We are pleased to support the initiatives of our graduates and are proud of their willingness to share knowledge and address issues that are important to society. Training on countering violence – fourth in a row – draws attention to a painful topic that is sometimes not easy to talk about because of prejudice and pain.
On June 21, 2019, in the city Dnipro, on the initiative of alumni of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program, Tamara Bugaiets and Lyudmila Gritsenko, a training took place on the “Features of the lawyer’s participation in cases related to representation of interests of victims of domestic violence”.
US Embassy in Ukraine supported the event partnership with the Bar Council of Dnipropetrovsk Region.
Key topics of the event include domestic violence: a focus on Soft Skills and Hard Skills; peculiarities of bringing to administrative and criminal responsibility for committing domestic violence.
Along with the trainers, Oleksandr Antonyuk, a judge of the October District Court of Dnipropetrovsk, described the category of domestic violence cases and relevant jurisprudence in Dnipro and Dnipropetrovsk region.
The event was also attended by representatives of the Dnipro Police Department, in particular, the investigator O. Sysoyeva and police department representative O. Tarasov. Police officials highlighted the pressing issues of domestic violence in the Dnipropetrovsk region. They also suggested some solutions – and the effective cooperation of lawyers and law enforcement agencies was among them.
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