Visit of Ukrainian and Moldovan project participants to the UK and Ireland

The visit of representatives of Ukrainian and Moldovan universities – participants of Erasmus+ HRLAW project to the University of Huddersfield (UK) and University College Cork (Ireland) took place on October 24-27, 2017.

During the visit, Ukrainian and Moldovan developers of the master’s and doctoral courses had an excellent opportunity to meet their Irish and British colleagues and study the structure and curricula of the courses on Human Rights at the hosting universities.

Professor Stuart Toddington and Rebecca Kelly (University of Huddersfield) delivered presentation and question/answer sessions on the topics:

  • “What Do We Expect From Doctoral Students?”
  • “Critical Options: Authority, Autonomy, and Legitimacy”
  • “Thesis Development between Student and Supervisor”.

Ukrainian and Moldovan visitors attended the following seminars and presentations at the University College Cork:

  • “Legal Protection of Children Rights and Safe Information Space – the UCC Child Law Clinic” (Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Head of the College of Business & Law and Dean of the School of Law; Dr. Conor O’Mahony)
  • “Human Rights in Practice – The LLM International Human Rights Law & Public Policy” (Dr. Dug Cubie)
  • “Teaching and Researching Criminal Justice” (Dr. Fiona Donson; Dr. Catherine O’Sullivan)
  • “Human Rights Activism and the Role of NGOs – examples from an environmental law perspective” (Dr. Bjørn-Oliver Magsig)

The delegation met the UCC President, Professor Patrick O’Shea.

Irish colleagues also shared their experience in development of the Code of Academic Integrity and Office of Student Ombudsman.

Preventive monitoring of HRLAW project by NEO Ukraine

In the context of the continuous monitoring of the Erasmus+ programme, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has developed a comprehensive field monitoring policy.

The preventive monitoring of Erasmus + HRLAW project will be held in Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University.

The monitoring agenda is here.

The project team can find link to useful materials in the English language at http://erasmusplus.org.ua/en/erasmus/ka2-cooperation-for-innovation-and-good-practices/capacity-building/benefishers.html

In the Ukrainian language at http://erasmusplus.org.ua/erasmus/ka2-proekty-spivpratsi/rozvytok-potentsialu-ex-tempus/vikonavtsyam-proektiv.html

Launch event of HRLAW in Ukraine during Kharkiv International Legal Forum

During the work of the Kharkiv International Legal Forum, a joint roundtable “The Policy of Academic Integrity: The Experience of EU and US Universities” was held, with the participation of the manager of USAID “New Justice” project Artem Shaipov. The first speaker was Prof. Thomas Rice (University of Washington and Lee, USA), who presented the codes of academic integrity, traditional American for universities, investigation procedures and closed hearings in the event of violations of domestic regulations and rules.

Erasmus+ HRLAW project was represented by Viktor Kordas, Lennart Ståhle and Lennart Johansson (Royal Institute of Technology); Tanel Kerikmäe, Kristi Jõemets (Tallinn University of Technology); Oleksandr Chastnyk, Inesa Shumilo, Volodymyr Stetshenko, Olena Uvarova (National Law University); Konstiantyn Danko, Andriy Sviashchuk (National Aerospace University “KhAI”).

The presentation of the draft model Code of Academic Integrity was made by representatives of the students’ self-government of the National Law University – Head of the StudentS Senate Anton Oliinyk, members of the Senate Daria Solareva and Daryna Osadcha.

The peculiarities of the American and European model of internal regulation of the rules of academic integrity and the control mechanisms for their observance were discussed, and approaches that are worthy of borrowing were identified.