About 100 lawyers, legal professionals, and also citizens interested in the field of fighting discrimination and protecting human rights from North Macedonia will have the opportunity to attend the new HELP Course on Anti-Discrimination in North Macedonia, which will be presented online on 24 February 2021. An initiative of the action “Promotion of Diversity and Equality in North Macedonia” and the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint programme "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022", this online course aims to provide a detailed, yet easily accessible, educational resource to promote the understanding among legal and other professionals in respect of the international and European standards in the field of non-discrimination.
More concretely the course will cover:
- Discrimination and Article 14 ECHR
- Discrimination based on race, colour, language, national or social origin, association with a national minority
- Discrimination against Roma
- Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity
- Discrimination of persons with disabilities
During the online presentation, the participants will receive key information from the Judge in respect of North Macedonia in the ECHR, Mr Jovan Ilievski, about the work of the European Court for Human Rights (EChRT) in the area of combating discrimination . In addition the country monitoring work of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance will be presented from the ECRI member in respect of North Macedonia, Ms Elena Mihajlova Stratilati.
The HELP Course on Anti-Discrimination is now available in Macedonian as part of the e-learning platform - Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme of the Council of Europe – covering more then 36 online courses in the field of human rights.
The HELP Course on anti-discrimination, supported by EU and Council of Europe joint programme Horizontal Facility II is available in the HELP online platform in English and Macedonian language and can be accessed for free through the e-learning platform. The participants who successfully complete the course will receive HELP certificates issued by the Council of Europe.