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18 Martie 2009

UIA - Strasbourg seminar, Iunie 11 & 12, 2009

We are pleased to inform you that after Geneva, Brussels, Strasbourg and Madrid, the 5th UIA  Training Session on 'Pleadings before the European Court of Human Rights' will take place in Strasbourg, on June 11 & 12, 2009.


The Training Session is organised by the UIA Human Rights Commission in co-operation with the European Court of Human Rights and with the support of the Strasbourg Bar.


The programme is now available on the UIA website.


The protection of human rights offered by the procedures before the European Court of Human Rights relies in particular on the mechanism of individual applications. Since the entry into force of Protocol II, natural and legal persons claiming to be the victims of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention have direct access to the Court. The training of practitioners on this procedure before the Court and more particularly on  the strict criteria of admissibility, is therefore essential to enhance the chances of admission of individual applications. It is a fact that today 90 to 95% of applications submitted to the Court are declared "inadmissible". A high failure rate may be understandable when petitions are brought without legal support, but is unacceptable when applicants are advised by lawyers. Beyond the admissibility stage, the outcome of the case will be likewise influenced by the quality of legal representation before the Court.


The first day will be dedicated to the pleadings before the European Court of Human Rights.
The second day to the right to a fair trial.


The seminar is primarily focused on the practical aspects of the procedure before the Court.
Judges and members of the Registry will present the key features of the mechanism of individual application and proceedings before the Court.


The seminar will be interactive and offer time for a broad range of questions. Documentation will be provided to the participants.




Françoise TULKENS
Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, President of the 2nd Section (Belgium)

Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, President of the 3rd Section (Andorra)


Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Vice-President of the 4th Section (Poland)


at the European Court of Human Rights (Luxembourg)


Chief of a legal division at the Registry of the Court (Ireland)


Chief of a legal division at the Registry of the Court (France)

The working languages will be English and French
There will be no simultaneous translation.

The seminar will allow participants to establish new valuable contacts as well as to visit and discover Strasbourg

oin us in Strasbourg: we look forward to welcoming you there!

How to register?

Please download the registration form and send it back to the UIA by fax or e-mail ( or register online before May 28, 2009.

How to book your hotel room?

A limited number of hotel rooms have been pre-booked for this seminar.
Please note that room numbers are limited, we recommend that you proceed with your reservation as soon as possible. Credit card details must be given to secure your reservation.

Please use the hotel reservation form for your booking.

Continuing legal education


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a "Certificate of Participation" at the end of the event, that may be used for obtaining "Credits" for "Continuing Legal Education" -  "Continuing Professional Development" purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA Paris office.

Forward to a colleague?

If you have a colleague that might be interested, whether a member or a non-member of the UIA, may we suggest that you kindly forward this message to him or her. Thank you!

Kind regards,

Joyce Gielen
UIA Events Co-ordinator



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