CoE HELP online course on “Ethics for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers”

Please be informed that the Council of Europe (CoE) has developed a new HELP online course on “Ethics for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers” which covers in an interactive way the key concepts and principles, the International and European (CoE and EU) framework as well as the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). It seeks to address ethical dilemmas in the performance of professional duties by deepening the knowledge and understanding of professional tools and developing reflective skills, based on practical examples.

The course consists of 2 general modules on Introduction and International and European Framework and 3 specific modules for judges, prosecutors and lawyers.

The course is freely available in self-learning format on the CoE HELP e-learning platform.

The overall length of the online course is approximatively nine hours and those who complete it online can obtain an electronic ‘Statement of accomplishment’.

It will also be translated into several languages and launched in tutored format in collaboration with interested HELP national partners (National Training Institutions and Bar Associations).

You can also watch the course video presentation.

More information about this course:

Information about other HELP-related courses dealing with fair trial, access to justice (for women), anti-corruption (as of July 2021) and media:

Procedural Safeguards in Criminal Proceedings and Victims’ Rights

Reasoning of Criminal Judgments

Access to Justice for Women

Freedom of Expression

Protection and Safety of Journalists