Kamelia Yotova, attorney-at-law has successfully completed the distance learning course for training lawyers in Bulgaria on the requirements for admissibility of complaints before the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg. The course was organized within the framework of the HELP Programme of the Council of Europe and continued from 11 April 2013 to 21 March 2014. The training was held under Project No. 3 of the HELP Programme of the Council of Europe. The project involved six countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Russia, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
The objective of the HELP Programme (the European Programme of Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) is to assist the Member States of the Council of Europe in the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) at the national level in accordance with Recommendation (2004) 4 of the Committee of Ministers, the 2010 Interlaken Declaration and the 2012 Brighton Declaration.
This objective is achieved through the training of judges, lawyers and public prosecutors from all 47 Member States on the implementation of the ECHR in their day-to-day work. The purpose of that specific course was to improve the expertise of lawyers writing complaints to the Court in Strasbourg.