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Me THUAN Dit DIEUDONNÉ is an international expert accredited by the Council of Europe.
In this capacity, he is occasionally sent to Council of Europe member states.

Its actions

I – Training of national trainers,

Organised in collaboration with Interights and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, for lawyers and judges in Serbia-Montenegro (April 2006);

II – Training of a group of Albanian judges and prosecutors

On applications for conditional release in prison law (April 2008, Strasbourg) ;

III – Training of local NGO legal services in Albania

On Article 14 ECHR (October 2009, Tirana, Albania);

IV – Joint Programme European Union / Council of Europe entitled “Support access to justice in Armenia “

Throughout 2010 and part of 2011, Mr. THUAN was assigned several times to Armenia by the Council of Europe (Directorate General of Legal Affairs and Human Rights), in order to participate in the drafting of a new code of criminal procedure and civil procedure, as well as in the Statutes establishing the Judicial Academy and the National Lawyers’ School.

Extended over more than two years (October 2009 – January 2012), the program is divided into three parts:

For lawyers

Assist the Chamber of Lawyers of Armenia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and the Law Commission of the National Parliament, in:

  • the elaboration of the regulatory and legislative framework governing access to the profession, the rights and duties of lawyers and their ethical obligations (focus on disciplinary proceedings)
  • the foundation of “L’Ecole Nationale des Avocats” with the establishment of the school’s statutes, the development of the curriculum followed and the initial and continuing training modules;

For judges and prosecutors

    • Creation of the new “Judicial Academy” merging the schools of judges and prosecutors.

For “vulnerable people”

Reform of the Legal Aid Act: extension of the criteria for granting legal aid, determination of the amount of legal aid and its control.

V – July / October 2015 : short term expert in Azerbaijan

(Lawyers, prosecutors, judge) on Article 2 of the ECHR ; the fight against violence against women (domestic violence) ; Article 1 of Protocol No 1 and the protection of personal data.

VI – Business Integrity

Mr. THUAN Dit DIEUDONNÉ is part of BI’s leading team for Business Integrity & Partners LLC, which brings together a group of experts offering a range of legal and commercial advisory services in the field of corporate social responsibility.

VII – Expert accredited by GREVIO in the framework of the fight against domestic violence, and in the framework of the project “Capacity building of magistrates in Morocco in the field of human rights

In 2021/2022, Me Thuan Dit Dieudonné joined the pool of experts retained by the Council of Europe, on the one hand for the implementation of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (“the Istanbul Convention”), and on the other hand to strengthen the capacity of magistrates in Morocco in the field of human rights.

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    Mr. THUAN Dit DIEUDONNÉ at the Strasbourg Conference on International Law and Human Rights 2014

    Professional Training

    Professional training for legal practitioners is nowadays essential.

    Mr. THUAN Dit DIEUDONNÉ actively participates, as a trainer, in professional training activities, in particular on international and European human rights law.

    The recent professional training actions provided by Mr. THUAN Dit DIEUDONNÉ

    • January 29, 2021: ERA training for lawyers and magistrates “Times of Emergency, Covid-19 and Human Rights Law”
    • August 27, 2021: ERAGE training (Ecole régionale de formation des Avocats du Grand Est), Beaune “Exploitation des ressources du droit international des droits de l’Homme devant le juge national” (garde à vue, procédure pénale, mandat d’arrêt, extradition)
    • June 5, 2020: ERA training for lawyers and magistrates on the right to a fair trial in criminal matters (Assistance in criminal proceedings, Police custody, right to an interpreter)
    • October 30, 2019: Conference “Torture and the European arrest warrant, the necessary control of French judges”, Ligue des droits de l’Homme
    • October 17, 2020: ERA training for lawyers and magistrates “Recent ECHR case-law on Labour Law matters”
    • 24 and 25 September 2019: Conference of the High Representatives of the Ministers of the Interior on the fight against domestic violence Co-organized with the French presidency of the Committee of Ministers “The police, a key actor in the fight against domestic violence”, Council of Europe, Strasbourg Agora Building, room G1
    • 25 January 2019 : “La protection de l’enfant en droit international”, Etats généraux du Droit de la famille, Paris
    • 13 October 2018 : “The Lawyer’s Human Rights”, UAE Commission of Human Rights – Training Course on Human Rights, Naples, Italy, October 11-13, 2018
    • 10 November 2017 : URS News Day University of Strasbourg in Private International Law
    • 12 & 13 September 2017 : “The reverse side of human rights in prison” – Symposium of 12 and 13 September 2017
    • Cour EDH AFDT Court Colloquium Social Law Conference Conference 8-9 September 2017 at the European Court of Human Rights on “Social Europe and Human Rights”
    • 2 June 2017 : Training organised by ERA at the European Parliament on Article 13 of the ECHR on foreigners’ rights
    • 12 May 2017 : Max planck Seminar Luxembourg on the reform of the Brussels II Regulation bis
    • 21 February 2017 : Colloque Paris CFPE Ministère des Affaires Sociales sur les enlèvements internationaux d’enfants
    • 25 January 2017 : Side Event at the Council of Europe for the Conference of INGOs (DH Codevpt) on the international responsibility of multinationals and commercial companies
    • International Child Abduction in the light of the European Court of Human Rights’ case-law, LEPCA II (Lawyers in Europe on Parental Child Abduction), Webinar, 9 November 2016 : /span
    • Panelist at the World Energy Forum, New York, USA, 19-22 October 2016 : From 19 to 22 October 2016, Mr.THUAN Dit DIEUDONNÉ spoke at the WORLD ENERGY FORUM 2016 in NEW YORK, as a panelist at the request of United Indigenous Peoples and Tribes of the World, on the Right of Access to Energy Resources and the Protection of their Fundamental Rights. He then received the “>Prix de la Paix et de la Culture de l’Harmonie “.
    • United Nations Forum on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, New York City, USA, May 5-20, 2016; Mr. THUAN Dit DIEUDONNÉ participated in the 15ème Forum Permament des Nations Unies, à New York, USA, on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and defended the rights of the EVENK People, from Eastern Siberia, against the Russian Federation. See the Forum Agenda: See the PDF
    • Child placements under the ECHR, 31 March 2016, Paris;
    • AU Congress, European Citizenship, Malaga, 18 June 2015;
    • Seminar on the protection of journalists, Council of Europe, 3 November 2014;
    • ” Collective actions and punitive damages in Europe”, European Lawyers’ Union, Vienna (Austria), 27 June 2014;
    • The Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights 2014 “The Role of International Law to Promote Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment & Women’s Rights”, The Institute for Cultural