2017 HELP Network Conference: “HELP for Friendly Justice”

June 26th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

A summary on this year’s conference has been published on the HELP website, click here.

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, stated in the opening remarks to the Plenary:

“Lawyers, prosecutors and judges also need training if they are to stay abreast of developments in the evolution of human rights, not least in a context where the human rights challenges facing our member states are fast evolving”.


Group photo from the HELP Annual Network Conference, © Council of Europe

2017 HELP Network Conference: ‘HELP for Friendly Justice’

June 13th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink


HELP has now published the programme for this year’s conference which will take place on 19-20 June 2017 in Strasbourg. More information on the conference can be downloaded from the HELP website, please click here.

Launch of the HELP course on Pre-trial investigation in Moldova…

May 5th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

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HELP: Outcome of European Seminar on Legal Training and Evaluation

April 4th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink


An account of the seminar (which took place on 20/21 March 2017) and the seminar’s presentations can be downloaded here.

Conclusions-future: HELP plans, on the one hand, to intensify the implementation of the existing courses, and on the other hand, create new HELP courses on new domains relevant for EU countries, such as the prevention of radicalisation.

HELP: Course on the Right to Property

March 10th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

HELP has published this new free online course which can be accessed here. The course covers the Right to Property enshrined in Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights and the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

The course is available in English. National Training Institutions or Bars/Law Societies interested in developing national translations and adaptations of the course can contact the HELP Secretariat.

SAVE THE DATE: HELP Network Conference 2017

February 14th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink


The HELP Network Conference will take place on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June 2017 (at the Council of Europe’s headquarters in Strasbourg). The theme of this year’s conference is: “HELP for Friendly Justice”. As with every year, the conference will allow for discussions among HELP members and partners on ways of enhancing training results and concrete implementation at the national level of the European Convention on Human Rights and on how to improve an effective co-operation among all national and international institutions. For more information, see Save-the-Date on HELP.

HELP – Update

January 11th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink


Last December, HELP published the 2nd edition of the e-Newsletter of the EU-CoE Programme “HELP in the 28”. The newsletter can be obtained here.

This year’s annual conference of HELP will take place on 29-20 June 2017. ‘HELP in the 28’ will also organise a European Seminar on Legal Training and Evaluation Methodology which will be held on 20-21 March 2017. More information on these events will follow as soon as available.

HELP website

HELP in the 28: Reinforcing the EU dimension of HELP

November 23rd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

HELP has published a summary of last week’s meeting of HELP contact points:

For the second year, HELP contact points from national training institutions and bar associations from the EU met for 1.5 day in Strasbourg to (i) keep up to date with (legal) developments in priority areas for the EU, (ii) exchange best practices, and (iii) reinforce current and future cooperation among EU NTI and BA….continue to read here.


Utrecht University MOOC on Human Rights is now available at:

November 16th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink


First HELP Newsletter

November 14th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) has published its first newsletter, click here.