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STARLIGHT Year II launch webinar: The power of strategic litigation in the EU on 13/10/2023

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 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.

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Hertie School are launching Year II of our project, Strategic Litigation for Rights in Europe (STARLIGHT). STARLIGHT will once again train and support a cohort of lawyers to use EU law in the protection of rights. The programme focuses 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 draws 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.

STARLIGHT’s target audience are human rights lawyers working with or at human rights NGOs in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

STARLIGHT will launch online on Friday, 13 October 2023 at 10:00-11:30 CET.

To receive more information about STARLIGHT, the launch and the application process, see the programme below or email starlight@hertie-school.org.

ℹ️ Further information and registration: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/events/event-detail/event/starlight-year-ii-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.

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