EU contributes in training legal professionals on applying human rights standards
April 10, 2019
The Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme organised the first Training of Trainers for justice professionals of Morocco and Tunisia in March in Strasbourg. The event, organised with the support of the EU-funded South Programme III, was the first milestone in extending the HELP Programme beyond the borders of the Council of Europe, particularly in the areas of violence against women, child-friendly justice, trafficking in human beings and data protection.
The HELP Programme strengthens the capacity of legal professionals to apply human rights standards in their daily work. It provides tailor-made, high-quality courses on human rights issues addressed in several Council of Europe conventions. Council of Europe conventions set standards in the fields of human rights and rule of law, and contribute to the development of a common legal space at pan-European level and beyond.
The main objective of the Training of Trainers was to introduce the HELP programme, its methodology and some selected courses to the participants, and to give them the practical skills to use the HELP online courses so that they can be adapted to the needs of the respective institutions or audiences.