The ICJ is organizing two-day trial observation training seminars on 4-5 October in Moscow and 7-8 October in Saint Petersburg.
The seminar aims to provide practical skills on how to conduct trial observations, how to assess and analyse information and data obtained, and how to draft a final trial observation report.
The seminar will address the legislative frameworks within which courts operate, including:
- the structure and functioning of the judiciary;
- the compliance of these frameworks with international rule of law and human rights standards;
- the components and guarantees of the right to fair trial;
- observing proceedings within the courtroom; and
- the conduct of meetings with the relevant authorities and other advocacy work outside the courtroom.
Participants will be introduced to international standards of trial observations with a special focus on judicial independence.
Criteria for eligibility:
- The call for applications is open to judges, lawyers (whether in private practice or affiliated to an NGO), NGO representatives, and other interested professionals. A total of 15 participants will be selected.
- Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in the rule of law and human rights law
- Applicants must have an interest in international standards of trial observation
- The working language of the seminars is Russian
Closing date for applications: 15 September 2010.
Application forms can be downloaded below.
For any further information please contact Róisín Pillay at firstname.lastname@example.org or Temur Shakirov at email@example.com
Russian Federation-application form Moscow-event-2010 (full text in Russian, PDF)
Russian Federation-application form Saint Petersburg-event-2010 (full text in Russian, PDF)
Russian Federation-trial observation training-event-2010 (full text in Russian, PDF)
Russian Federation-trial observation training-event-2010 (full text in English, PDF)Events