The first cycle of trainings on the subject “ROLE AND NECESSARY SKILLS OF THE MENTORS OF NEWLY ELECTED AND PROMOTED JUDGES” is completed

On June 12, 2023, in the Gostivar appellate area, the last training of series of trainings on the topic “The role and necessary skills of the mentors of newly elected and promoted judges” was held. The purpose of the training was to pass on the experiences of already trained mentors (judges) who participated in the training of tutors for newly elected and promoted judges, which was conducted by the Dutch judge and president of the court in Zwolle, the Netherlands Mr. Bert Mann and the specialist for the training of judges, Marina Naumovska – Milevska. The training was an opportunity for the already trained judges to share their experiences with other experienced judges from their appellate area, with the idea of applying it further, every time there is a new or promoted judge in their court.

The training was divided into two parts, in the first part Judge Elvedin Ferati from the Primary Court in Tetovo answered questions and talked about his initial challenges and expectations as a newly elected judge. The President of the Gostivar Appellate Court, Bekim Mehmedi, had his presentation and shared his experiences and situations with newly elected judges in his court/ Zharko Hadji Zafirov spoke about the experiences that he personally had as a lawyer in disputes before a newly elected or promoted judge.

In the second, final part of the training, in the capacity of already trained judges, in order to transfer their knowledge, presentations were given by: Judge Emine Murati from the Primary Court Gostivar, Judge Ali Aliu from the Court of Appeal Gostivar and Judge Djemali Saiti from the Supreme Court of Republic of North Macedonia. After the presentations, the present judges engaged in a debate and gave their comments and suggestions for achieving the goals of the training.

The training was provided within the project “Improving the quality and responsibility of the Macedonian judicial sector”, which is financially supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.