3rd follow-up session for judges-trainers «PRACTICAL ISSUES OF APPLICATION OF THE NEW CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE»
A third follow-up session of the Training of Trainers on the implementation of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine was held for 54 judges of the courts of appeals of Ukraine on 13-15 November in Lviv..
The event was organised by the Council of Europe Project “Support to the Criminal Justice Reform in Ukraine”, funded by the Government of Denmark in co-operation with the National School of Judges of Ukraine, the Office of the Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) of the US Department of Justice and the USAID FAIR Justice Project.
The ToT session focused on the practical aspects and challenges relevant to the CPC implementation, including issues pertinent to the application of the measures of restraint, rules of evidence, rights of defence as well as other aspects related to different stages of criminal proceedings. The judges-trainers highlighted the problematic issues of application of the Code and provided their vision on the solution of the discussed problems.
The experts - the Council of Europe consultant, defence lawyer Vitaliy Kasko, magistrate judge John O’Sullivan, judges of the High Specialised Court of Ukraine on Criminal and Civil Cases Natalya Marhcuk and Stanislav Kravchenko expressed their views on the challenges of the CPC implementation and commented on the issues raised by the judges-trainers. The invited speaker - the representative of the Center for Political and Legal Reforms Oleksandr Banchuk presented to the participants the results of the monitoring of the CPC implementation. A presentation on the pre-sentence report in criminal proceedings for minors was made by the legal officer of the Ukraine Juvenile Justice Reform Project Oksana Tsymbrivska and Chief Judge of Ivano-Frankivsk Court of Appeal Nadiya Stefaniv.
The participants also presented information on the training activities undertaken by them and discussed the possibilities of further strengthening the role of trainers-judges in implementing capacity development activities in the criminal justice sector.
Agenda of the training (PDF, 89,5 Kb).
Photo report on the seminar