Between 28-30 June 2018, the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova (LRCM) organized an advanced training seminar for lawyers and trainee lawyers in the field of European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
The training program was conducted over three days and aimed at training lawyers and trainee lawyers in the area of rules for application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), issues regarding the fairness of criminal proceedings, guarantees of art. 6 ECHR on criminal charges and the contradictory nature of criminal proceedings.
The trainers in the seminar were Vladislav GRIBINCEA, Executive director of LRCM, and Dragoş CUCEREANU, lawyer, ECHR Registry.
On the first day of the seminar were made the theoretical presentations, and the other two days were dedicated to simulating the procedure before the ECtHR based on three practical cases. The participants were divided into three groups and in this format elaborated the “Government’s observations”, “the complainant’s remarks”, presented the cases in the “hearings” before the “EctHR” and elaborated “ECtHR rulings” based on each practical case. Each group of participants had a distinct role in each practical case.
The seminar hosted 23 lawyers and 1 trainee lawyer, and was conducted in collaboration with the Lawyers Training Center and was possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the project “Promoting the rule of law in Moldova through civil society oversight”, implemented by the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova.