Updated Council of Europe HELP course Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights, with new module on execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

31 March 2020 Strasbourg

An updated version of the most popular Council of Europe HELP course, the course Introduction to the European Convention on Human Right and the European Court of Human Rights, is now available on the HELP online platform. “Europe has the strongest system of international human rights protection...

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More legal professionals and law students in Ukraine follow the HELP course on Internal Displacement

20 March 2020 Strasbourg

In February-March 2020, the HELP course on Internal Displacement was launched for 5 new groups of more than 150 participants in Ukraine, under the Council of Europe Project "Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions". The course was launched in the cities of Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kryvyi Rih...

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Fight against trafficking in human beings Cross-border launch of Tunisian and Moroccan HELP courses

13-14 February 2020 Tunis

Trafficking in human beings is a serious form of crime and a violation of human rights. It involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons with the aim of subjecting them to a form of exploitation and by using illicit means such as the abuse of vulnerability,...

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Legal professionals in Armenia benefit from the launch of Council of Europe HELP online courses on human rights

11-14 February 2020 Yerevan

On 11 February 2020, the HELP course on Reasoning of Judgments was launched for a group of judges and judicial advisors, in cooperation with the Academy of Justice of Armenia and under the Project “Supporting the criminal justice reform and harmonising the application of the European standards”,...

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HELP in the EU Focal and Info Points Meeting

6-7 February 2020 Strasbourg

On 6-7 February 2020, the HELP in the EU Focal and Info Points Meeting, organised in Strasbourg under the European Union-Council of Europe “HELP in the EU’” project, gathered over 50 members of the HELP Network, representatives of National Training Institutions (NTIs) for judges, prosecutors as...

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Cross-border HELP course launch on Procedural Safeguards in Criminal Proceedings and Victims’ Rights for Czech and Slovak lawyers

30-31 January 2020 Bratislava

A group of 65 Czech and Slovak lawyers attended the cross-border launch of the HELP course on Procedural Safeguards in Criminal Proceedings and Victims´ Rights, organised under the EU funded project “HELP in the EU” on 30 and 31 January 2020 in Bratislava. The event, hosted by the Slovak Bar...

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HELP course on Bioethics launched for Italian lawyers

27 January 2020 Rome

On 27 January 2020, the Council of Europe HELP course on Key Human Rights Principles in Biomedicine (Bioethics) was launched for a group of 30 lawyers in cooperation with the Italian National Bar Council (Consiglio Nazionale Forense). Participants were welcomed by Francesca Sorbi, National...

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Four Council of Europe HELP courses on human rights launched in Turkey for legal professionals in January

10-15 January 2020 Ankara

The Council of Europe HELP courses International Cooperation in Criminal Matters and Family Law and Human Rights were launched for the first time in Turkey on 10 January. A group of 30 rapporteur judges participated in these two courses launched in Ankara. Participants were welcomed by Mustafa...

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Preventing radicalisation in the prison system: Bremen is internationally active

20 December 2019 Bremen

The Bremen Justice and Constitution Senator started more than a year ago to develop its own concept for dealing with extremist prisoners - taking on a pioneering role. From the very beginning, the concept was accompanied by diverse training actions and project, including international ones....

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Two HELP activities in Latvia: Bioethics course launched and HELP presented to universities

16-17 December 2019 Riga

On 16 December 2019, the Council of Europe HELP course on Key Human Rights Principles in Biomedicine (Bioethics) was launched for a group of 35 judges, prosecutors, lawyers and doctors. The launching event was organised in cooperation with and in the premises of the Latvian Judicial Training...

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Launch of the HELP course on Child-Friendly Justice in Russia

10 December 2019 Moscow

The HELP course on Child-Friendly Justice was launched at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). The event was held on the International Human Rights Day and was dedicated to the Protection of Rights and Interests of the Child in Judicial Proceedings. The...

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HELP course on the Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights launched for Trainee Judges and Prosecutors from the Justice Academy of Turkey

9 December 2019 Ankara

On 9 December, the HELP online course on the Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights, in both English and Turkish was launched in Ankara for a group of 225 trainee judges and prosecutors. Participants were welcomed by Muhittin Özdemir, the...

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Human Rights in University Education: Council of Europe HELP Training-of-Trainers session in İstanbul and HELP cooperation with the İstanbul Kültür University of Turkey

4 December 2019 Istanbul

The committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted on 16 October 2019 the Recommendation CM/Rec (2019)5 on the system of the European Convention on Human Rights in university education and professional training. This is the key CM Recommendation stressing the fundamental role played by...

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First launch of Council of Europe HELP course on Refugee and Migrant Children for lawyers from Istanbul Bar Association in Turkey

3 December 2019 Istanbul

On 3 December, the HELP online course on Refugee and Migrant Children, in Turkish was launched in Istanbul for a group of 40 lawyers. It was organised in cooperation with the İstanbul Bar Association and supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This course was also...

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The HELP course Combating Trafficking in Human Beings launched for legal professionals in the Czech Republic

2 December 2019 Prague

26 Czech judges, prosecutors and judicial assistants took part in a seminar on combating trafficking in human beings and the launch of the HELP course. The event was organised on 2 December 2019 and was hosted by the Czech Judicial Academy. The programme included sessions on European standards...

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Violence against Women and Domestic Violence: First Council Of Europe HELP Course in the Southern Mediterranean

25-26 November 2019 Rabat

On 25-26 November, the Council of Europe HELP Programme and its key partners in Morocco, the Higher Institute of the Judiciary and the Presidency of the Public Ministry, organised in Rabat the first cross-border launch of the HELP course on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. This event...

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The Council of Europe HELP courses reach more students and lawyers in Ukraine

22-23 November 2019 Kyiv

On 22 November, the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) was presented to the students of the Institute for International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko University in Kyiv, Ukraine. The presentation was attended by a mixed group of Ukrainian and...

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HELP training for 25 Vologda magistrates

20 November 2019 Vologda

On 20 November twenty-five Vologda magistrates have solemnly received HELP certificates for the successful completion of the HELP course on the Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights. Vasilisa Neshataeva, a HELP focal point for Russia and...

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45 Georgian participants will take the first scenario-based HELP course on Combating Hate Crimes

14 November 2019 Tbilisi

A new Council of Europe HELP course on Combating Hate Crimes was launched for 45 justice professionals, including judges, prosecutors and investigators, in Georgia. Cristian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Kakhaber Sabanadze, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs,...

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HELP Reasoning of criminal judgments launched for Macedonian legal professionals

6 November 2019 Skopje

More than 40 Macedonian judges and Court clerks have attended the launch of the HELP course on Reasoning of criminal judgments, organised in cooperation with the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors. Participants were welcomed by Prof. Dr Natasa Gaber-Damjanovska, Director of the Academy for...

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