MINELRES: Announcement for the 12th Council of Europe/ERRC training session for lawyers on legal assistance to Roma

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Mon Mar 3 15:27:13 2008

Original sender: Eleni Tsetsekou <Eleni.TSETSEKOU@coe.int>

12th Study Session on the European Convention on Human Rights for
persons providing legal assistance to Roma and Traveller Communities

The Council of Europe Roma and Travellers Division and the European Roma
Rights Centre (ERRC) will organise the 12th study session for persons
involved in providing legal assistance to Roma and Traveller
communities, from 29 to 30 April 2008 in Strasbourg.

The study session aims at providing participants with practical examples
on how to use the Council of Europe Human Rights Convention in defence
pleadings in favour of Roma and Traveller communities:

The session involves:  

- 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

The study session is led by judges and lawyers from Registry of the
European Court of Human Rights, ERRC lawyers and experienced outside

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

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

Motivation letter together with a CV in English should reach the Council
of Europe Secretariat before 17 March 2008. 

Contact person:

Eleni Tsetsekou  
Migration and Roma Department
Council of Europe
F - 67075 Strasbourg cedex
Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 31

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