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HELP Programme celebrates 20th anniversary at 2024 Annual Network Conference

A two-day Annual Network Conference of HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) starting on 4 July will be an occasion to review what has been achieved and explore avenues for the future. During its twenty years of existence HELP developed 54 courses on various human rights issues, available in 658 translated versions in more than 40 languages and reached out to some 160,000 users. All the courses can be freely accessed in self-learning format (open access, self-paced, certified) on the HELP e-learning platform.

The event is taking place in the context of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. The new President of the European Court of Human Rights, Marko Bošnjak,  will deliver the keynote speech. Special attention will be paid to the training needs and the HELP response in the context of the war in Ukraine. Mykola Gnatovskyy, the Ukrainian judge at the Court, will also address the conference.

The HELP programme hosts an e-learning platform which supports Council of Europe member states in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and other key Council of Europe and European Union legal texts at the national level by enhancing the capacity of judges, lawyers and prosecutors to apply the ECHR in their daily work. Thanks to HELP, legal professionals at the forefront of protecting human rights benefit from high-quality training on the convention and are kept up to date with the evolving standards and case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

The HELP Networkthe only pan-European peer-to-peer human rights training network, is composed of representatives from National Training Institutions for Judges and Prosecutors (NTIs) and Bar Associations (BAs) of the 46 member states of the Council of Europe.

The conference is open to the public online: Live Player (

Council of Europe Strasbourg 3 July 2024
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