This case study, sent in advance to the participants, outlined the focus of the interactive international seminar that started in Sofia on 20 April 2023. The impartiality and independence of magistrates with regard to allegations of bias based on non-verbal reactions was just one of the highlights of the two-day training.
Over the course of two days, the workshop will provide valuable practical guidance for effective work and fruitful interactions in key interpersonal situations in a professional environment, with all professional categories and levels in the judiciary. The total number of participants is 33 and includes judicial trainers, judges, prosecutors and investigating magistrates.
The teaching team includes Mark Segal, an attorney from Philadelphia, a foreign expert with many years of experience in the field of legislative and judicial reforms and proven expertise in over 130 countries, and Katya Dormisheva, an NIJ judicial trainer with international expertise in judicial training and capacity building of judicial training institutions.
The seminar is held in implementation of the project “Modern learning environment for judges, prosecutors, investigating magistrates and other legal professionals”, implemented by the NIJ and funded under the Justice Programme of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.