On November 11, 2022, in the group of the II year of the master's degree of the "International Law" department, a class was held in the format of modelling a court session in the mode of a video conference
On November 11, 2022, in the group of the II year of the master's degree of the "International Law" department, which specializes in the international protection of human rights, within the framework of the discipline "Protection of the rights of migrants", a class was held in the format of a simulation of a court session in the mode of a video conference.
The case for consideration was proposed by Olena Kalashnyk, Doctor of Jurisprudence, lawyer, senior lawyer for international protection at the Charity Fond "Right to Defense", a member of the Committee on International Law of the National Association of Lawyers of Ukraine. The basis of the case was the real life story of one of Ms. Olena's clients, who was refused recognition as a refugee or a person in need of additional protection in Ukraine.
The male and female students of our Institute had the opportunity to perform in various procedural "roles", and some even had to perform several roles to replace fellow students who could not participate in the online class.
After the end of the "court process", Olena Kalashnyk shared her positive impressions of what she saw and heard and told how the relevant category of cases is considered and resolved in practice. She also separately focused on the legal problems that, starting from February 24, 2022, refugees and protection seekers who have decided to stay in Ukraine, despite the dangers associated with the current stage of Russian armed aggression, are facing.
Organizational support of the class was handled by Olga Poedynok, Doctor of Law, assistant professor in the Department of International Law of ES IIR.