24 June 2015
Today, eighteen law students from the Pristina Law Faculty had a firsthand opportunity to partake in the process of delivering justice in a courtroom.
This was the third time that the EU Rule of Law mission in Kosovo organized a mock trial to support future generations of justice professionals. The mock trial was implemented by a team of local and EULEX professionals that consisted of prosecutors, judges and legal officers. Their efforts helped law students strengthen their understanding of the proceedings involved in a fair trial in accordance with EU and international best practices.
The main aim of the simulated trial procedures is to provide an opportunity to the Kosovo law student to gain court proceeding experience, explained Malcolm Simmons, President of EULEX Judges, who led the mock trial.
This opportunity enabled students to not only gain practical court experience, but also receive coaching from EULEX and local legal experts.
The event was supported by the Law Faculty of "Hasan Prishtina" University.
The teaching /coaching team that took part in the mock trial were:
Malcolm Simmons, President of the EULEX Judges
Kreshnik Radoniq, Local Judge at the Peja/Pec Basic Court
Marie Tuma, EULEX Judge
Andrew Carney, EULEX Prosecutor
Chiara Tagliani, EULEX Legal Officer
Below you can play the video of the third edition of the EULEX Mock Trial