Ukraine: The HELP course International Cooperation in Criminal Matters launched for prosecutors

21 September 2020 Ukraine

On 21 September 2020, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Prosecutors’ Training Centre (PTC) and the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG), launched the HELP course on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters in Ukraine. The course was launched for prosecutors of the OPG and...

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European Union: Legal professionals from member states trained to become certified HELP tutors

17-18 September 2020 Strasbourg

Over 30 legal professionals, including judges, prosecutors and lawyers with training experience from several EU member states gathered online for a HELP training of trainers (ToT) session organised on 17-18 September 2020. They were joined by eight participants from non-EU member states involved...

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North Macedonia: HELP course Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights launched for judges and prosecutors

2 September 2020 North Macedonia

60 candidate judges and prosecutors in North Macedonia have participated in the online launch of the HELP online course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights on 2 September. The HELP online course is implemented in cooperation with the...

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Armenia: HELP course Prohibition of ill-treatment launched for legal professionals

31 July 2020 Yerevan

On 31 July 2020 the second group of 20 Armenian legal professionals, ten prosecutors and ten investigators, are following the HELP online course on Prohibition of ill-treatment. This HELP course aims at assisting legal professionals in properly applying the standards concerning the prevention and...

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Protection and Safety of Journalist: New Council of Europe HELP course available for free online

21 July 2020 Strasbourg

The new Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Protection and Safety of Journalists is now available on the HELP online platform. The course was developed jointly with the Council of Europe Information Society Department, under the action “Freedom of...

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Marking 70 years of the ECHR in critical times: 2020 HELP Network e-Conference

8-9 July 2020 Strasbourg

On 8-9 July 2019, the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) held its annual Network Conference. Due to the situation caused by coronavirus pandemic, the Conference was held for the first time in an online format. The Conference was organised under...

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70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights in critical times: Council of Europe to enhance professional training Europe-wide

headline 8 July 2020 Strasbourg

The 2020 HELP Annual Network Conference (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) discussed today the challenges in the modern professional training, new opportunities and courses to be developed by the HELP Programme, and a timely initiative for mainstreaming the Council of Europe...

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International Cooperation in Criminal Matters: HELP course now available in Ukrainian

3 July 2020 Kyiv

The HELP course International Cooperation on Criminal Matters is now available in Ukrainian. Developed by the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) of the Council of Europe and the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Operation of European...

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2020 HELP Network e-Conference: join us online next week

2 July 2020 Strasbourg

On 8-9 July the Council of Europe HELP Programme will hold its Annual Network Conference “Marking 70 years of the ECHR in critical times”, for the first time in a fully online format. Click here to join the e-Conference on 8-9 July at 9.30 CET Primarily aimed at Judiciary Schools and Bar...

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Spain: Enhanced human rights training with the HELP courses on the ECHR, refugee and migrant children and family law

1 July 2020 Strasbourg

The first ever triple online launch of HELP courses took place on 1 July 2020 for Spanish judges, prosecutors and lawyers: Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (new edition including a module on the Execution of Judgments of the...

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Freedom of Expression: the updated HELP course available now in our online platform for free

29 June 2020 Strasbourg

An updated version of the Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Freedom of Expression is now available on the HELP online platform. The course, initially developed in 2016, was updated, rebuilt and modernised jointly with the Council of Europe...

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The first HELP training-of-trainers held for legal professionals in civil society organisations in Serbia

24-26 June 2020 Serbia

The first training-of-trainers (ToT) on HELP methodology, with focus on the HELP course Admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the European Court of Human Rights, was organised online on 24-26 June for legal professionals in civil society organisations in Serbia. The event was...

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Procedural Safeguards in Criminal proceedings and Victims’ Rights: HELP course launched for legal professionals in Bulgaria, Czechia and Romania

23-25 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe HELP course on Procedural Safeguards in Criminal proceedings and Victims’ Rights was launched in three online seminars gathering judges, prosecutors and court staff from Bulgaria, Czechia and Romania respectively. The online sessions were held on 23-25 June 2020 and they...

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Violence against women and domestic violence: HELP course launch with the National Bar Council of Italy

23 June 2020 Rome

The Council of Europe HELP online course Violence against women and domestic violence was launched in cooperation with the National Bar Council of Italy (Consiglio Nazionale Forense). The online session was held on 23 June gathering a group of 35 lawyers. Participants were introduced to the Human...

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Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights: HELP course launched for legal professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17 June 2020 Sarajevo

Staff members of the case law department of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Supreme Court of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Supreme Court of Republika Srpska and Appellate Court of Brčko District and Judicial and Documentation Centre of High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of...

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The HELP course Combating Trafficking in Human Beings launched online for legal professionals in Romania, Slovakia and Spain

headline 15-16 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe HELP course Combating Trafficking in Human Beings is launched in three online sessions bringing together over 130 judges, prosecutors, and lawyers from Romania, Slovakia and Spain respectively. These online sessions were held on 15 and 16 June 2020, focusing on the Council...

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Lawyers from the European Court of Human Rights trained to become HELP tutors

10-11 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), in cooperation with the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) held one of the first blended, face-to-face and presential, events in the deconfinement phase for lawyers of the Registry...

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HELP course on Prohibition of Ill-treatment launched for Ukrainian investigators and prosecutors

9 June 2020 Kyiv

The Council of Europe project “Supporting Institutions to Combat Ill-Treatment in Ukraine” and the European Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) launched the HELP tutored online course on Prohibition of Ill-Treatment for 25 investigators of the Ukrainian State Bureau...

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Children's rights the focus of two HELP course launches in Moldova

4-5 June 2020 Chisinau

Two Council of Europe HELP courses related to children's rights were launched last week for legal professionals in Moldova. On 4 June, the HELP course on Family Law and Human Rights was launched in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), for a group of 48 participants, including...

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First HELP training-of-trainers held online

2 June 2020 Tbilisi

The first ever online HELP training-of-trainers (ToT) took place on 2 June 2020 aiming at increasing the pool of HELP certified national trainers in Georgia. This event was organised jointly by the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal professionals (HELP) and the European Union...

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