In addition to mentoring partner lawyers, we conduct regular training for lawyers on specific and thematic aspects of European Court or international human rights litigation, in our target countries and region, Strasbourg, the UK and online.
We run an annual Legal Skills Development Programme, which we tailor to participants’ levels of experience in litigating before the European Court. This is driven by the interests and needs of the individual participants, and provides them with opportunities to inform high-level diplomats and officials of specific human rights issues from their countries.
We occasionally hold regional seminars, which are an opportunity for lawyers and activists from across our region to compare and contrast their experiences and learn from each other on a specific theme, as well as to learn from EHRAC trainers and external expert speakers.
“The overall programme was very productive also from the perspective of submitting applications, trends of the Court, opinions from judges and, most valuably, meeting colleagues and the EHRAC team in person.”
Lusine Ghazaryan, PINK Armenia, participant in 2016 LSDP
In addition to these large training events, we spend time in our target countries, holding bespoke training seminars, round-table discussions, legal consultancies, legal clinics, and case meetings, all based on the needs and recommendations of our in-country partners.
Our series of online training seminars (webinars) focus on specific areas of litigation. So far, our webinars have covered: UN mechanisms for combatting violence against women; the case law of the UN Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women; the friendly settlement, unilateral declaration and striking out procedures of the European Court; the emergency interim measures procedure of the European Court; NGO Communications; and victim participation at the ICC in relation to the Georgian and Ukrainian contexts.