The closure event of the HELP/UNHCR course on Asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was organised in Tirana, Albania on 12 February. Participants in the course had the possibility to discuss with international experts in the fields as well as the national tutors on how the course met their professional needs.
More than 50 representatives of responsible ministries, the People’s Advocate, the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination, the School of Magistrates, the School of Advocates, the Police Academy and civil society benefitted from the HELP/UNHCR course, which was launched on 6 September 2017.
The HELP/UNHCR course on Asylum and the ECHR was developed in the framework of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) to cover the key provisions and the related case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) which are particularly relevant for asylum-seekers and refugees. The course is available free of charge in the HELP e-learning platform in English, French, Albanian, Bulgarian, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Turkish.
The event was organised in the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Albanian System of Human Rights Protection and Anti-discrimination” in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tirana with the engagement of HELP in the Western Balkans.