Legal clinics for law students in Montenegro

The Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) with the support of the Council of Europe is organizing legal clinics about the use of the European Convention on Human Rights that will last from March until May of 2019.

Taking into consideration that education has a key role in the promotion of human rights, it is of great importance for a professional jurist to be familiar with the significance of human rights at the start of their education. From achieved results and taking into consideration that law students in Montenegro do not have the practical knowledge or skills required for the correct use of the European Convention at the national level, this project will give support to the development of comprehensive knowledge of human rights as part of the regular programme at law faculties.

The clinics will be a part of the programme in the second semester of the third and fourth year of law faculties and will give the practical law experience in the application of the European Convention on Human Rights through the practice of the European Court for Human Rights to 30 students from three universities (University of Montenegro, University of Donja Gorica and the Mediterranean University. Students will be thought by practical jurists – judges and lawyers, as well as the instructors of the COE HELP programme and the national trainers from the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution.

After the end of legal clinics, the knowledge of students will be checked through exams and organization of a trial simulation in front of the European Court for Human Rights. 10 of the best students will get a chance to visit the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg.

These project activities will be organized within the project of the Council of Europe called “Fighting ill-treatment and impunity and enhancing the application of the ECtHR case law on the national level“, within the programme “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey“.

 

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