Material for a 1-hour lesson, part of the Human Rights and Law Enforcement Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.
The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 with the aim of forging greater links between countries in Europe in order to facilitate social and economic progress and safeguarding democracy, human rights and the rule of law. An elaborate series of mechanisms has been developed by the member States of the Council of Europe to protect human rights and ensure redress for violations in Europe.
The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is the centrepiece of this protection system and one of the most revolutionary international agreements ever signed.
The goal of this lesson is to give a basic overview about the European human rights protection system and make the students familiar with the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).
By the end of the session the participants will: