On 14-15 July 2015, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine jointly with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held a two-day training for Ukrainian non-governmental organizations on best practices in trial monitoring.
As part of this training, Global Diligence partner, Alexandre Prezanti, facilitated a 3-hour workshop on fundamental fair trial rights, focusing on equality of arms and the right to be tried within a reasonable time. The workshop was designed and implemented using interactive training methodology.
“Civil society is an important player in promoting the justice sector reform in Ukraine. We expect that their enhanced skills in monitoring of court proceedings will help civil society organizations to pinpoint weaknesses and strengths of the existing justice system, prepare recommendations for change and feed the justice reform process,” concluded Ambassador Vaidotas Verba, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine.