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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33515)  

 
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Title Study visit of staff of the National School of Judges to Poland 
Description On 24-28 October 2011 the project organised a study visit to Poland for the representatives of the National School of Judges of Ukraine (NSJ) and the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (HQCJ) in order to allow the representatives of the newly created institutions in Ukraine as NSJ and HQCJ get familiar with the work and experience of the similar institutions of the member statesh, to learn the ways of cooperation between all stakeholders (Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, prosecutor office, bodies of judicial self-governance, lawyers etc.) in the process of training, selection and appointment of judges. 
Status Completed 
Date 24/10/2011 - 28/10/2011 
Location Krakow, Ukraine
Countries CoE Members: Ukraine
  Bilateral
  Joint Programme Activity - UKR-TEJSU
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP UKR-TEJSU - Transparency, independence and efficiency of the judicial system and increased access to justice for all citizens in Ukraine    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2008/DGHL/JP/1798   Ukraine: Transparency and efficiency of the Judicial System of Ukraine
Expected Result 1.1 - Agenda for continuous development of legal reform adjusted; Institutional capacity building for the strengthening of the judiciary (including the GP Office) is promoted.
 PoA
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Ensuring Justice
Programme ☆ II.1.1  Independence and efficiency of Justice

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Visits - Study Visit 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
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Last Modified 22/12/2011 


Activity Synopsis (ID# 33515) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The study visit consisted of two parts that presumed as a first part – two day visit to Warsaw, where the representatives of the above mentioned Ukrainian institutions had an opportunity to meet with the Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland and the representative of the Ministry responsible for the activities of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, to discuss and compare the general issues of the selection process and appointment of judges in Poland and Ukraine, the power and measures of control lodged to the Ministry of Justice of Poland in the process of selection and appointment of judges by the current Polish legislation. Also Ukrainian participants visited the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland, the body that safeguard judicial independence in relation with the authorities, media and in the process of the public opinion creation, deals with the selection of the judges, disciplinary proceedings against judges.

A second part of the study visit – four days visit to the Central Office of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, which is located in Krakow. Representatives of the Ukrainian institutions got acquainted with the system of the judicial training, the programmes of the initial and undergraduate training of judges, curriculum and methods of training, organisation of work of the National School (legislative provisions, administration, financing, subordination mechanism, structure, staff policy, standards of teaching and reporting).
 
Output/Results As a result of the study visit the representatives of the National School of Judges of Ukraine and the High Qualification Commission of Ukraine obtained the general overview about the system of the judicial training in Poland, the role and powers of the public authorities in the process of selection and appointment of judges, the modern ways of cooperation between different stakeholders. Participants of the Ukrainian institutions got profound knowledge about the system of the initial and post-graduate training of the judges that is managed and administered by the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution of Poland, the effective methods of administration and work of the whole system of the judicial training. 
Conclusions/Follow Up It is necessary to follow-up such kind of study visits in order to share and obtain the relevant experience in the mentioned field. 
Participants Representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and the National School of Judges of Ukraine 
Consultants/Experts  
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 14 
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22/12/2011 




 
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