First regional HELP course launch on Admissibility Criteria launched for six countries in the Western Balkans

13 October 2019 Tirana

The HELP online course on Admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the European Court of Human Rights was launched in Tirana on 13 October for a group of 36 lawyers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. Participants were welcomed by Olsi...

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Child-friendly Justice, Violence against Women and Labour Rights: HELP courses launched in Spain

11-12 October 2019 Barcelona

Spain prioritises Child-friendly Justice, Violence against Women and Labour Rights as key human rights topics to train judges, prosecutors and lawyers. The Spanish Judiciary School hosted on 11-12 October 2019 the launch of two HELP courses: Child-friendly Justice and Children’s Rights Violence...

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Montenegro launch of the HELP course Combating trafficking in human beings

11 October 2019 Podgorica

More than 50 legal professionals participated in the HELP online course on Combating trafficking in human beings (and protecting its victims) launched in cooperation with the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution. During the launching event, participants were introduced to the...

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HELP course on Data protection and privacy rights launched for Macedonian lawyers

8 October 2019 Skopje

In view of the forthcoming adoption of the Law on Personal Data Protection, the HELP course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights was launched for the benefit of 60 Macedonian lawyers. The event was organised in cooperation with the Bar Association of the Republic of North Macedonia, member of...

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A third group of Armenian legal professionals to take the HELP course on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence

4 October 2019 Yerevan

Following the successful implementation of two editions of the HELP course on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence in Armenia, a third group of Armenian justice professionals will benefit from this course over the upcoming three months. This third edition is again organised in close...

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Pool of HELP trainers in North Macedonia reinforced

2-3 October 2019 Skopje

19 judges and public prosecutors attended the HELP Training-of-Trainers organised in cooperation with the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors to reinforce the existing pool of HELP trainers in North Macedonia. The session was held on 2 and 3 October at the premises of the Academy....

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Council of Europe HELP training of trainers session in Ankara with the Justice Academy of Turkey

30 September 2019 Ankara

With the aim of expanding the pool of HELP certified trainers in Turkey for the future implementation of HELP courses, a training-of-trainers session was organised in Ankara on 30 September 2019 in cooperation with the Justice Academy of Turkey (JAT). The HELP pool of trainers will be available...

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First cross-border event for the launch of the HELP course on Procedural Safeguards in Criminal Proceedings and Victims’ Rights

27 September 2019 Marbella

39 Spanish judges and lawyers were joined in Spain by 17 international lawyers from 12 EU member states for a seminar on procedural safeguards and the launch of this new HELP course. The event was organised on 27 September 2019 by the Spanish Bar Council (CGAE), as partner of the EU-Council of...

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HELP course on key human rights principles in biomedicine presented during the 7th European Conference of Health Law at dedicated workshop

26 September Toulouse

A workshop on the Council of Europe HELP course on Key human rights principles in Biomedicine was organised jointly by the Council of Europe Bioethics Unit and the Council of Europe HELP Unit. The workshop was held within the framework of the 7th European Conference of Health Law organised by the...

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Seminar on Radicalisation Prevention and cross-border launch on HELP course in Gathering and Use of Evidence in Counter-terrorism cases for EU legal professionals

23-24 September 2019 Strasbourg

45 judges, prosecutors, prison and probation staff meet in Strasbourg for the HELP Seminar on Radicalisation Prevention and the cross-border launch of the HELP course on Gathering and Use of Evidence in Counter-terrorism Cases. The joint event, organised under the EU-Council of Europe projects...

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First launch of the new HELP course on Family Law and Human Rights in a cross-border event under EU-Council of Europe "HELP in the EU” project

16-17 September 2019 Ljubljana

85 judges, prosecutors and court staff from 10 EU member states met in Ljubljana on 16 and 17 September 2019 for a seminar on family law and the launch of the HELP course, organised under the EU funded project “HELP in the EU”. Alongside current challenges in the field of family law, the...

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The HELP course on Internal Displacement launched for multiple groups

17 September 2019 Kyiv

On 17 September 2019 the HELP course on Internal Displacement was launched for a group of Ukrainian judges, in cooperation with the National School of Justice (NSJ) of Ukraine. This course launch is a part of a series of launches organised under the Council of Europe Project "Internal...

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New online course on CPT Standards published on the HELP online platform

5 September 2019 Strasbourg

A new free online course on the standards developed by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) is now available on the HELP online platform. The course was developed by the Council of Europe HELP Programme in close cooperation...

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New course on Procedural Safeguards in Criminal Proceedings and Victims’ Rights is now available on the HELP e-learning platform

28 August 2019 Strasbourg

The course was developed by the Council of Europe HELP Programme thanks to EU support, being financed by the EU-Council of Europe “HELP in the EU” Project. The HELP online course is based on the HELP methodology and combines both the fundamental procedural rights of accused and suspected persons...

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Rapporteur Judges from the Human Rights Department of the Ministry of Justice complete the HELP online course on Admissibility Criteria

22 July 2019 Ankara

On 22 July, a certificate award ceremony was organised in Ankara to mark the successful completion of the HELP online course on Admissibility Criteria by a group of 31 rapporteur judges. Certificates were issued to the successful participants within the framework of the cooperation of the Council...

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Montenegrin judges and prosecutors successfully completed the HELP course on Child-friendly justice

11 July 2019 Podgorica

On 11 July, a certificate award ceremony was organised in Podgorica to mark the successful completion of the HELP online course on Child-friendly justice by a group of 57 judges and prosecutors. The HELP course was implemented in the framework of the HELP in the Western Balkans project (funded by...

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2019 HELP Annual Network Conference: HELP celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe

headline 4-5 July 2019 Strasbourg

On 4-5 July 2019, the Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) held its annual Network Conference in Strasbourg, France. The Conference, which is the biggest plenary meeting of the Council of Europe HELP Network, gathered around 200 representatives of...

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Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Greece delivers first two trainings

21-24 June 2019 Thessaloniki-Athens

On 21 and 24 June 2019, Greece received the first Council of Europe-led trainings on anti-discrimination and hate crime against LGBTI persons. As a result of the joint organisation of the SOGI Unit and the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Unit, two trainings were delivered to...

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“HELP in the EU” cross border launch of the newly updated online course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights

18-19 June 2019 Bucharest

Under the EU-Council of Europe “HELP in the EU” Project, over 70 judges, prosecutors and court staff from Romania, Lithuania and Poland met in Bucharest on 18 and 19 June 2019 for a seminar on data protection and the launch of the recently updated HELP course. The seminar was organised by the...

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Council of Europe HELP Course on Refugee and Migrant Children launched in France

3 June 2019 Paris

The Council of Europe HELP course on Refugee and Migrant Children was launched in Paris on 3 June 2019 for French lawyers. To mark this event, a launching seminar was organised jointly with the Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB), the Délégation des Barreaux de France (DBF) and the Representation...

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