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HELP Programme

The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) supports the Council of Europe member states in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) at the national level, in accordance with the Committee of Ministers Recommendation (2004) 4, the 2010 Interlaken Declaration, the 2012 Brighton Declaration and the 2014 Brussels declaration.

This is done by enhancing the capacity of judges, lawyers and prosecutors in all 47 member states to apply the ECHR in their daily work. Indeed, legal professionals, who are at the forefront of the protection of human rights, including those of victims, must benefit from high-quality training. This is to ensure that they are kept up-to-date with the ever-evolving standards and case law of the European Court of Human Rights. HELP precisely aims at providing high-quality and tailor-made training tools to all European legal professionals.

The European Union (EU) countries benefit from the HELP in the 2 Programme, funded by the EU.

HELP course on "Labour Rights as Human Rights"
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"Last week the online course on "Labour Rights as Human Rights" was concluded. It was the second distance e-learning course conducted by the National School of Judges in cooperation with the «HELP» programme of the Council of Europe. 24 judges from the Courts of Appeal and Courts of first instance from all over the country, as well as 10 lawyers of the Bar Associations of Athens and Thessaloniki, participated in the course. The course started in early November, at a special event held in the National School of Judges and was successfully completed after nearly four months. During these four months participants received educational material, which was coordinated by Mr. Petros Alikakos, Judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Thessaloniki and they were making the assessment tests, while at the end, last week, 28 participants successfully passed the final test. Τhe lead took the trainee of the 22nd educational series Mr. Evangelos Nikolaou. The National School of Judges is actively involved in the «HELP» programme. Actually, during the current month one other e-learning course will be completed; the course on the protection of asylum seekers."

16-18/2/2015      Training of HELP Trainers

03-06/11/2014    Training the Trainers

10-11/10/2013     Help training for national Tutors