Republic of Moldova: Launch of the HELP course on Access to Justice for Women

18 JANUARY 2022 Republic of Moldova / Online

Forty-two Moldovan legal professionals will undergo the HELP online course on “Access to justice for women”, launched on 18 January 2022. Encompassing women’s rights and gender equality standards and best practices, the course consists of six substantive modules addressing the concept of...

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Armenian students certified for successfully passing the HELP online course on the CPT Standards

20 DECEMBER 2021 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

The Council of Europe HELP online course on Standards of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT Standards) was successfully completed by a group of Armenian students, thanks to the initiative of the Yerevan State University,...

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Council of Europe HELP – ELSA Germany: 60 law students learn about the European Convention on Human Rights

14 December 2021 STRASBOURG / HEIDELBERG / ONLINE

More than 60 German law students will be taking the Council of Europe HELP online course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), after today’s launch of the course organised by ELSA Germany and the Council of Europe HELP...

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The Council of Europe and its HELP Programme at the 15th Anniversary of the Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors of the Republic of North Macedonia

26 November 2021 Skopje, North Macedonia

On 26 November, the Council of Europe Programme Office in Skopje and the Council of Europe HELP Programme were represented during the regional conference “Further educational priorities, goals and challenges of the Judicial Academies” organised in Skopje to mark the 15th Anniversary of the...

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Polish, Spanish and Romanian legal professionals to take the HELP course on Freedom of Expression

22 November 2021 Online

The Council of Europe HELP online course on Freedom of Expression was launched for three groups of participants from Poland, Romania and Spain. On 2 November 2021, the Polish version of the Freedom of Expression course was launched in co-operation with the Polish Bar Council and the National...

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Council of Europe showcases its Guidelines and its HELP online courses on children’s rights at the World Congress on Justice with Children

17 November 2021 Online

The work of the Council of Europe and its HELP online courses on Child-friendly Justice, Children’s Rights – Key Challenges and Refugee and Migrant Children were presented during the 2021 World Congress on Justice with Children “Ensuring access to justice for all children: towards...

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HELP course on Admissibility criteria in applications submitted to the European Court of Human Rights launched for Albanian lawyers

16 November 2021 Albania, Online

Another important HELP course on ‘Admissibility Criteria in Applications submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)’ was launched for more than 30 Albanian lawyers . The course, part of the Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals programme was adapted and is...

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40 Latvian legal professionals to take the HELP course on Introduction to European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights

16 November 2021 Riga, Latvia

40 Latvian legal professionals (judges and judicial assistants) will take the Council of Europe HELP online course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), following the virtual launch organised in co-operation with the...

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Modernisation of judicial trainings in Croatia: New EU-CoE project

16 November 2021 Zagreb, Croatia

On 16 November 2021 in Zagreb a new project aimed at the modernisation of judicial training in Croatia was jointly launched by the Council of Europe, the European Commission (namely DG Reform) and the project partners: Judicial Academy and the Office of the Government Representative before the...

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Three HELP online courses launched for Italian lawyers

8 November 2021 Italy & Online

On 8 November 2021, the Council of Europe HELP online courses on Business and Human Rights, Ethics for judges, prosecutors and lawyers as well as Violence against women and domestic violence were launched during an online meeting gathering 130 Italian lawyers. The launch was organised by the...

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CoE-EU HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCE “Countering Cross-border crime: Human Rights Implications”

21 October 2021 Strasbourg, France and Online

On the 20th and 21st of October 2021, the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme organised a high-level CoE-EU conference on countering cross-border crime and human right implications. Due to the restrictions imposed by the covid-19 pandemic, the...

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Presentations on three HELP courses: Procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights, reasoning of criminal judgements and alternative measures

15 October 2021 Turkey

The HELP Kick-off Meeting was held online on 15 October 2021 to announce the launching of the tutored HELP Courses on Procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims' rights; Reasoning of criminal judgements; Alternative measures to detention, which are translated and adapted within the...

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Croatian lawyers to be trained on the European Convention on Human Rights through two HELP courses

14 October 2021 Zagreb, Croatia

More than 80 Croatian lawyers will benefit from two online courses of the Council of Europe HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) launched in co-operation with the Croatian Bar Association. HELP course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the...

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Labour rights as human rights: HELP online course launched for 50 Bosnian legal professionals

14 October 2021 Bosnia & Herzegovina

The launch of the Council of Europe HELP online course on Labour rights as human rights for Bosnian legal professionals was held by videoconference on 14 October 2021. The even was organised with the support of the EU and Council of Europe joint action “HELP in the Western Balkans” in...

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Environment and Human Rights: International launch of HELP online course

13 October 2021 Online

On 13 October 2021, an international group of 40 legal professionals from 19 countries attended the launch of the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme course on The Environment and Human Rights. In her opening remarks Eva Pastrana, Head of the Justice and Human Rights...

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HELP High level Conference on ´Countering cross-border crime: human rights implications’

06 October 2021 Online

Organised within the framework of the EU-CoE project ´HELP Radicalisation prevention, Judicial response to terrorism & International cooperation in criminal matters´, this event will be a great opportunity to hear from experts in areas such as international cooperation in criminal matters,...

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Albanian lawyers to expand the use of HELP online courses on human rights

01 October 2021 Tirana, Albania

The public presentation of the Council of Europe HELP Programme and its free online courses adapted for the needs of Albanian lawyers was organised online with the support of the EU and Council of Europe joint action “HELP in the Western Balkans” in co-operation with the Albanian Chamber of...

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Albanian candidate judges and prosecutors to expand their knowledge on Child-friendly justice, through the HELP online course

5 October 2021 Albania, Online

More than 40 Albanian candidate judges and prosecutors are benefitting from the online course on Child-friendly justice, part of the Council of Europe HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) implemented in co-operation with the Albanian School of Magistrates. On 5...

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Environment and Human Rights: first HELP online course ever launched for Serbian professionals

29 September 2021 Belgrade, Serbia

On 29 September 2021, a group of 21 Serbian misdemeanour and trainee judges attended the first ever seminar-course launch on Environment and Human Rights. The event was organised in cooperation with the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia. In his opening remarks, Sonja Vidanovic expressed,...

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EJTN seminar on Access to Justice supported by the Council of Europe

27-28 September 2021 Online

The Council of Europe HELP Programme supported the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), one of its main international partners, in organising and delivering the seminar on Access to Justice, for a group of 30 European judges and prosecutors. The seminar commenced with an intervention of...

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