First cross-border launch of HELP course for Croatian, Greek and Spanish judges and prosecutors

21 September 2018 Barcelona

A group of almost 70 judges and prosecutors from Croatia, Greece and Spain joined the first cross-border launch of the HELP course on the fight against racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, organised by the "HELP in the EU" project, funded by the EU and implemented by the Council of...

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Data protection course launched for Slovak lawyers

12 September 2018 Bratislava

The Council of Europe HELP course on data protection and privacy rights was launched in cooperation with the Slovak Bar Association for a group of 31 lawyers. This was the first pilot experience in launching a HELP course in the Slovak Republic. Nevertheless, the course, that was initially...

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New HELP course launched on Refugee and Migrant Children

10 September 2018 Strasbourg

The mass arrivals of those seeking refuge in Europe from war and persecution, as well as the continuing movement of persons across the Mediterranean and Turkey, act as a constant reminder of the precarious situation refugee and migrants find themselves in. All Council of Europe member states are...

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Key human rights principles in biomedicine course launched in our platform

4 September 2018 Strasbourg

Evolution of biology and medicine, including new technologies, has produced spectacular advances in the health field. However, these developments raise various issues that affect the individual and the protection of the individual’s rights and dignity. These ethical and, in many cases, also legal...

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Glasgow University hosts first HELP Workshop

30 August 2018 Glasgow

The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals “HELP” of the Council of Europe continues to play a key role and make a significant positive impact in Member States. On Saturday 14th April 2018, students from the School Of Law at the University Of Glasgow in Scotland...

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Business & Human Rights course now available for Ireland

20 August 2018 Strasbourg

The HELP course on Business and Human Rights has been adapted to reflect the Irish legal system and practice is now available publically as a self-learning course on the HELP platform. The course can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink under the Business and Human Rights course on the home...

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New HELP course on Internal Displacement available on the HELP online platform

headline 20 July 2018 Strasbourg

There are at least around three million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Europe and roughly 40 million of IDPs around the globe. The number of IDPs in the world has steadily increased over the past twenty years. IDPs are among the most vulnerable people in Europe and beyond, and the...

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The course on Admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the ECtHR launched for Ukrainian lawyers

headline 7 July 2018 Kyiv

On 7 July 2018, the HELP course on Admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) was launched for a group of selected 26 Ukrainian lawyers. The launching was organized under the Project ‘Enhancing the implementation of European Human Rights...

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The HELP/UNHCR online course on “Asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights” launched in Ankara

6 July 2018 Ankara

The Council of Europe Project on “Protection of Rights of Refugees and Migrants in Turkey” organized a kick-off meeting to launch HELP/UNHCR online course “Asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights” in Ankara, Turkey, on 6 July 2018. The online course will be implemented for a group of...

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Council of Europe HELP Annual conference: “Good training for good judgments”

22 June 2018 Strasbourg

The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) of the Council of Europe gathered representatives from Judiciary Schools and Bar Councils from member States on 21-22 June 2018. Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, opened...

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Council of Europe HELP courses presented in International Fora

4 June 2018 Saint Petersburg-Paris

The Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme of the Council of Europe and its unique course under preparation Human Rights in Sports was presented in the Saint Petersburg International Legal Forum. The course was presented in a session chaired by Tamara Shashikhina,...

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Training-of-Trainers HELP course on Refugee and Migrant Children

24-25 May 2018 Strasbourg

22 judges and lawyers (among which lawyers from the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights) from 11 European countries participated in the HELP Training-of-Trainers (ToT) session aimed at equipping them with the necessary practical skills to effectively implement HELP online courses in...

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Launch of two HELP courses in Azerbaijan

19 May 2018 Baku

On 19 May 2018, the HELP distance learning course Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights was launched in Baku for a selected group of 70 lawyers and attorneys. In the opening ceremony, Ms Vafa Rovshanova, programme officer at the Council of Europe Office in Baku, welcomed the...

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HELP course on Introduction to the ECHR and the ECtHR launched for 260 Ukrainian candidate prosecutors

15 May 2018 Kyiv

On 15 May 2018, the HELP course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court on Human Rights was launched for nearly 260 Ukrainian future prosecutors, as part of their initial training, in cooperation with the National Academy of Prosecutors of Ukraine (NAPU)...

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Istanbul Convention: HELP online course launched in Montenegro

15 May 2018 Podgorica

The round-table and training on harmonisation of the courts’ practices with a specific focus on the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) took place on 15 May 2018 in Podgorica. With a view to improving the...

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HELP course on ECHR embedded in Spanish Judiciary School

11 May 2018 Barcelona

The launch of the HELP course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights on 11 May 2018 was hosted by the Spanish Judiciary School in the context of the collaboration of this institution with the Council of Europe’s HELP Programme. The...

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Training-of-Trainers in Portugal under “HELP in the EU” Project

8 May 2018 Lisbon

Eighteen judges, prosecutors and members of academia (12 women and 6 men) from six EU countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Romania and Spain) participated in a HELP Training-of-Trainers (ToT) session organised in Lisbon on 7 and 8 May 2018 and hosted by the Center of Judicial...

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HELP course on Child-friendly justice launched in Albania

4 May 2018 Tirana

On 3 May 2018, the HELP course on Child-friendly justice and Children’s Rights was launched in Albania in cooperation with the National Chamber of Advocates. A selected group of Albanian lawyers participated in the event prior to the 3-months implementation of the tutored online course....

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First course launched under EU-Council of Europe “HELP in the EU” Project

4 May 2018 Barcelona

The launch of the HELP course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights on 4 May 2018 was opened by the Director of the Spanish Judiciary School Gema Espinosa, who highlighted the collaboration of her institution with the Council of Europe’s HELP Programme. The course, in its 3rd Spanish edition, was...

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HELP in the Western Balkans launches course for judges in cooperation with the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia

26 April 2018 Belgrade

On 26 May, the HELP course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights was launched for 16 newly appointed judges in the framework on the initial training. The launching was organised in Belgrade in cooperation with the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia. Mr Tim Cartwright,...

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