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									           ECHR training and awareness-raising activities

Study visit for the Ombudsman of Serbia and lawyers from his Office to
the Council of Europe
Strasbourg, 25-27 June

The newly appointed Ombudsman of Serbia, Mr Sasa Jankovic, and lawyers
from his Office will visit the Council of Europe on 25-27 June 2008. The visit
will provide an opportunity to meet key interlocutors within the Secretariat of
the Council of Europe and to improve the participants' knowledge of the
Council of Europe’s main human rights treaties and mechanisms, which are
relevant to the work of non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of human
rights, such as Ombudsman institutions.


First cascade seminar for lawyers in the western regions of Armenia
Gyumri, Armenia, 24-25 May

A cascade seminar for lawyers in the Western regions of Armenia was
organised in co-operation with the Chamber of Advocates of Armenia
(http://www.pastaban.am) with the assistance of a national pool of qualified
experts trained by the CoE. The seminar highlighted the ECHR’s substantive
provisions and their domestic application in civil and criminal proceedings as
well as in standard-setting the case-law of the ECtHR and in the CoE
member-states.

Thematic seminar for lawyers on Article 6(1) of the ECHR and Article 1
of Protocol 1 to the ECHR
Kyiv, Ukraine, 22-23 May

A thematic seminar for lawyers on Article 6(1) of the ECHR and on Article 1 of
Protocol 1 to the ECHR was held. The seminar was organised in co-operation
with the Ukrainian Advocates’ Association (http://www.uaa.org.ua), and it
focused on the right to property under the ECHR and relevant standard-
setting case-law of the ECtHR and the case-law in CoE member states.

Cascade training seminar for attorneys
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 22-23 May

A training seminar for public attorneys on the procedures before the
Constitutional Court of BiH and the ECtHR was held. A cascade training
seminar for public attorneys was organised. This activity focused on the
Procedure before the Constitutional Court of BiH and the ECtHR and on
Article 6 of the ECHR and on Article 1 of Protocol 1 to the ECHR.

Training seminar on article 3 and 5 of the ECHR
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 19-20 May
A training seminar for relevant ministries on the rights of prisoners and
persons in custody as guaranteed by the Human rights standards was held. A
cascade training seminar was organised for relevant ministries. This activity
focused on Articles 3 and 5 of the ECHR.

Training seminar on “The right to a fair trial”
Vilnius, Lithuania 17-18 May

A training seminar for Belarusian lawyers and human rights defenders aimed
at increasing the participants’ knowledge of human rights work and at
improving their capacity to engage actively in human rights standards in
Belarus was held. The participants were provided with general information on
the right to a fair trial, with a view to the forthcoming parliamentary elections in
Belarus to be held in October 2008.


Thematic seminar for lawyers on Article 6 and Article 1 of the Protocol 1
to the ECHR
Chisinau, Moldova, 16-17 May

A thematic seminar for lawyers on Article 6 of the ECHR and on Article 1 of
the Protocol 1 to the ECHR was organised. The objective of the seminar
organised in co-operation with the Public Association Lawyers for Human
Rights was to highlight Article 6 of the ECHR and Article 1 of the Protocol 1 to
the ECHR as well as the relevant case-law of the ECtHR and the case-law in
CoE member states.

Cascade training seminar for lawyers
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15-16 May

A cascade training seminar for lawyers was organised thanks to a generous
voluntary contribution by the Government of Norway earmarked for the
Council of Europe’s training activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of
human rights. The trainers trained lawyers on the Procedure before the
Constitutional Court of BiH and the European Court of Human Rights and on
Articles 6 and 8 of the ECHR and Article 1 of Protocol 1 to the ECHR.

Series of five cascade seminars on the ECHR for prosecutors from
regions of Armenia
Yerevan, Armenia, April-May

A series of five cascade seminars on the ECHR for prosecutors from regions
of Armenia were held. The seminars were organised in co-operation with the
Office of the Prosecutor General of Armenia (http://www.genproc.am) under
the CoE/EC Joint Programme entitled “Fostering a Culture of Human Rights”
with the assistance of a national pool of qualified experts trained by the CoE.
The seminars highlighted the ECHR’s substantive provisions and their
domestic application in criminal proceedings as well as the standard-setting
case-law of the ECtHR and of the case-law in CoE member states.
Study visit for future judges and prosecutors’ trainers from Albania
Strasbourg, 28-30 April

A study visit was organised for 13 judges and prosecutors, graduates from the
Albanian School of Magistrate and selected to be future trainers during 3
previous training sessions held in Albania, within the framework of the
programme” Training Course for Future Judges and Prosecutors’ Trainers”.
The study visit focused on the recent developments related to the case law of
the ECtHR and other Council of Europe institutions and bodies. The
participants attended the Grand Chamber hearing session in the case of
Leger v. France. At the end of the visit, the participants received certificates
from the local trainer on ECHR. Lastly, the participants were informed that the
next planned activities would be series of cascade seminars, during which
they would train their peers.


In-depth seminar for lawyers on Articles 5 and 6 of the ECHR
Yerevan, Armenia, 25-26 April

An in-depth seminar for lawyers on Articles 5 and 6 of the ECHR was held.
The objective of the seminar organised in co-operation with the Chamber of
Advocates of Armenia (http://www.pastaban.am) was to gain an in-depth
insight into Articles 5 and 6 of the ECHR as well as into the relevant case-law
of the ECtHR and the case-law in CoE member states.

Cascade training seminar for lawyers
Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24-25 April

A cascade training seminar for lawyers was organised thanks to a generous
voluntary contribution by the Government of Norway earmarked for the
Council of Europe’s training activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of
human rights. The activity focused on the Procedure before the Constitutional
Court of BiH and the ECtHR, and on Articles 6 and 8 of the ECHR and Article
1 of Protocol 1 to the ECHR.

Cascade training seminars for lawyers
Tirana, Albania 21-22 April and Durres, Albania 26-27 May

Two cascade training seminars for lawyers were organised with the co-
operation of the Albanian National Chamber of Advocates, the national
lawyers-trainers trained their peers practicing in the cities of Tirana, Durres,
Lushnje and Berat on Articles 2, 3, 5, 6 and 9 and 10 of the ECHR.

Thematic seminar for lawyers on Articles 3 and 5 of the ECHR
Chisinau, Moldova, 18-19 April

A thematic seminar for lawyers on Articles 3 and 5 of the ECHR was held.
The objective of the seminar organised in co-operation with the Public
Association Lawyers for Human Rights was to highlight Articles 3 and 5 of the
ECHR as well as the relevant case-law of the ECtHR and the case-law in CoE
member states.

In-depth seminar for national ECHR trainers of judges and prosecutors
on Articles 3 and 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights
Chisinau, Moldova, 17-18 April

An in-depth seminar for national ECHR trainers of judges and prosecutors on
Articles 3 and 5 of the ECHR was held. The objective of the seminar,
organised in co-operation with the National Institute of Justice of Moldova,
was to highlight Articles 3 and 5 of the ECHR as well as the relevant case-law
of the ECtHR and the case-law in CoE member states.

Training for Russian lawyers on Domestic application of the ECHR
Cheboksary, Russian Federation, 14-15 April

The seminar gathered 40 lawyers from the Republic of Chuvashia, the first
time such an event was organised in that part of Russia. The seminar
triggered a large interest among the participants, signalling the need for more
activities to be organised in the Chuvashian Republic. The activity was
organised within the framework of the EC/CoE Joint Programme entitled
“Enhancing the Capacity of Legal Professionals and Law Enforcement
Officials in Russia to apply the ECHR Standards in Domestic Legal
Proceedings and Practices”.

Training-of-trainers seminar for national ECHR trainers of prosecutors
Tbilisi, Georgia, 10-12 April

A training-of-trainers seminar for national ECHR trainers of prosecutors was
held. The objective of the seminar organised in co-operation with the Office of
the Prosecutor General of Georgia (http://www.pog.gov.ge/en) under the
EC/CoE Joint Programme “Fostering a Culture of Human Rights” was to
develop a national pool of qualified ECHR experts. The seminar focused on
Articles 3, 5, 6 of the ECHR but also provided an overview of the ECHR
substantive provisions as well as of the relevant case-law of the ECtHR and
the case-law in CoE member states. Methodological aspects for making
effective presentations to prosecutors were also highlighted. The national
trainers for prosecutors will then train prosecutors from regions of Georgia
through cascade seminars in June 2008.

Series of ten cascade seminars for judges on the ECHR
Ukraine, March-May 2008

A series of 8 cascade seminars for prosecutors on the ECHR was held in
regions of the Ukraine. The seminars were organised in co-operation with the
Academy of Judges of Ukraine (http://aj.court.gov.ua) under the CoE/EC Joint
Programme entitled “Fostering a Culture of Human Rights” with the
assistance of a national pool of qualified experts trained by the CoE. The
seminars highlighted the ECHR’s substantive provisions and their domestic
application in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings as well as the
standard-setting case-law of the ECtHR and the case-law in CoE member
states.


Seminar on the role of Government Agents in ensuring effective human
rights protection
Bratislava, Slovakia, 3-4 April.

Government agents, who are responsible for representing and defending
member states before the ECtHR, contribute in many ways to the effective
protection of human rights, not only in Strasbourg. They can play a key role in
ensuring that the rights set out in the ECHR are fully implemented in their own
countries, in line with the subsidiarity principle enshrined in the Convention.
The Government agents’ important role in enhancing the protection of human
rights in Europe was the topic of a seminar on the “Role of Government
Agents in Ensuring Effective Human Rights Protection”, organised by the
Council of Europe and the Slovak Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers
and gathering Government agents from 47 member states. The aim of the
seminar was to examine the role of government agents in representing their
member states before the Court, their possible contribution towards the
execution of its judgments, the dissemination of its case-law, and the role they
can play to ensure that national legislation is compatible with the Convention.
The seminar was opened by Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary
General of the Council of Europe, Jean Paul Costa, President of the
European Court of Human Rights, and Stefan Harabin, Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Justice of the Slovak Republic.


Series of eight cascade seminars for prosecutors on the ECHR
Ukraine, March-April 2008

A series of 8 cascade seminars for prosecutors on the ECHR was held in
regions of the Ukraine. The seminars were organised in co-operation with the
Office of the Prosecutor General and the Association of Prosecutors of the
Ukraine (http://www.uap.org.ua) under the CoE/EC Joint Programme
“Fostering a Culture of Human Rights” with the assistance of a national pool
of qualified experts trained by the CoE. The seminars highlighted the ECHR’s
substantive provisions and their domestic application in criminal proceedings
as well as the standard-setting case-law of the ECtHR and the case-law in
CoE member-states.

Seminar on Article 8 and Workshop on monitoring and investigation
Tbilisi, Georgia, 28-29 March

A training seminar on Article 8 of the ECHR and a Workshop on Monitoring
and Investigation were organised for lawyers within the framework of the
project entitled “Enhancing the Capacity of Public Defender of Georgia”,
funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by the
Council of Europe, at the Office of Public Defender on 28-29 March 2008 in
Tbilisi. The training was the second of a series of intensive training sessions
on the ECHR, while the workshop was the first out of series of different
workshops that are envisaged under the project. 30 lawyers in total
participated in the training, 6 of which were members of the regional offices of
the Public Defender institution. ECHR training material as well as information
documents prepared by experts were made available in English and in
Georgian.


Training seminar for representatives of the civil society in the Russian
Federation on “The Application of the ECHR on a Domestic Level: Focus
on the Right to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Freedom of
Association guaranteed under Article 11 of the ECHR”
Irkutsk, Russian Federation, 27-28 March

The activity was conceived as the follow-up activity of an awareness-raising
seminar on CoE human rights standards for Russian NGOs. The activity,
which focused on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of
association guaranteed under Article 11 of the ECHR, was organised within
the framework of the EC/CoE Joint Programme entitled “Enhancing the
Capacity of Legal Professionals and Law Enforcement Officials in Russia to
apply the ECHR in Domestic Legal Proceedings and Practices”.

Thematic seminar for judges on the ECHR
Yerevan, Armenia, 20-21 March

The purpose of the seminar, organised in co-operation with the Association of
Judges of Armenia (http://www.judge.am) under the EC/CoE Joint
Programme “Fostering a Culture of Human Rights”, was to highlight Article 6
of the ECHR as well as the relevant case-law of the ECtHR and the case-law
in CoE member states.

Training of trainers seminars for Russian judges on the ECHR
Nizhniy Novgorod, Russian Federation, 10-13 March; 15-17 April ; 13-15 May

Training-of-Trainers seminars on the application of the ECHR were organised
in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russian Federation. The seminars gathered judges from
various regions of the country and aimed to improve the knowledge on the
ECHR and to identify potential local trainers that would train their peers in the
cascade series to be implemented in subsequent phases of the project. The
three activities occurred within the framework of the EC/CoE Joint Programme
entitled “Enhancing the Capacity of Legal Professionals and Law Enforcement
Officials in Russia to apply the ECHR in Domestic Legal Proceedings and
Practices”.

Cascade training seminar for lawyers
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6-7 March

A cascade training seminar for lawyers was organised in Bosnia and
Herzegovina in the field of human rights. Trainers trained lawyers on
procedures before the Constitutional Court of BiH and the ECtHR, and on
Articles 3, 5 and 6 of the ECHR. During the seminar, the OSCE presented its
findings and concerns from the field related to the implementation of the
ECHR.

								
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