A two-day pilot training on “Judicial practice of adjudication of corruption offences involving covert investigative operations” takes place on 26-27 November 2018, at the National School of Judges (NSJ) in Kyiv, Ukraine. The training brings together over 20 appellate court judges from the country’s various regions and aims at improving consistency of judicial practice related to covert investigative operations, and increasing knowledge on respective European and international human rights standards, national normative framework and recent developments in its interpretation by higher courts, with focus on adjudication of corruption offences.
The training curriculum and materials for this course have been developed by the Council of Europe expert in close cooperation with the members of the working group of the NSJ.
The pilot training will be followed with a Training of Trainers which will take place on 6-7 December 2018. The training course and manual developed within this activity will become part of the system of compulsory regular education for judges implemented by the National School of Judges of Ukraine, thus contributing to strengthening the overall capacity of Ukrainian judiciary to adjudicate corruption offences.
This activity is organised as part of the European Union/Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance Project “Fight against Corruption in Ukraine” implemented since January 2015.