The main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are national training institutions (NTIs) and universities as well as legal professionals (judges, lawyers and prosecutors) from the beneficiary country.

The main aim is enhancing the capacity of legal professionals to apply the European Convention on Human Rights in their daily work, e.g. to enhance the capacities of national training institutions and universities to provide effective training on the implementation of the related instruments and case-law through HELP methodology and tools; to increase the knowledge and skills of legal and other professionals, as well as law students to effectively and coherently apply CoE legal requirements in their daily work and practice.

The following results are expected:

  • The HELP Network of national trainers, with representatives in most regions of the country, is well-established. National trainers are available to lead HELP distance courses and provide face-to-face learning to various groups of legal and non-legal professionals.
  • The HELP Human Rights training methodology is implemented at national level and existing HELP training materials are incorporated into the NTIs/BAs curricula.
  • HELP blended/distance learning courses, according to the needs of national partners, are developed, adapted, tested and made available to the NTIs/BAs.
  • The Council of Europe standards and legal instruments are introduced and incorporated into the universities’ curricula as an integral part of the Russian legal system.

HELP course launched in cooperation with Saint Petersburg University

28 April 2020 Saint Petersburg

The Russian version of the Council of Europe HELP course Labour Rights as Human Rights was launched in cooperation with the Saint Petersburg University. Participants of the event agreed that labour rights as human rights is a topic as relevant as ever in the current global context. 36...

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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 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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