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Training: Defending Human Rights of Roma and Travellers


The Support Team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma issues, the Irish Traveller Movement Independent Law Centre and the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre are organizing a training session on 5th December 2013 for barristers and solicitors for up to 20 persons who have acted or who wish to act for Roma and Travellers before national Courts. This training session aims to strengthen and supplement the knowledge and the legal capacity of legal practitioners in the field of Roma and Travellers rights. The training session will include:

  • Relevant standards set by the Council of Europe (European Convention on Human Rights, Resolutions, Recommendations, Opinions and Reports of the bodies of the Organisation); relevant European Union law.
  • Identification of the issues Roma and Travellers face with a focus on housing and equality law;
  • Practical cases and a simple moot court

The training session will be conducted by Council of Europe and Irish legal experts including  Ms Nuala Mole of the AIRE Centre, Eilis Barry BL and David Joyce BL.

Certificates of Attendance will be provided in order to claim Law Society & Bar Council CPD accreditation.

The Council of Europe will cover expenses related to participation to the training session (transport, accommodation, dinner (for those coming from outside Dublin), lunch and teas/coffees).  A cover letter, as well as a CV, written in English must reach no later than 12pm Monday, 18th November 2013.  If selected, participants will be expected to attend the full day.

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