October 16th, 2015 § 0 comments

The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals, HELP, is aimed at supporting the Council of Europe member states in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) at the national level. CCBE is a partner of HELP.

HELP recently published a video which provides a 5-minute introduction to HELP.


The HELP website provides free on-line access to materials and tools for professional training on the ECHR. More recently, HELP made available, for instance, on its website self-study e-learning courses on Admissibility criteria in applications submitted before the European Court of Human Rights; on Asylum and the ECHR; on Introduction to ECHR. HELP has also been publishing Glossaries which are intended to guide legal professionals in using the correct terminology when they make Convention-based arguments in national proceedings, and to help legal professionals to correctly understand when reading judgments in English.

HELP organises yearly conferences for representatives of the HELP Network – the Network brings together representatives from National Training Institutions for Judges and Prosecutors and Bar Associations of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe. The conferences provide a forum for discussions on ways of enhancing training results and concrete implementation of the Convention at the national level and on how to improve an effective co-operation among all national and international institutions.

The PECO Blog will provide from now on regular information on major events of HELP in PECO countries and relevant publications.

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