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The European Convention on Human Rights: the need to reinforce the training of legal professionals

Recommendation 2039 (2014)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Text adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Assembly, on 7 March 2014 (see Doc. 13429, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr Jean-Pierre Michel).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly, referring to its Resolution 1982 (2014) on the European Convention on Human Rights: the need to reinforce the training of legal professionals, stresses the crucial importance of good training for law professionals on the European Convention on Human Rights (ETS No. 5) and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
2. The Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
2.1 ensure that the budget allocated to the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP Programme) is consistent with the task assigned to it, namely to provide different types of co-operation in the training of law professionals in any member State that requests it;
2.2 update its Recommendation Rec(2004)4 on the European Convention on Human Rights in university education and professional training, and monitor its follow-up.
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