On June 18, 2021, the training course “Effective Public Prosecution in Criminal Proceedings concerning tortures” was completed at the Prosecutor’s Training Center of Ukraine.
The course lasted three days (16-18 June). Prosecutors improved their skills in performing professional duties to assess the sufficiency of evidence to prove charges in court in cases of torture or other ill-treatment, practiced in court with introductory and indictment speeches, direct and cross-examinations, and formed the ability to communicate constructively with victims and the public.
The following trainings were conducted within the course:
“Evidence in criminal proceedings concerning torture”,
“Supporting public prosecution in criminal proceedings concerning torture “,
“Communication with victims and the public.”
Trainers of the course:
Serhii Atamanchuk – Prosecutor of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine;
Stanislav Petrenko – Prosecutor of the Podolsk District Prosecutor’s Office of Kyiv;
Yevhenii Varfolomeiev – Head of the Forensic Medicine Department of the State Security Service “Main Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine”;
Serhii Shum – forensic psychiatric expert of the State Institution “Research Institute of Psychiatry of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine”, Candidate of Medical Sciences.
Taras Semkiv – Prosecutor of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine;
Diana Danko – Prosecutor of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine;
Yanis Simonov – Prosecutor of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine;
Yurii Bilousov – Head of the Department for Combating Human Rights Violations in the Law Enforcement and Penitentiary Areas of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Candidate of Sociological Sciences;
Zlata Symonenko – lawyer of Bar Association “Sayenko Kharenko”;
Nadiia Maksymets – chief information policy specialist of the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office.
Arevik Abramiants – expert of the analytical department of the Prosecutor’s Training Center of Ukraine.