In November, the project team began implementing a new activity. As part of the pilot training, lectures for the master students of the new program in the field of criminal justice are delivered by experts from universities of the European Union.

The first lectures for undergraduates in Kharkiv (16-17.11), Minsk (24-25.11) and Odesa (26.11) were delivered by prof. Thomas Krussmann (University of Graz). The lectures were devoted to the action of criminal law in space.

During the lectures, Professor Thomas Kruessmann provided interaction with the students, offering them various tasks to solve.

First prof. Kruessmann for the developing of the project and approbation of it’s materials conducted the session of classes with master's students, Institute of Prosecution and Criminal Justice, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University.

During the classes the concept of human rights as a "shield and sword" in criminal law was considered, and prospects for the development of positive obligations of states in the sphere of human rights were analyzed. Great attention was paid to the life cycle of criminal law and its action in time and space. The emphasis was placed on cases of hate crimes in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, and also on the cases of humanitarian rescue operations in the Mediterranean in the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the EU.

Olena Kharytonova, a member of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University group of CRIMHUM project developers, thanked Prof. Thomas Kruessmann on behalf of all participants of the approbation for extremely interesting and important lectures, and expressed the belief that the implementation of the project ideas is a significant step towards the development of human rights-based legal education, and cooperation between universities within the project will continue to develop.

Based on the results of the lectures, students expressed their opinions in the questionnaires. Here are some of the experiences:

Speaking for myself, of course I do find it helpful. The international activities and international point of view, confronting new experiences and challenging tasks, stepping out of the comfort zone will always be a great opportunity to grow up and develop personal skills and abilities. Also as a side mission can be learning and developing a new language, to be able to explain myself at any situation.”

“…it is very useful both in "normal" time, and especially in the context of distance learning. Such lectures deepen the knowledge gained during classes and allow a more meaningful approach to the study of individual issues.”

They [the lecture] are enough interactive. It`s a new experience for Ukrainian students to have lectures in English with foreign lecturer.”

Due to the upcoming exam period, the remaining teachings for Hrodna and Lviv from University of Graz will be held in the second half of January 2021.


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A joint online meeting of master students from universities in Belarus and Ukraine, as well as teachers from different countries, whose universities participate in the CRIMHUM project within the framework of Erasmus+ Days 2020 has laid a new tradition.


Such a joint meetings is planned for the third month in a row. If at the first meeting in October the main speaker was prof. Thomas Kruessmann from the University of Graz, then in November this honorary role was transferred to Dr. Natasa Colodrovschi-Danelciuc from the Aix-Marseille University.


The next meeting is scheduled for 12 December 2020 at 9:00 (Brussels time), 10:00 (Ukraine time), 11:00 (Belarus time). The key speaker will be from the University of Potsdam Dr. Fabian Stam. We invite you!


Within the framework of the CRIMHUM project, lectures were provided by experts from universities of the Member States of the European Union for master-students from universities in Belarus and Ukraine.

This activity pursues two goals in the project:

1) a master-class for teachers from universities in Belarus and Ukraine,

2) familiarization of master students with foreign (European) experience in the field of criminal law and procedure.

Of course, the consortium, when drawing up the workplan in 2018, did not yet know what the world expects in 2020. However, already at that time the lectures were scheduled online, which made it possible to carry them out on time in accordance with the workplan.

The first slot of lectures was delivered to Belarusian and Ukrainian master-students from November 2020 to March 2021. Almost all lectures were delivered in English. Lecturers entered into discussions with students.

The cycle of lectures was opened by Prof. Dr. Thomas Krüßmann (University of Graz) at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. In addition, lectures were given by Katerina Soulou and Dr. Natasa Danelciuc-Colodrovschi (Aix-Marseille University), Associate Professor of Practice Gintaras Jasaitis (Vilnius University).

The role of the host teacher was also important. She (he) needed to prepare students for the information that would be given at the lectures of the European expert, and when working in the classroom, moderation of the lesson was also required (if necessary, clarification of some issues from the point of view of national approaches).

In connection with the extension of the project, we expect to continue the practice of online lectures in the next academic year.

In addition, master students in Belarus have already started their practical training.




More information about the lectures can be found on the project's Facebook page...


We are glad to welcome a new member of the CRIMHUM Project management team.

It is Dr. Marta Mochulska, she is a representative of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Marta took over from Dr. Vasyl Lutsyk as Project Manager for Ukraine.

There was an online meeting of the Project manager Professor Thomas Kruessmann (University of Graz) and the Quality project manager Vadzim Samaryn (Belarusian State University) with the new manager n the 3rd of May.

Dr. Marta Mochulska is the Deputy Dean of the Law Faculty of LNU. In addition to her abilities as a manager, we hope to use her skills as a specialist in constitutional law, since justice in a state governed by the rule of law is necessarily based on fundamental human rights.

By the way in 2015-2016 Marta was a coach of the Patrol Police of Lviv and Ternopil. She conducted about 100 trainings on the subjects "Human Rights. Rule of Law. Constitutionalism", "Fundamentals of the patrol service", "Professional ethics" at that time.

Marta's research interests include: constitutional aspects of migration processes, features of the separation of state power in Ukraine and foreign countries, comparative constitutional law.

Dr. Vasyl Lutsyk does not leave the project. Given his practical activities, we look forward to his active contribution as a adviser.


Dr. Marta Mochulska is not just a CRIMHUM Project Manager for Ukraine, but also a CRIMHUM local coordinator at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. So Marta held an online meeting with members of the project team at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv on the 5th of May.

The assistants of the Project Manager for Ukraine (National Coordinator) – lecturers Khrystyna Slyusarchuk and Dmytro Kryklyvets participated in the meeting. The meeting was devoted to the issues of Project management and financial administration. The directions of further implementation of the Project were considered.



We are glad to announce next CRIMHUM offline event - the First Summer School on Criminal Justice and its training within new Master Programme (September 27-30, 2021).

The Summer School is organised within the framework of the Erasmus+ project "Modernisation of master programmes for future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights" (project number: 598471-EPP-1-2018-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) - CRIMHUM .

The conference will be held at Odesa, Fontanska street 23, Academichna 2 (Ukraine), National University "Odesa Law Academy".

The programme of the event is already published. You can download it here.


The School provides a chance to hear lectures of experts from European Universities. There will be also opportunity to discuss with the Ukrainian and Belarusian students the content of the modernised Master Programme.

We currently plan our event in a presence format for all participants and speakers who are able to join us in Odesa, to encourage networking and direct communication. However, for those, who could not travel, including some speakers, we will be offering a possibility to join via live stream.

The participation in this event is free of charge.

This event will be organized in accordance with the regulations of MH of Ukraine (Ukraine is in the yellow zone at the moment), i.e.

1. The maximum allowed number of participants is limited to 40.

2. Participants are required to wear the FFP2 masks when they leave their seat.

3. Participants are required to present an official negative COVID-19 test or vaccination certificate or proof of having COVID-19 jab within last 6 months (in English). Please note that Sputnik V and Sputnik Light are not recognised in UA.


You are required to have a proof of testing, proof of recovery or proof of vaccination with one of the vaccines listed on the website of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) with at least 14 days having passed since you have received the last required individual vaccination/vaccine dose. For entry to Ukraine, a digital COVID certificate of the EU or a comparable proof of vaccination in a digital or a paper form in either German, English, French, Italian or Spanish must be presented.

Please note: we strongly advise you to obtain an adequate Travel Health Insurance issued by Ukrainian Recognised Company (see HOTLINE FINANCE site), which covers COVID-19 and any medical expenses that might incur in case any illness or treatment related to SARS-CoV-2. This kind of insurance must cover all expenses starting from the day, when COVID-19 was diagnosed, including hospitalization and treatment.


Please connect the CRIMHUM School using Zoom-platform: link.


If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact our CRIMHUM OLA team:

Ms. Yuliia Astankevych tel. +380 487 196 215. 

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