HELP course Launches and certificates award in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

18 April 2018 Skopje

The HELP/UNHCR course on Asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was launched for a mixed group of administrative judges and lawyers in cooperation with the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors “Pavel Shatev”. Participants were welcomed by Judge Aneta Arnaudovska, Director...

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The new course on the rights of persons with disabilities: a double launch in Armenia

11 April 2017 Yerevan-Vanadzor

The new HELP course on the rights of persons with disabilities was launched in Armenia with two kick-off events. These took place on 3 April in Yerevan with legal practitioners and on 5 April in Vanadzor with NGO representatives. The presentations of the course stimulated important exchange among...

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Training-of-Trainers on the HELP Programme for medical and legal professionals

headline 6 April 2018 Minsk

A first of its kind, Training-of-Trainers (ToT) of the HELP Programme was held in Minsk, Belarus on 3-4 April 2018. At the ToT a new HELP online course on combating trafficking in human beings was presented. The participants included 25 professionals from medical and legal fields. The course was...

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Regional HELP Training-of-trainers held in Ankara

5-6 April 2018 Ankara

The regional HELP Training-of-Trainers (ToT) session was organised in Ankara on 5-6 April 2018, within the framework of the Council of Europe “Protection of Refugees and Migrants in Turkey” Project. The event was organised in close co-operation with the Directorate General of Migration Management...

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The HELP course on Introduction to the ECHR and the ECtHR launched in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

23 March 2018 Veles

The HELP course Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention) and the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) was launched for the judicial assistants of the Supreme Court. The event was organized in cooperation between the project HELP in the Western Balkans and the...

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Fighting Violence against Women in Slovenia: launch of HELP course

22 March 2018 Ljubljana

The Council of Europe, in collaboration with the Slovenian Judicial Training Centre launched the HELP course on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Ljubljana on 22 March 2018. Nataša Skubic, Head of Continuous Training Department of the Judicial Training Centre, opened the event...

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Data Protection and Hate Crime & Hate Speech in Montenegro: kick-off and certificate award ceremony

19 March 2018 Podgorica

In the framework of the long-lasting cooperation of the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution, the kick-off of the HELP course on Data protection and privacy rights and the certificate award ceremony of the HELP course on Hate crime and hate speech were organised on 19 March...

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Radicalisation Prevention: European Seminar under European Union-Council of Europe Project

16 March 2018 Strasbourg

A Seminar focusing on Radicalisation prevention and risk assessment tools was organised on 15 and 16 March in the Council of Europe’s premises in Strasbourg, gathering over 50 participants from more than 10 countries and covering several professional categories such as judges, prosecutors, prison...

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Double launch of HELP courses on Business and Human Rights and Data Protection in France

9 March 2018 Paris

The French Conseil National de Barreaux (CNB) and the Council of Europe’s HELP Programme, in collaboration with the École National de la Magistrature (ENM), organised a double kick-off of the courses on Data Protection and Privacy Rights and Business and Human Rights. The event took place in...

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Two HELP courses launched in Croatia

22 February 2018 Zagreb

On 22 February 2018, the HELP course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) was launched for Croatian lawyers, at the premises of and in cooperation with the Croatian Bar association. The event was opened by Josip Šurjak,...

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Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Georgia

headline 22 Febuary 2018 Tbilisi

Georgian prosecutors attended the launch of the Council of Europe HELP course to fight violence against women and domestic violence, which took place on 22 February 2018 at the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia. Representatives from the Training Centre of Justice, the Academy of the Internal...

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First Council of Europe HELP course launched in Ireland

12 February 2018 Dublin

The President of the Law Society of Ireland, Michael Quinlan, launched the first Council of Europe HELP course in Ireland. The launch of the course on Business and Human Rights, a free online course developed by the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme of the Council of...

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HELP/UNHCR course on Asylum and the ECHR in Albania: closing event

headline 12 February 2018 Tirana

The closure event of the HELP/UNHCR course on Asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was organised in Tirana, Albania on 12 February. Participants in the course had the possibility to discuss with international experts in the fields as well as the national tutors on how the...

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Strengthening the protection against discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina

7-9 February 2018 Sarajevo-Banja Luka

International standards and mechanisms in combating and preventing discrimination, including those by the European Court of Human Rights and Council of Europe’s monitoring bodies are at the core of the HELP online courses on protection against discrimination. To strengthen the capacity of all the...

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First launch of the HELP course on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters for Serbian trainee prosecutors

7 February 2018 Belgrade

The launch of the national version of the HELP course on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (ICCM) was organised on 7 February jointly with the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia for a group of trainee prosecutors. The event was aimed to introduce participants to the HELP...

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The Council of Europe HELP Programme on the spotlight of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates

6 February 2018 Strasbourg

The latest issue of The Chronicle of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM) hosts an article about the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme and its latest developments. It includes the latest courses on...

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Ankara Seminar on CPT Standards of Detention Conditions for refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers in Removal Centres

6-7 February 2018 Ankara

The Council of Europe Project on “Protection of Rights of Refugees and Migrants in Turkey” organized the seminar “The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) Standards related to Detention Conditions for refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers in Removal Centres” in Ankara, Turkey,...

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Four HELP events held in the Republic of Moldova

5-7 February 2018 Chisinau

The excellent cooperation of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) of the Council of Europe with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) of the Republic of Moldova, as well as with the Moldovan Union of Lawyers, within the framework of the project...

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Joint kick-off meeting of the HELP courses “Child-friendly Justice” and “Violence against Women and Domestic Violence” in Ukraine

31 January 2018 Kyiv

The launch of the national versions of the HELP courses on Child-friendly Justice and Violence against Women/Domestic Violence was organised jointly with the National School of Justice of Ukraine and the National Academy of Prosecution of Ukraine in Kyiv on 24 January. Master trainers trained by...

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The Council of Europe HELP Programme and DeRad

22-26 January 2018 Granada

The Human Rights Education Programme for Legal Professionals (HELP) of the Council of Europe and its Project on prevention of radicalisation leading to terrorism were presented to the participants of the Training of the Trainers for experts on Prevention of Radicalisation held in Granada, Spain,...

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