On April 16, 2019, the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine took place solemn events on the occasion of the opening of special training for candidates for the post of prosecutor.
For filling vacant posts of prosecutors were enrolled 345 persons who successfully passed the qualification examination and during one year will undergo special training at the Academy in order to obtain the knowledge and practical skills of the prosecutor.
The event was attended by Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko, rector of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine Mykhailo Loshytskyi, head of the Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors Vitalii Hrushkovskyi, head of the rule of law component of the Advisory Mission of the European Union to Ukraine Fabian Levenberg, senior advisor to the prosecutor’s office of the Advisory Mission of the European Union in Ukraine Carolina Rius Alarco.
The rector of the Academy addressed the audience with a welcoming speech on the occasion of the opening of special training.
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko stressed that the results of special training of candidates for the post of prosecutor will soon be evaluated by the public. Today’s students with profound professional knowledge, with new mentality and competencies will fill the rows of prosecutors. The high professional potential of the teaching staff of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine will facilitate this.
The head of the Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors Vitalii Hrushkovskyi expressed confidence that the Academy, with the support of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine and international partners, would provide training for candidates for the European prosecutor’s sample.
The head of the rule of law component of the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine Fabian Levenberg, senior advisor on the prosecutor’s office of the European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine, Carolina Rius Alarco, also assured the support of such aspirations by the representatives of the international community.
During the training, it is planned to hold trainings in all fields of prosecutorial activities. Lecturers of the Academy have developed lecture courses, practical and training sessions, which will deal with the issue of procedural guidance to the pre-trial investigation, the public prosecutor’s public prosecution, the prosecutor’s procedural guideline for conducting secret investigative (search) actions, prosecutor’s oversight of observance of laws when executing court decisions in criminal cases, representation by the public prosecutor of the interests of the state in court. Also, attention will be focused on issues of organization of work in the organs of the prosecutor’s office of Ukraine, professional ethics, psychology of prosecutorial activities. Students will be able to master the skills of drafting procedural documents, maintaining a single register of pre-trial investigations.
The training will involve experienced prosecutors, judges, and other experts. Issues relating to the implementation of the European Court of Human Rights practice in prosecutorial activities will be considered during trainings, which will be attended by experts of the Council of Europe, the European Union Advisory Mission and the United Nations.