Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals


The HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) online courses are free and hosted on the HELP online platform.

They can be taken as:

Selfstudy courses, available publicly for unlimited access to anyone who creates an account on the HELP online platform. If you would like to take any of the HELP courses for selflearning, just log-in with your HELP account on the HELP online platform and click on the language code under the picture of the course that you would like to take.

Tutored courses organised in cooperation with a national partner institution, usually national training institutions for judges and prosecutors (NTIs) or Bar associations (BAs).

The HELP tutored courses are facilitated/moderated by a HELP certified tutor, who was trained by the HELP Secretariat.

Although the primary target group of the Council of Europe HELP courses are legal professionals (judges, prosecutors and lawyers), some interdisciplinary courses may involve other professionals (health and medical specialists, prison and probation staff, law enforcement, journalists, Ombudsperson staff, NGOs, etc.).

Explore all HELP (Human Rights Educationfor Legal Professionals) online courses, which are accessible for free.

Course list

Access to Justice for women


Admissibility criteria for applications submitted to the European Court of Human Rights


Alternative measures to detention and community sanctions


Alternatives to Immigration Detention


Asylum and Human Rights


Business and Human Rights


Child-friendly Justice


Combating trafficking in human beings


CPT Standards


Data Protection and Privacy Rights


Ethics for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers


Family Law and Human Rights


Fight Against Racism, Xenophobia, Homophobia and Transphobia


Freedom of Expression


Gathering and Use of Evidence in Counter Terrorism Cases


Hate Crime and Hate Speech


Human Rights in Sport


Internal Displacement


International Cooperation on Criminal Matters


Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights


Key Human Rights Principles in Biomedicine


Labour Rights as Human Rights


Pharmaceutical crime and the MEDICRIME Convention


Pre Trial Investigation and the European Convention on Human Rights


Procedural Safeguards in Criminal Proceedings and Victims' Rights


Prohibition of Ill-Treatment in Law Enforcement, Security and Other Coercive Contexts


Protection and Safety of Journalists


Property Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights


Radicalisation Prevention


Reasoning of Criminal Judgments


Refugee and Migrant Children


Right to Liberty and Security - Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights


Right to the Integrity of the Person (Bioethics)


Right to Respect for Family and Private Life - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights


Rights of Persons with Disabilities


The Environment and Human Rights


Transitional Justice and Human Rights


Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence