Training for Magistrates in Antigua and Barbuda and the OECS Better Practices in the Adjudication of Sexual Offence Cases Sexual Offences Model Court Initiative

July 21-22, 2018

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tradewinds Hotel, Dickenson Bay

Antigua and Barbuda

 

AGENDA

 

 

DAY ONE

 

8:00am     REGISTRATION

 

8:30am     OPENING REMARKS 

                  Ms. Anika Gray, Regional Project Coordinator & Gender Specialist,

                 The JURIST Project

 

8:45am     First Session: INTRODUCTIONS, OVERVIEW OF TRAINING OBJECTIVES AND ICE BREAKER

9:00am     Second Session: WHAT’S GENDER FOR TO DO WITH IT?

9:30am     Third Session: PRINCIPLE OF EQUALITY, NONDISCRIMINATION & STATE OBLIGATION

 

10:45am      BREAK

 

11:00am      Fourth Session: INTRODUCTION TO THE MODEL GUIDELINES FOR SEXUAL OFFENCE CASES AND                            THE SEXUAL OFFENCES MODEL COURT

11:15am      Fifth Session: STRUCTURAL & SYSTEMIC DEFICIENCIES

 

12:30pm       LUNCH

 

1:30pm      Sixth Session: BETTER PRACTICES FOR SEXUAL OFFENCE CASES: CASE MANAGEMENT, VULNERABLE                      WITNESSES, PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT & FRIENDLY COURTROOM ENVIRONMENT

 

3:00pm      BREAK

 

3:15pm      Seventh Session: BETTER PRACTICES FOR SEXUAL OFFENCE CASES: GENDER STEROTYPING,                                    EXPOSING AND RESISTING MYTHS

 

4:15pm     EVALUATION, FEEDBACK AND CLOSING

 


 

DAY TWO

 

8:00am     REGISTRATION

 

8:30am     First Session: MILLY EXERCISE

9:00am     Second Session: BETTER PRACTICES FOR SEXUAL OFFENCE CASES: EVIDENCE PRESENTATION AND                       CROSS-EXAMINATION

 

10:15am      BREAK

 

10:30am     Third Session: BETTER PRACTICES FOR SEXUAL OFFENCE CASES: CONSENT AND DIRECTIONS TO                           SELF AS ADJUDICATORS OF FACT

 

12:00pm      LUNCH

 

1:00pm     Fourth Session: BETTER PRACTICES FOR SEXUAL OFFENCE CASES: PRE-TRIAL PUBLICITY AND BAIL

1:30pm     Fifth Session: BETTER PRACTICES FOR SEXUAL OFFENCE CASES: SENTENCING CONSIDERATIONS                           AND VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT

2:00pm     Sixth Session: USING UNINCORPORATED TREATIES IN SEXUAL OFFENCE CASES

 

2:30pm     EVALUATION, FEEDBACK & CLOSING CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION

 

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