25 sept. 2023Pristina 20 September 2023
On 20 September, the HELP course on Property Rights was launched for some 50 lawyers from Kosovo*...
29 juin 2023Strasbourg, France 6-7 July 2023
On 6 and 7 July 2023, the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal...
29 juin 2023
Enhancing Procedural Safeguards in Criminal Proceedings and Victims’ Rights: Seminar in Sofia under EU-Council of Europe "Judicial Training on Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights’’ projectSofia, Bulgaria 14-15 June 2023
On 14 and 15 June, 93 lawyers from Bulgaria and Greece participated in the cross-border launch of...
16 juin 2023
Implementation of the Temporary Protection Status in Europe for people from Ukraine fleeing the war: Council of Europe, EU and UNHCR seminar in BratislavaBratislava, Slovakia 16 June 2023
On 8 June, a joint seminar was held by the Council of Europe Project "HELP (Human Rights...
14 juin 2023Belgrade, Serbia 12-13 June 2023
HELP in the Western Balkans, a geographical project of the Council of Europe Human Rights...
What is HELP?
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) supports the Council of Europe member states in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention) 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 46 member states to apply the Convention 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.
HELP in the EU
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals in the European Union member states (HELP in the EU) supports legal professionals to enhance their capacities to effectively and coherently apply European fundamental rights standards at the national level and through cross-border training, mainly referring to the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights (the Charter), the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Social Charter and relevant EU and Council of Europe Law.
Furthermore, the project wishes to strengthen the HELP EU Network and increase mutual trust between EU practicioners.