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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33608)  

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Title Seminar on Combatig Racism and Intolerance addressed to members of the Ukrainian Judiciary 
Description TEJSU project in conjunction with the National School of Judges of Ukraine conducted a two day seminar aiming to raise awareness and understanding of the Ukrainian judges in the legal framework of human rights and anti-discrimination issues (racism and intolerance) with a special focus on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and, in particular, the anti-discrimination provisions outlined in Article 14. 
Status Completed 
Date 01/11/2011 - 02/11/2011 
Location Kyiv, Ukraine
Countries CoE Members: Ukraine
  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.
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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Training Course 
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# 33608) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To raise awareness and understanding of the Ukrainian judges on the legal framework on human rights and anti-discrimination issues especially dealing with racism and intolerance with a focus on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and, in particular, the anti-discrimination provisions outlined in Article 14. 
Output/Results During the training the participants obtained theoretical knowledge on antidiscrimination issues, an overview of international anti-discrimination legal instruments and norms applied by UN, European Union and the Council of Europe, as well as the general knowledge about the concept of discrimination including direct discrimination and indirect discrimination; harassment; discrimination by association and positive action.

The introduction to the Convention and its Articles and Protocols, including Article 14, the nature of rights - absolute, limited or qualified - and a brief discussion of the burden of proof and the concept of justification were presented to the participants during the training. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Such kind of training proved that the participants are not very familiar with the way of thinking about the concepts of discrimination and civil legislation and litigation concerning discrimination. Since Ukraine does not have a comprehensive body of anti-discrimination laws covering all fields of life (something which ECRI keeps recommending all the member states) and the lack of the relevant legislation, it would be useful to continue such trainings in the future. 
Participants Judges of the court of the general jurisdiction 
Consultants/Experts Ms Gudrun Holgersen, an expert of the European Commission on Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), Ms Geraldine Scullion and Ms Sheila Rogers, experts of the Council of Europe and Ms Tetiana Taran, the judge of the Supreme Court of Ukraine 
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 35 
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