HELP - Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals.
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) supports the Council of Europe member states in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) at the national level, in accordance with the Committee of Ministers Recommendation (2004), the 2010 Interlaken Declaration, the 2012 Brighton Declaration and the 2014 Brussels declaration.
This is done by enhancing the capacity of judges, lawyers and prosecutors in all 47 member states to apply the ECHR in their daily work. Indeed, legal professionals, who are at the forefront of the protection of human rights, including those of victims, must benefit from high-quality training. This is to ensure that they are kept up-to-date with the ever-evolving standards and case law of the European Court of Human Rights. HELP precisely aims at providing high-quality and tailor-made training tools to all European legal professionals.
The European Union (EU) countries benefit from the HELP in the 28 Programme, funded by the EU.
the only pan-European Network of national training institutions for judges, prosecutors and lawyers in the 47 Member States;
an e-learning platform on human rights;
a human rights training methodology for legal professionals.
History, Role and Activities of the Council of Europe
Facts, figures and information sources on the Council of Europe, compiled by Sophie Lobey. Short information on the organization's history, membership, institutions. Information on priorities in the Council's activities (protection of citizens, building democracy, education etc.) and a wide range of links.
Human and Constitutional Rights
The site, maintained by Arthur W. Diamond Law Library at Columbia Law School, compiles international and regional documents in the area of constitution law and human rights, reports of international organizations, and links to national, regional and international resources.
U.S. Department of State reports on human rights situation in the world. Search possibilities by country.
Human Rights Guide
The Human Rights Guide is an online information and education resource and a self-help tool. It offers help in understanding human rights in different situations.
Human Rights in Latvia
Information about regional and international activities (seminars and conferences) and education in the field of human rights, links to the web pages of other human rights' organizations. Information on Latvian Human Rights Institute and Human Rights Quarterly. Domestic law (in English). Search possibilities.
Human Rights Internet
Search of information and publications by themes. Database on human rights events around the world. Information on UN and European human rights system and documents. UN Commission on Human Rights reports, UN conventions, resolutions, decisions.
Human Rights Watch
Information on Human Rights Watch - organization that is dedicated to protect human rights around the world. Information on different problems that usually lead to the abuse of human rights - arms, HIV/ AIDS, refugees, censorship, prisons, and other problems. Information on human rights situation in every country of the world.
Links to other sites on censorship, HIV/AIDS and abuse of human rights connected with it, and others.
IALS. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
This site has detailed information on international and intergovernmental organisations. It also provides an electronic library and discussion lists. Information on academic institutions worldwide. Access to electronic law journals and law reports. Catalogue of legal services, legal offices and barristers (mainly in the United Kingdom).
Information Commissioner and Data Protection in the United Kingdom
The Information Commissioner has a range of duties including the promotion of good information handling and the enforcement of data protection in the United Kingdom. This home page provides information on the activities of the Information Commissioner and gives insight in the regulation of data protection. Guidance in principles of data protection and health data is also available.
Interights. International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights
Search of case texts of international courts of human rights by subject, country; search of international human rights documents and organs. The International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights established in order to support and promote development of legal protection for human rights and freedoms worldwide through the effective use of international and comparative human rights law.
International Boundaries Research Unit at the University of Durham
This site collects resources on the peaceful resolution of problems associated with international boundaries on land and at the sea, including their delimitation, demarcation and management. This site provides information on training workshops, conferences, relevant publications (Boundary & Security Bulletin, Boundary & Territory Briefings, Maritime Briefings), it includes boundary news database and information on consultancy services.
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy
Established in 1991 the Centre is an independent, nonprofit institute formally affiliated with the United Nations. The Centre's objectives are to contribute to international criminal justice policy development through analysis, research and consultation, and to provide technical assistance to implement international policy and standards. The website provides information about the Centre, its publications and programmes.
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
Information on International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). ICSID pending cases and concluded cases, rules, list of states that have signed bilateral investment treaties and dates when they were signed, list of contracting states.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Official homepage of ICC, contains information on anti-corruption, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, banking techniques and practices, commercial law and practice, competition, customs and trade regulations, e-business, economic policy, environment and energy, financial services and insurance, intellectual property, marketing and advertising, taxation, trade and investment policy, transport and logistics. INCOTERMS 2000. Information on different structures of the ICC. Information on member states, sites of organizations of member states. Model contracts (by registration and for a fee).