The launch of a new electronic course on the HELP platform

27. 02. 2019

A group of judges, prosecutors, lawyers and public servants from the Department of the Governmental Agent of the Ministry of Justice, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, participated at the launch of a new distance learning course "Introduction to Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights: the right to liberty and security ".

The event started with greetings from the Head of Office of the Council of Europe in Chisinau, William Massolin, and from the Director of the National Institute of Justice, Diana Scobioala, who talked about the impact of e-trainings on the professional development of the NIJ beneficiaries, mentioning that it is already the sixth electronic course which is conducted in partnership.

Ana Medarska-Lazova, HELP project officer of CoE, and Konul Gasimova, CoE expert, brought to the attention of the trainees the objectives of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals, the European Convention standards and the ECtHR case law on the right to liberty and security under Article 5 of the ECHR.

At the launch, HELP national tutors - Diana Scobioala, Doctor Habilitatus in Law, and Alexandra Nica, Head of Training and Research Department - referred to the course, its national adaptation for the Republic of Moldova, the way and the stages to scroll through the five sections of the course that will be active from February 26 to April 7, 2019.

The training activity aims at initiating and improving the participants in the field of the right to freedom and security. In the 24 hours of training, the trainees will understand what is defined as a deprivation of liberty within the meaning of Article 5 of the ECHR, the nature of procedural safeguards that apply to any detention, regardless of its reason, etc. During the course, the beneficiaries of the training will perform certain tasks to assess their level of knowledge and skills. At the same time, besides reading information, including relevant cases of the European Court, they will find interactive elements, questions and videos. Students who will promote the tests will receive certificates issued by HELP.

The event is organized by the National Institute of Justice in cooperation with the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals within the framework of the Council of Europe Program "Promoting a human rights compliant criminal justice system in the Republic of Moldova”, funded by the Norwegian government.