Martin Polaine was engaged by the Council of Europe, to provide advice, technical assistance and training to prosecutors of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. As part of the CoE Ukraine ‘Continued support to criminal justice reform in Ukraine’, (CJR Project) aimed at supporting the reform of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, the two day training for the prosecutors of the Crimean PPO the focussed was on human rights considerations and ECtHR jurisprudence arising in trials in absentia and practical approaches to international co-operation (both mutual legal assistance and extradition), in particular, extradition requests relating to convictions in absence.

Relevant links:

Council of Europe office in Ukraine: https://www.coe.int/en/web/kyiv/support-to-the-criminal-justice-reform-in-ukraine

https://www.coe.int/en/web/national-implementation/projects-by-geographical-area/ukraine-cjr2

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