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Call for Participants: International launch of the Council of Europe HELP course on The Environment and Human Rights

Strasbourg, France 16 September 2021
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Call for Participants: International launch of the Council of Europe HELP course on The Environment and Human Rights

The Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) announces a call for participants for its new tutored 8-week online course on The Environment and Human Rights.

 

Course Format

The course will be launched on 13 October 2021 with an online launch event for participants.

Following the online launching event, the participants will take the course online, with autonomous, asynchronized learning on the HELP online Platform, with moderation from a HELP Tutor. The course duration will be 8 weeks, with approximately a 2-hour commitment every two weeks.

For more information and the agenda of the launching event, see the full call for participants.

 

Course Content

This free HELP online course addresses the legal frameworks and practical approaches that will support legal practitioners and others in understanding the connections between human rights and the environment, in particular how to apply a human rights-based approach to environmental protection.

The course consists of an introductory module, as well as 4 specific modules addressing the main aspects related to a human rights-based approach to environmental protection.

 

Registration

Participants are now invited to register for this course by sending the following information:

  • name,
  • nationality (or jurisdiction of practice if different)  
  • profession (and Institution if applicable) and
  • one or two lines about why you are interested in this course

to douglas.maxwell@coe.int with stephanie.denton@coe.int in copy.

Registration will be on a first come first serve basis with a limited number of participants per country, this is to ensure a proportional geographical balance among the group.

The profile requirements for registration are: Legal professionals (Judge, Prosecutor or Lawyer) from one of the Council of Europe member States.

Places are limited to 40 participants. In the event of high interest, the course may be implemented for 2 groups of participants.

The participants who have successfully completed the course and passed the evaluation set by the tutor will receive certificates issued by the HELP Programme of the Council of Europe.

 

Further Information

For further information, see the full call for participants, and do not hesitate to contact the project team:


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