11th study session on providing legal assistance to Roma and Traveller communities (Strasbourg, 24-26 September 2007)



Call for applications 
11th study session for persons involved in providing legal assistance
to Roma and Traveller communities 

The Council of Europe and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) will
organise in Strasbourg the 11th study session for persons involved in
providing legal assistance to Roma and Travellers, from 24 to 26 September
2007.

These study sessions aim at providing participants with practical examples
on how to use the Council of Europe Human Rights Conventions when lodging
applications in favour of Roma and Travellers:

The sessions involve : 

- Training and lectures on relevant Articles and on the 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 court exercise 
- Lectures and practical information on the Revised European Social
Charter collective complaints procedure
- Information about access to relevant Council of Europe documents
and databases. 

The study sessions are animated by Council of Europe staff, including
lawyers from the European Court of Human Rights, ERRC lawyers, and
experienced external experts.

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

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

Applications (a letter of motivation) together with a CV, both in English,
should reach the Council of Europe Secretariat before 20 July 2007.

Contact person: 

Nelly Tasnadi 
Migrations and Roma Department 
Council of Europe, F - 67075 Strasbourg Cedex 
Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 31 





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