International judicial cooperation in criminal matters: a new online course for judges and prosecutors

05. 02. 2018

A new distance learning course, entitled “International judicial cooperation in criminal matters” was launched today, February 5, 2018. The course, conducted by the National Institute of Justice in cooperation with the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP Programme), is intended for judges and prosecutors, including prosecutors that activate within the specialized divisions on international legal assistance of the General Prosecutor’s Office.

The event was opened by Diana Scobioala, the NIJ Director and Margarita Galstyan, project manager, who pointed out the good collaboration between the National Institute of Justice and the Council of Europe which is aimed to enhance the national practices in the human rights area.

During the activity, Ana Medarska-Lazova, HELP Project Officer, Human Rights National Implementation Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, and the national tutors - Alexandra Nica, Head of the Training and research Department of the NIJ and Violeta Cojocaru, university professor, the Head of the International and European law Department of the Moldova State University, referred to the network, objectives, activities and the methodology of the HELP Programme, to the course itself and to its adjustment to the national legal order the Republic of Moldova.

The new course, with a total duration of 24 training hours, will be conducted through the distance learning HELP Platform, during the period 5 February - 18 March 2018 and will address topics such as relevant legal framework; extradition; the transfer of the condemned persons; the seizure and confiscation; the mutual legal assistance; supervision; the validity and the transfer; the instruments on international cooperation; transnational crimes. Upon the successful promotion of the final test, the participants will be certified by the Council of Europe in common with the National Institute of Justice.

The activity is part of the Council of Europe Project “Support to criminal justice reforms in the Republic of Moldova”, funded by the Government of Denmark, being the fourth course implemented by the HELP Programme in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice.