Application of protection measures for victims of domestic violence in a civil case: Mock at the NIJ

12. 12. 2022

The trainees of the National Institute of Justice, together with students from the State University of Moldova, the Academy “Stefan cel Mare” and the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, simulated a mock trial of a civil case on the application of protection measures for victims of domestic violence.

The event took place on Friday, December 9, 2022, at the National Institute of Justice, being opened by Ecaterina Popa, NIJ ad interim director, Eleonora Grosu, program coordinator of the Women’s Law Center (WLC), Alina Savga, PhD in law, SUM associate professor, and Mariana Grama, PhD of Law, SUM associate professor.

During the activity, young lawyers assumed the roles of judge, clerk, lawyer, sector policeman, representative of the child Protection Directorate, parties and witnesses and were involved in the mock trial of a civil case on the issuance of the protection order for victims of domestic violence. Until the mock trial began, depending on the task assigned, the participants completed the demand on the application of the protection order, issued the conclusion of the receipt of the file in the procedure, carried out the procedure for summoning and designation of the lawyer, they prepared a report on the case in accordance with the provisions of PGI order No 360 and a report on the victim’s family situation.

Guided by trainers Arina Turcan-Donţu, NIJ trainer, WLC lawyer, Eleonora Grosu, program coordinator at WLC, and Alina Savga, SUM associate professor, the participants in the mock trial submitted to the merits of the civil case, the evidence administered and the testimonies that were taken into account by the court when concluding the settlement by which protective measures were applied in respect of victims of domestic violence.

The mock trial was organized by the National Institute of Justice in partnership with the Women’s Law Center and with the financial support of Sweden, in the context of the international campaign “16 days of Activism against Gender-based Violence”.