Council of Europe supports the National School of Judges of Ukraine in developing trainers’ competence to deliver judicial training on anti-money laundering

Kyiv, Ukraine 11-12 December 2018
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A Training of Trainers course on “Judicial practice on adjudication of money laundering offences” will take place on 11-12 December 2018 at the National School of Judges (NSJ), in Kyiv, Ukraine. The training will bring together some 20 judges, representing Kyiv and five regional branches of the NSJ in Dnipropetrovsk, Chernyvtsy, Kharkiv, Lviv, and Odesa oblasts.

The training aims at increasing the candidate trainers’ training skills and knowledge of anti-money laundering international standards and domestic legislation, peculiarities of the pre-trial investigation of money laundering crimes, assessment of evidence obtained through covert investigative activities, sentencing for money laundering crimes, and mutual legal assistance.

The training curriculum and materials for this course were developed by the Council of Europe international and national experts in close cooperation with the NSJ working group members, comprised of the Supreme Court judges and the NSJ representatives. The training course and manual will make up the system of compulsory regular education of judges implemented by the National School of Judges of Ukraine, thus contributing to strengthening the overall capacity of Ukrainian judiciary to adjudicate money laundering crimes according to the European and international standards.

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.