Domestic violence is not a problem of an individual family; it is a problem of the whole country. The relevance and timeliness of the topic is witnessed by the active actions of the legislator in this direction – the adoption of the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention and Counteraction to Domestic Violence”, numerous bylaws to implement the basic law, amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses, Civil and Criminal Code, including and some types of gender-based violence, expanding the list of aggravating and mitigating circumstances, introducing a mechanism of urgent prohibitive and restrictive prescriptions, restrictive measures applied to perpetrators of domestic violence, etc. It is from the conscious and active position of the involved subjects that the effectiveness of legislative innovations and mechanisms of protection of the injured person in this category of cases will work.
Participation in this seminar-training will give participants the opportunity to distinguish conflict from domestic violence, identify different forms of violence, realize the importance of zero tolerance for the manifestations of various types of domestic violence.
During the event, participants will have the opportunity to develop effective tools for providing professional legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and get acquainted with the specifics of working with this category of clients.
Legislative novelties require the consolidation of all relevant actors, the analysis of current case law and the development of effective tools to protect the victim from the very beginning of the criminalization of domestic violence.
We invite you to attend a training seminar on June 21, 2019 on “Peculiarities of a lawyer’s participation in cases related to the representation of the interests of victims of domestic violence.”
The event is organized the NGO “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” in cooperation with the Bar Council of Dnipropetrovsk region. The training is supported by the US Embassy in Ukraine.
The training seminar is an initiative of graduates of the Tomorrow’s Lawyer Program – lawyers Tamara Bugaets (Law Office “Tamara Bugaets”) and Lyudmila Hrytsenko (“Pravo” Legal Group), who are also trainers of this event.
We invite lawyers, judges, police officers and representatives of other professions to attend the event.
The participation in the event is free of charge. Registration will be closed after 35 registrations in place.
The seminar-training will be held at: 8 Krutohirny Uzviz, Dnipro at the University of Customs on June 21, 2019 from 9:00 to 18:00.
The purpose of the seminar-training is:
- uniting the legal community around the topic of preventing and combating domestic violence;
- work on stereotypes about domestic violence;
- understanding and identification of each form of domestic violence;
- understanding how conflict differs from violence;
- discussion of the peculiarities of bringing the offender to justice, in particular, under Article 173-2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses and Article 126-1 of the Civil Code;
- discussion of effective ways to protect (represent the interests) of the victim by applying
- urgent prohibitive and restrictive prescriptions;
- exchange of experience between colleagues;
- development of a common practice.
Preliminary schedule of the event:
9.00 – 9.30 – Registration of participants, questionnaires
9.30-10.10 – Introduction
10.10-11.40 – Session 1. Domestic violence: focus on Soft Skills.
The difference between conflict and domestic violence. Work with stereotypes. Identification of each case of domestic violence. Features of communication with victims of domestic violence.
11:40-12:00 – Break
12:00-13:30 – Session 2. Domestic violence: focus on Hard Skills.
Legislative definition of concepts: “domestic violence”, “physical violence”, “psychological violence”, “economic violence”, “sexual violence”. Legal analysis of the structure of norms. Novelties of legislation.
13:30-14:20 – Break
14:20-16:20 – Session 3. Peculiarities of bringing to administrative and criminal responsibility for committing domestic violence. Judicial practice review.
16:20-16:40 – Break
16:40-17:30 – Session 4. Urgent Prohibition and Restrictive Prescriptions: What a Lawyer Should Know and Recent Practice
We expect the report of Vyacheslav Mazurenko – a judge of Prydniprovsky district court of Cherkasy.
17:30-18:00 – Closing remarks.