Cooperation and communication
Establishing links and co-operation with National Training Institutions to help disseminate the HELP course on bioethics in Council of Europe member States
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), together with the Bioethics Unit of the Council of Europe, have developed an online training course on bioethics. The course addresses ethical and legal issues raised by developments in the field of biomedicine and brings attention to the principles enshrined in legal instruments developed by the Steering Committee for Human Rights in the fields of Biomedicine and Health and other committees and bodies of the Council of Europe, and adopted by the Committee of Ministers, as well as to relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights. To raise awareness of key human rights principles in the biomedical field and to encourage interdisciplinary interaction and learning, the Steering Committee intends to disseminate its HELP course on bioethics not only to legal professionals but also to health professionals and other categories of users. This includes its roll-out in cooperation with the National Training Institutions for legal and health professionals.
Developing long-term strategic co-operation with Council of Europe committees and other intergovernmental bodies working in the field of bioethics
- Launch of the HELP course on “Key human rights principles in Biomedicine” for 30 candidate judges and prosecutors in North Macedonia
- Launch of the HELP course on “Key human rights principles in Biomedicine” for 130 Italian lawyers in cooperation with the Italian Bar Council
- Launch of the HELP course on “Key human rights principles in Biomedicine” for 35 participants in cooperation with the School of Magistrates