On 06 April, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” organized basic training to Ukrainian judges, prosecutors and detectives on efficient investigation of corruption crimes and consideration of cases in the courts of the EU Member States.
The first session was opened by Nazar Kholodnytskiy, Deputy Prosecutor General, Head of Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecution, Stanislav Kravchemko, Deputy Head of the Higher Specialized Court of Ukraine and Virgilijus Valancius, Team Leader of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”.
50 judges, prosecutors and detectives learned advanced technics of investigation, mutual cooperation and evidence collection. Mika Aalto, Key Expert of the EU Project, spoke about key factors for opening criminal cases on corruption and brought practical examples of such cases in the EU Member States.
“Such trainings are very important as the newly established anticorruption bodies of Ukraine are gaining experience and making their first steps. Our European partners help judges, prosecutors and detective to understand challenges that they will face in the future. The trainings will be instrumental for better understanding of the very core of fight against corruption and achieving the results expected from us by the state and the public,” – said Nazar Kholodnytskiy.
“The purpose of this training is bring European evidence-based practices in order to demonstrate how a detective, a prosecutor and a judge should interact on the anticorruption cases,” – said Virgilijus Valancius.