Family Law and Human Rights - new course available on the HELP online platform

13 February 2019 Strasbourg

The course has been developed thanks to EU support, jointly financed by the EU-Council of Europe "HELP in the EU" Project and the EU-Council of Europe Horizontal Facility Action “Strengthening the Human Rights Ombudsman to fight discrimination” and is based on the HELP methodology. HELP is the...

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Network Conference under EU-Council of Europe Project ‘HELP in the EU’

31 January-1 February 2019 Strasbourg

Representatives of EU national training institutions for judges, prosecutors and lawyers and Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme international partners met in Strasbourg on 31 January-1 February 2019. The "HELP in the EU" Network Conference is the...

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Third HELP course on International cooperation in criminal matters for Serbian prosecutors

4 February 2019 Vrnjačka Banja

Following a successful completion of two pilot courses of the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) on the International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (ICCM) in 2018, another round of the HELP ICCM course started on 4 February 2019. This third...

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Trainers trained on new EU-Council of Europe Radicalisation Prevention HELP course

24-25 January 2019 Strasbourg

The first HELP Training of Trainers (ToT) under the EU-funded Project “HELP Radicalisation Prevention” gathered some 18 participants from up to 9 EU countries in Strasbourg on 24-25 January 2019. The purpose was to equip and certify future national tutors - most of them with expertise on the...

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The Council of Europe HELP Programme on the spotlight of the Spanish journal “Teoría y Realidad Constitucional”

14 January 2019 Strasbourg

The issue No 42, 2 semester 2018, of the Spanish journal “Teoría y Realidad Constitucional” (Theory and Constitutional Reality) hosts a paper about the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme and its essential aspects. You can access the Spanish version...

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Three HELP courses launched in Lithuania

17 December 2018 Vilnius

On 13 December 2018, a double kick-off event took place in Vilnius, for the launching of two HELP online courses: The HELP course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights was launched for a group of 45 participants including judges and lawyers, on the initiative and in close cooperation with the...

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New HELP course on Access to Justice for Women now available

headline 14 December 2018 Strasbourg

Achieving gender equality is a priority for the Council for Europe and its member states. It is also central to achieving the organisation’s mission: safeguarding human rights, upholding democracy and preserving the rule of law. Even if the legal status of women in Europe has improved during the...

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Macedonian lawyers to be trained to better protect victims of Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence

13 December 2018 Skopje

The HELP course on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence was launched for Macedonian lawyers, in a joint activity of the Council of Europe, Gender Equality Division, and the Macedonian Bar Association in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. The launching event was opened by...

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Refugee and Migrant Children course launch in Greece

10 December 2018 Athens

The Council of Europe HELP course on Refugee and Migrant Children was launched for Greek lawyers in Athens on 10 December 2018. The event was organised in collaboration with the Athens Bar Association and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Athens. The course has been...

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Polish lawyers to be trained to better protect victims of Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence

8 December 2018 Warsaw

The HELP course on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence was launched for Polish lawyers, in a joint action of the Council of Europe and the Polish Bar Council and the Bar Association of Attorneys at Law of Poland. The launching event was opened by Justyna Metelska, Chairperson of the...

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HELP Asylum course launched for Bulgarian and Greek legal professionals

7 December 2018 Thessaloniki

Bulgarian and Greek judges, prosecutors and civil staff involved in migration issues meet in Thessaloniki in a cross-border launch of the HELP course under the joint EU-Council of Europe “HELP in the EU” project. A group of almost 50 judges, prosecutors and civil staff from Bulgaria and Greece...

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The HELP course on Bioethics presented and launched in Belarus

7 December 2018 Minsk

On 7 December 2018, the HELP course on Key Human Rights Principles in Biomedicine was presented and launched in Minsk at an international conference organised in the framework of the Action Plan of the Council of Europe for Belarus. The conference was jointly organised by the Bioethics Unit of...

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Ukrainian judges and prosecutors trained to successfully implement the HELP course on Prohibition of Ill-treatment and Labour Rights

22-24 November 2018 Kyiv

On 22-24 November, a HELP Training-of-Trainers session was held in Kyiv for a combined group of participants: judges and trainers of the National School of Judges of Ukraine and trainers of the National Academy of Prosecutors of Ukraine. The event was organised within the framework of the Council...

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Council of Europe launches training for legal professionals on refugee and migrant children in Spain

23 November 2018 Barcelona

The Council of Europe HELP course on Refugee and Migrant Children was launched for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers in Spain on 23 November 2018, by the Special Representative of the Council of Europe Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (SRSG), Tomáš Boček, and the Council of Europe...

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The Council of Europe to pursue cooperation with Russia in the legal field

19-20 November 2018 Moscow

The Council of Europe launched a new cooperation project in Moscow last week under the umbrella of its Pan-European HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals). The event was opened by the Council of Europe’s Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law Christos...

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UK lawyers to protect Rights of Refugee and Migrant Children

19 November 2018 London

The Council of Europe HELP course on Refugee and Migrant Children was launched for Solicitors, Barristers and legal professionals in the United Kingdom on 13 November 2018 with support from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and in the premises of the International Maritime...

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Second Working Group meeting for the development of the HELP course on CPT Standards

12-13 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 12 and 13 November 2018 the second Working Group for the development of an online HELP course on CPT Standards was held at the Council of Europe premises in Strasbourg. The HELP course on CPT Standards will be used to train a wide range of professionals in Georgia and other pilot countries on...

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First regional HELP Training-of-Trainers for universities

6-7 November 2018 Belgrade

The first regional HELP Training-of-Trainers (ToT) for universities was held on 6-7 November 2018 in Belgrade at the premises of the Law Faculty. The event was organised in cooperation with the South East European Law School Network (SEELS) gathering 40 participants from Albania, Bosnia and...

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Open for registration: launch of HELP tutored course on Refugee and Migrant Children in the United Kingdom

6 November Strasbourg

A HELP tutored online course on Refugee and Migrate Children aimed specifically at UK legal professionals will be launched on 13 November 2018, in London. A limited number of seats are open to participate in the launch event and course. The aim of this course is to improve the knowledge and...

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The Council of Europe HELP course on Prohibition of Ill-treatment launched for Armenian investigators and prosecutors

31 October 2018 Yerevan

The Council of Europe HELP course on Prohibition of Ill-treatment was launched for a group of investigators of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia and the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Armenia, as well as prosecutors from the General Prosecutor’s Office of...

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