A two-day pilot training on “Judicial practice of adjudication of money laundering offences” took place on 1-2 November 2018 at the National School of Judges (NSJ), in Kyiv, Ukraine. The trainees were judges of the local courts representing various regions of Ukraine.
The training aimed at increasing practical skills and knowledge of judges on 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 is delivered through interactive teaching methods, using practical tasks, questionnaires, and case studies.
The pilot training will be followed with a Training of Trainers which will take place on 11-12 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 money laundering crimes according to the European and international standards.