Building professional capacities of judges and prosecutors including professionals associates on “Charging and sentencing of Domestic Violence cases” – practical implementation of the international standards on treating domestic violence cases including the national legal framework for protection from domestic violence – was the focus of the third held by EUKOJUST on Tuesday, 5 September 2023, under the Kosovo Justice Academy umbrella.
Over 30 participants, consisting of 21 judges and 10 prosecutors coming from basic courts and prosecutions from the regions of Pristina, Peja, Prizren, Ferizaj, Gjilan, Gjakova and Mitrovica attended the training, delivered by the EUKOJUST Long Term Expert on Public Legal Education/Domestic Violence and Marginalized Groups Bardhë Krasniqi. The training “Charging and sentencing of Domestic Violence cases” including its material is tailored and aimed at:
• Improving prosecutorial and judicial response to domestic violence cases,
• Understanding the seriousness and complexity of domestic violence cases to contribute and increase consistency in the treatment of domestic violence cases and expand their practice-based resources.
• Safeguard and achieve the charging and sentencing of domestic violence cases proportionate to the gravity of the crime in compliance with international and national legal standards.
The participants highly appreciated this training and benefited both from the professional point of view and from the good experience of the trainer.
The training was delivered under the EUKOJUST project’s specific objective of strengthening access to justice for all citizens in Kosovo, particularly in the field of domestic violence and disadvantaged or marginalized groups – and is in compliance with both the Rule of Law Strategy and Strategy on Protection from Domestic Violence and Violence against Women and their Action plans.