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Better knowledge of the European Convention on Human Rights

A seminar for staff of national parliaments, aimed at improving their knowledge of the European Convention on Human Rights, will be held in Strasbourg on 16-17 January 2014, in co-operation with the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, financed by the Human Rights Trust Fund. A similar seminar was held on 12-13 September 2013 in Strasbourg.

An introduction to the European Court of Human Rights is scheduled. The Court will also organise meetings with lawyers of the Court and DG I, in collaboration with the Department for the Execution of Judgments (DG I). Participants – 30 in total – from Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine, have legal training and work for the legal committees or departments of their national parliament.