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A summer school dedicated to human rights was held in Kyiv in partnership with the Council of Europe

Council of Europe: Fifth Annual Inter-University School of Human Rights in the Field of International and European Law for law students and young specialists in the field of human rights took place in Kyiv.

The topic of this year’s School is the European Convention on Human Rights rights guaranteed by articles 8 and 10, “The right of access to public information in the digital age: information chaos and the right for privacy”.

The event was supported by the Council of Europe’s Project “Strengthening Freedom of the Media, Access to Information and Public Broadcasting in Ukraine” and the OSCE Project Co-ordinator’s Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights in Ukraine, in co-operation with the Institute of International Relations and the Faculty of Law of the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, the Ukrainian Catholic University and the Supreme Court of Justice.

During five days of intensive training, students had the opportunity to listen to lectures and take part in the workshops together with leading specialists in the field of human rights – Pavlo Pushkar, Hasan Bakirchi, Kostas Paraskeva, Mykola Gnatovsky, Svetlana Hilyuk, Andi Pazyuk, Olesya Otradnov, Rosana Lemut-Strl, Kevin Steves.

The last day of the School was devoted to the educational proceedings in the building of the Supreme Court. Attendees and participants of the School were divided into groups – representatives of the complainant, representatives of the state, judges, representatives of a third party (public organization) and representatives of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe – and had the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in practice. The examination of the case was similar to the current trial of the ECtHR.