Facilitating the creation of a common legal space between Europe and Central Asia and enhancing human rights protection
As the European (continental) and Central Asian legal systems derive historically from common roots, they remain similar in many regards. The strategic goal of this Action is to initiate a process of creating a common legal space between Europe and Central Asia, based on European and international standards. This Action consists of two complementary components: raising awareness about Council of Europe Conventions and enhancing human rights protection through education.The latter component is implemented within the framework of the Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP).
Council of Europe Conventions are considered as a key reference to reinforce human rights, democracy and the rule of law, and to promote a common legal space at pan-European level and beyond. It is therefore important to promote a sound understanding and effective implementation of the Conventions system among national authorities and civil society actors in Central Asia. Within the framework of the Action and depending on the needs and priorities of each partner, the following activities on regional and national level are organized:
- Legislative review and assessments;
- Preparation of recommendations and publications;
- Peer to-peer exchanges, conferences, seminars, working groups etc.