EU experts to train newly appointed Supreme Court judges

May 13, 2019 | Judiciary, Justice

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On May 13, 2019, the National School of Judges with the support of international donors, including the project Pravo-Justice and the Twinning project “Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Supreme Court in the field of human rights protection at the national level”, which are funded by the EU, launched a one-week orientation course for the newly appointed 75 Supreme Court judges.

The aim of the training programme is to strengthen the judges’ knowledge and skills for their forthcoming work.

“The European Union is strongly supporting the judicial reform in Ukraine. This reform is key for bringing justice to Ukrainian citizens and restoring their trust in the judiciary,” said Annika Weidemann, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

The new judges will learn about the application of the rule of law principle in the practice of the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as will be introduced to the European practice of ensuring the uniformity of judicial practice. In addition, they will receive training in the court management and judicial communications, and will receive practical knowledge as to the judicial decision-writing. An important emphasis during the orientation course will be put on writing collective decisions and applying procedural filters in practice.

The training will be conducted by international and national experts and trainers provided by the EU-funded Pravo-Justice, the EU Twinning project “Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Supreme Court in the field of human rights protection at the national level”, USAID New Justice Programme, the Ukrainian-Canadian project “Support to Judicial Reform”, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (the OSCE), the Council of Europe, and the National School of Judges.