Training seminar for judges

The training seminar for judges "Alternatives to criminal prosecution and punishment" was held in Minsk on December 9, 2019. The event was organized by the Council of Europe and the Institute for retraining and qualification upgrading of judges, prosecutors and legal professionals at the Belarusian state university

within the framework of the project "Strengthening the right to a fair trial in criminal proceedings in Belarus".

The seminar was divided into four thematic sessions, each of which was dedicated to a specific topic. The program of the training seminar included consideration of such issues as alternative ways to resolve criminal law disputes, the practice of implementing alternatives to criminal prosecution, special aspects of termination of criminal prosecution in pre-trial and judicial proceedings, and minimizing the degree of procedural coercion against persons who committed crimes that do not pose a great public danger.

Within the framework of the event Ms Oksana Kachalova, the Council of Europe expert, doctor in law, Head of the research area of criminal justice issues in the Scientific Center of the Russian State University of Justice, made the report on alternatives to criminal prosecution in modern law, specifics of conciliation procedures, best foreign practices in the termination of criminal prosecution, challenges of applying coercive measures against persons who committed crimes that do not pose a great public danger.

Besides that, two interactive exercises on the topics "Motivation of the parties in the implementation of conciliation procedures" and "Selection of a preventive punishment" were organized for the participants of the seminar.

 

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