On 11th May 2009 the Council of Europe's Roma and Travellers Division announced the publication of the handbook for lawyers defending Roma and Travellers communities "Ensuring access to rights for Roma and Travellers - The role of the European Court of Human Rights" .
The handbook was edited byMarc Willers, a barrister and member of Garden Court Chambers' Gypsy and Traveller Team.
This handbook is based on the experience gained during the training sessions for lawyers organised over the last 13 years by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the European Roma Rights Center and its practical approach makes it a useful tool for both newcomers to the Convention and for experienced practitioners alike.
For further information please contact :
Eleni Tsetsekou - Administrator
Migration and Roma Department
Social Cohesion Directorate
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg cedex