Armenia: EU supports training on procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

A first group of Armenian judges, prosecutors and investigators has completed a distance-learning course on procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights, organised as part of an EU-funded criminal justice reform project.

The eight-week study programme has been translated and adapted to the Armenian legal context and launched in co-operation with the Armenian Academy of Justice.

The HELP course on Procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights’ (in particular vulnerable victims, such as children, victims of sexual violence or victims of terrorism), combines the fundamental procedural rights of accused and suspected persons in criminal proceedings, and the rights of victims of crime (with an emphasis on access to justice). The course covers the Council of Europe and the European Union legal framework.

The HELP course in its Armenian version will be made available on the HELP online platform.

The course has been organised under the project Supporting the criminal justice reform and harmonising the application of the European standards funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the Council of Europe under its EU-funded Partnership for Good Governance (2019-2021).

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