EUAM assists in advancing advocacy skills of Kyiv prosecutors

October 22, 2019

Today, on 22 October EUAM opened the second tranche of high-level advocacy training for Kyiv prosecutors and judges, taking place at the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine (NAPU).

This vital training in advocacy provides the Academy, prosecutors and judges in Kyiv with a unique opportunity to gain key insights and new perspectives from international experts provided by the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA), based in London.

“These senior British barristers are regarded as leading experts in the art of advocacy; learning and adopting these new skills shall advance the conduct of fair trials in Ukraine and promote transparency in Court proceedings”, said Jonathan Ratel, Senior Advisor on Prosecutions.

“The advocacy course shall offer not just training, but will introduce the art of advocacy, which is vital to conduct fair and effective prosecutions and is essential in ensuring a fair and independent justice chain, as guaranteed by law in Ukraine and throughout the EU, ”  said Fabian Loewenberg, Head of Rule of Law component.

This training is due to the close cooperation between EUAM Ukraine and our key partners – the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine (NAPU); the Kyiv city and the Kyiv Regional Public Prosecutors’ Office; the Courts in Kyiv and the region; and the high-level experts from the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) in London.

EUAM Ukraine’s ultimate goal is to assist the people of Ukraine – by providing real and sustainable reform of the civilian security sector – through strategic advice and practical support, based on EU standards and international principles of good governance and human rights.