The education and professional training of future legal professionals and civil servants with regard to the European Convention on Human Rights is of crucial importance to ensuring the implementation of the Convention at the national level.
Widespread knowledge of the Convention amongst judges, prosecutors, law enforcement personnel and lawyers contributes to promoting human rights and to preventing human rights violations.
This publication contains the text of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the system of the European Convention on Human Rights in university education and professional training, as adopted on 16 October 2019. This instrument defines core principles aimed at promoting a comprehensive and effective approach to education and training on the system of the Convention in Council of Europe member States.
This publication also includes a compilation of relevant good national practices.