Are you a lawyer, passionate about protecting fundamental rights across Europe, and eager to develop your skills and knowledge to unlock the power of the Charter of Fundamental Rights (the Charter)? If so, STARLIGHT is for you.
The Charter of Fundamental Rights is an underused tool in the struggle to protect rights across Europe. Yet, it has huge potential, and with rights under attack across many countries in the region, the imperative to equip EU lawyers with the skills and knowledge to use the Charter to protect rights, is increasingly important.
STARLIGHT – Strategic Litigation for Rights in Europe – is a new joint programme of the Hertie School in Berlin and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and is funded by the EU’s CERV programme.
STARLIGHT will train and support a cohort of lawyers to use EU law in the protection of rights. The programme will focus firstly on the use of the Charter in three thematic areas: the rule of law, asylum and migration and criminal justice, and secondly, on the skills to engage in strategic litigation. It will draw on the expertise of academics, lawyers and practitioners who have worked on recent, precedent setting cases, before the Court of Justice of the European Union and through lectures and legal clinics develop model legal arguments to support future litigation.
Applications will be welcome from the following target countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
The programme will combine online learning with an in-person training workshop. It will run once in 2023 and again in 2024.
STARLIGHT will launch with an online webinar on Friday, 20 January 2023 at 10:00-11:30 CET.
ℹ️ Further information and registration: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/events/event-detail/event/starlight-launch-webinar-the-power-of-strategic-litigation-in-the-eu
This event is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme of the European Union.