-18/03/2017
Montenegro is faced with the constant increase of constitutional appeals before the...
Strasbourg, France 22/02/2017
Developed thanks to a joint EU-Council of Europe Programme, the ‘HELP’ free on-line course on...
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.