International Autumn Legal School Combating Cybercrime According to European Justice Standards September 23 – 25, 2020


International Autumn Legal School Combating Cybercrime According to European Justice Standards was held within the framework of the IV Kharkiv International Legal Forum, September 23 – 25, 2020.

The organizers of the school were European Expert Association and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University with the support of the EU Project “Pravo-Justice”.

The central aim of the School was to offer trainings for legal professionals in Uktaine – develop their skills, professionalism, and effectiveness in regard to the demands of digitalisation. Working towards these objectives will improve the overall quality of preparedness of graduates and law professionals to challenges in the modern justice system.

The speakers of the School were international and national experts of the EU project “Pravo-Justice”, experts in the field of cybersecurity and law, representatives of the state bodies responsible for the implementation of new standards in the field of cybersecurity.

40 participants were carefully selected for the study group – senior law students and practicing lawyers. They received a better understanding of EU standards and institutional set-up concerning cybercrime prevention, countering and investigation, as well as legal norms and regulations which need to be adopted in the progress of Ukraine reforming its justice sector in line with the best European and comparative practices.

The opening ceremony has been led by Yurii Barabash, Vice-Rector of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University and Dovydas Vitkauskas, Head of the EU Project “Pravo-Justice”.

The School was moderated by Maria Avdeeva, Research Director of the European Expert Association.

The School program has been carried out by a group of local and international subject-matter experts: Gintaras Švedas, Lithuania, Professor, habilitated doctor, Head of Criminal Justice Department of Law Faculty of Vilnius university Vilnius University, Ivar Tallo, Estonia, international expert of the EU Project “Pravo-Justice” on cybersecurity, Thomas Kruessmann, Germany, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., University of Graz, Alexander Adamov, Ph.D., National University of Radio Electronics, cybersecurity expert, Mykola Koval, Cys Centrum, Vitaliy Balashov,  senior engineer at EPAM Ukraine,  experts of the EU project “Pravo-Justice” on e-justice and cybersecurity Natalia Kovalko,  Oleksandr Shevchuk, Valery Bakal, Roman Savchuk, Tarvi Martens.

The program of the Summer School consisted of 8 training sessions:

Training session 1 – State and Justice System Facing the Digitalisation, E-Justice

Training session 2 – Current Trends in the Development of Cyber Threats in EU and Ukraine

Training session 3 – Judicial and Law Enforcement Systems of Ukraine in the Face of Cyber Threats

Training session 4 – Development of Digital Infrastructure, Digital Identification and Cybersecurity in Ukraine

Training session 5 –  Cybercrime and Digital Evidence, EU Experience and Ukrainian Context

Training session 6 – Problems of Cybercrime Qualification; Investigating Cybercrime

Training session 7 – Legal Aspects of Personal Data Protection

Training session 8 –  European Legal Framework on Copyright, IP and Confidential Information

Detailed Legal School program can be found here (Ukrainian)

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