Fergus Randolph QC and David Scannell – EU Traininig Tirana
Judicial Training Activities
The Foundation worked in partnership with the Judicial College, the Bar Council’s International Division and the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association to prepare training modules for two-day and one-day judicial training seminars on ECHR law, EU law and judicial conduct.
Slynn also prepared a training video on judicial conduct issues, which is currently available in Albanian and English (and with Russian sub-titles).
In Albania the Foundation delivered a two-day seminar for four successive years to judges at the Magistrates’ School in Tirana on issues of EU law and practice. A British judge at the European Court in Luxembourg, four practising English QCs ,and a junior barrister took part, all of whom have great practical experience in the topic.
In addition to a two-day general introduction to ECHR law, the Foundation piloted a one-day seminar in Tirana on discrimination law, covering equality in human rights law, gender-stereotyping and discrimination in employment, the indefinite detention of non-nationals, domestic violence and access to education.
The Foundation has collaborated with the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation in training conferences on commercial law and practice in Moscow, St Petersburg, Tyumen and Ekaterinburg since 2012.
The Foundation also delivered one day seminars in Moscow and St Petersburg in 2012 to judges/prosecutors and defence advocates on issues relating to jury trial. A retired circuit judge of great experience and two QCs took part in this project.
In Ukraine the Foundation delivered three one-day seminars to judges and staff of the Supreme Court of Ukraine on issues of English court practice and ECHR law on which they wished to acquire greater knowledge. Two retired appellate judges, a senior QC and a senior academic took part. The Foundation then helped to host a study visit to London by judges of that court.