A human rights school for practicing lawyers has opened in Nizhny Novgorod


16 March 2011

Yesterday the Committee Against Torture and the Chair of European and International Law of the Legal School of the Nizhny Novgorod State University named after Lobachevsky opened a two-week school of further training for practicing lawyers. The course is devoted to major international and European human rights protection standards.

The school is attended by prosecutorial workers, lawyers, judges and penitentiary system officers. The participants will learn about international standards in the sphere of protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms – which Russia has undertaken to guarantee – and about mechanisms for controlling their execution at the regional and federal levels, as well as tendencies and problems of international law in the sphere of human rights. A lot of attention will be paid to the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and its implementation within the Russian legal system.

Besides general subjects, there will be special lessons devoted to certain rights safeguarded by the ECHR, their implementation and regulation.   

The school is organized in a way which permits combining theory and practice to master human rights standards elaborated through the law enforcement practice of international organizations and Russia. The course takes 76 academic hours – 70 hours of lectures and 6 hours of practical lessons. Such curriculum will allow covering major legal subjects dealing with relevant issues of human rights law and international and European law in the sphere of human rights protection.

Lectures will be delivered by specialists of the Committee Against Torture and university teachers. On completion of the training course the participants will receive further training certificates in accordance with state standards.

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