10th Study Session for Persons Involved in Providing Legal Assistance to Roma and Traveller Communities

The Council of Europe (Directorate General of Social Cohesion and Directorate General of Human Rights) and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) will organise in Strasbourg the 10th study session for persons involved in providing legal assistance to Roma and Traveller communities, from 29 May to 2 June 2006.

These study sessions aim at providing participants with practical examples on how to use the Council of Europe Human Rights Conventions in defence pleadings in favour of Roma and Traveller communities:

The sessions involve :

29 May to 31 May 2006

  • Training and lectures on relevant articles and procedure of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • practical information on how to submit an application to the European Court of Human Rights
  • a moot trial exercise

1 and 2 June 2006

  • lectures and practical information on the European Charter Collective Complaints procedure
  • information about access to relevant Council of Europe documentation and database.

The study sessions are animated by Council of Europe staff (including lawyers from Registry of the European Court of Human Rights), ERRC staff lawyers, and experienced outside experts.

Participants should be practising lawyers involved in defending Roma and Travellers cases in any of the Council of Europe member and applicant states.

The working language will be English and the Council of Europe will cover travelling and subsistence costs.

Applications should reach the Council of Europe Secretariat before 7 April 2006 together with a CV in English.

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