The main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are the Albanian School of Magistrate and School of Advocates; the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training and the Bar Association of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina; the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training and the Bar Association of the Republika Srpska; the Judicial Training Centre of Montenegro and the Montenegrin Bar Association; the Judicial Academy of Serbia and the Serbian Bar Association; the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors and the Bar Association of North Macedonia.

The main aim is to contribute to the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and European human rights standards at the national level. This is done by:

  • Enhancing the capacity of legal professionals/actors in the justice sector to effectively and coherently apply European human rights standards in their daily work;
  • Strengthening the capacity of National Training Institutions for judges and prosecutors (NTIs) and Bar Associations (BAs) to provide high quality human rights training and education.

The following results are expected:

  • Increased application of European human rights standards by the legal professionals/actors in the justice sector in their daily work
    • New HELP courses are finalised
    • HELP courses are translated into national language(s), adapted to the national legal order(s) and implemented for a selected group of participants
  • HELP methodology in integrated in the work of NTIs/BAs, while further strengthening the regional dimension of the HELP network
    • HELP courses and materials are made available to any user in the HELP online platform
    • Training-of-Trainers (ToT) sessions on human rights training methodology are organised
    • HELP Focal and Info Points are appointed to liaise between the HELP Secretariat and (respectively) NTIs and BAs
    • Representatives from NTIs and BAs benefit from the exchange of best practices and experiences on human rights training/education
Project news Project news

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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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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The Judicial Academy of Serbia includes in compulsory training programme the HELP course Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights launched in Serbian

27 April 2020 Belgrade

50 trainees of the tenth generation of the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia have started the Council of Europe Council of Europe HELP course Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and European Court of Human Rights. This year the course has been listed as compulsory in...

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