7 prosecutors succesfuly completed a 4-day training course «Court advocacy skills» yesterday at the Prosecutor`s Training Center of Ukraine.
This training was developed for the OPG prosecutors-trainers with the assistance of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) on the basis of the Prosecutor`s Training Center of Ukraine. Dmytro Bohdan, Prosecutorial Reform Officer of EUAM Lviv Field Office was a trainer.
This advocacy skills training designed to focus prosecutors on core skills regarding witnesses and key evidence, thereby reducing the over-reliance on confessions by accused persons. Other skills include the use of direct examination (examination-in-chief), cross-examination and submissions by legal counsel to the court with a focus on witness evidence.
Participants were awarded certificates by the director of the prosecutor`s Training Center of Ukraine, Olesia Otradnova.