A five-day long “Training of Trainers” on Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights was organised on 3-7 July, 2017 in Ohrid. This activity was organised within the Project “Increasing judicial capacity to safeguard human rights and combat ill-treatment and impunity”, as part of the “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey”.
Trainers of the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors from the initial and continuous training departments, could deepen their knowledge on the right to a fair trial as covered by Article 6 of the Convention. Alongside the substantive part, the training introduced adult training methodology (e.g. moot trials) as effective education tools.
Comprehensive training materials were developed prior to the training, and together with the case studies based on relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights were translated and distributed to the participants.
The 10 active trainers who benefitted from the training are better equipped to increase knowledge and skills of their colleagues – judges, public prosecutors and other legal professionals on the right to a fair trial. This will ensure sustainability of project activities and will increase available training resources and number of events on this thematic area in the training catalogue.