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Ref. DC 111(2016)

New ECHR/HELP training videos on asylum and terrorism

Strasbourg, 13.06.2016 The European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe’s HELP programme (Human rights Education for Legal Professionals) have released two new training videos in the pilot series COURTalks-disCOURs.

The 25-minute videos, based on educational talks from lawyers at the Court, are geared to providing judges, lawyers and other legal professionals, as well as representatives of civil society, with an overview of the Court’s case-law in matters related to asylum and terrorism.

They will also serve as a training tool for the HELP Programme, national judicial training institutes and Bar associations, complementing other information materials such as the handbooks European Law Relating to Asylum, Borders and Immigration and Protecting Migrants under the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter, as well as various factsheets issued by the Court.

With financial support from HELP, the videos – which have been published in English and French – will be subtitled in ten further languages in keeping with the Court’s Bringing the Convention closer to home translation programme, which seeks to improve the understanding of European human rights standards in the Council of Europe member states.

The new videos, together with a manuscript listing relevant case-law, are available on the Court’s website and YouTube channel, as well as on the HELP website.

The first COURTalks-disCOURs video, on the admissibility criteria which all applications must meet in order to be examined by the Court, was launched in November 2015 and now exists in 14 languages.

Contact: Andrew Cutting, Spokesperson/Media Officer, Tel. +32 485 217 202

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The European Court of Human Rights was set up in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe member states in 1959 to deal with alleged violations of the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights.