The main partners of the Project are EU national training institutions and bar associations, with the Romanian Institute of Magistracy and the Spanish School of Judges and Bar association as key partners.

The main beneficiaries are legal professionals of EU countries.

The main aim is to contribute to an increased protection of fundamental rights in the EU Member States in areas such as fight against racism, xenophobia and homophobia; data protection and privacy; family law; asylum; labour rights; and integrity of a person (bioethics); procedural rights in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights; asylum.

The specific objectives are:

  1. To enhance EU legal professionals’ capacities to effectively and coherently apply European fundamental rights standards at the national level and through cross-border training, mainly referring to the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights (the Charter), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the (revised) European Social Charter (ESC) and relevant EU and Council of Europe Law.
  2. To strengthen the HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal professionals) EU Network and increase mutual trust between EU practitioners.
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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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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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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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