Visit of the Ukrainian delegation to Strasbourg

Upon financial support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine, facilitated by the Council of Europe institutions, UNHCR Representation to the Council of Europe institutions and Representation of HIAS in Ukraine, UNHCR Regional Representation for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine conducted a study visit for administrative judges and lawyers of Ukraine to the Council of Europe institutions in Strasbourg, 23-26 September 2013.

The purpose of the visit was to improve the application of international legal standards in the area of asylum and knowledge of the relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

UNHCR hopes that the visit helped the judges to develop knowledge about the aforementioned institutions and how they contribute to the development of legal standards in the area of asylum. UNHCR also expects that the ECtHR jurisprudence would help the National School of Judges of Ukraine to develop national "Refugee Law"course for the training of judges.