Dealing with Victims of Sexual Violence, Particularly Children/Teenagers, During Criminal Proceedings

Start Date: Sunday, March 18, 2012
End Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Category: Criminal Law Criminal Law National Law
Venue: Wustrau
Country: Germany
Leading organisation: Deutsche Richterakademie
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): German
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 5
Contact: Wiebke Dettmers
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +49 30 18580 6971

Course Description

This conference is targeted at criminal court judges who deal with cases involving the protection of minors, at guardianship court judges, as well as at public prosecutors. The following topics will be addressed in lectures and discussions :

  • Problems at the main hearing, particularly in examining child victims as witnesses
  • Police protection of victims
  • Psychological effects on the victims and potential strains imposed by the proceeding
  • Evaluation of credibility
  • Previous decisions of the Federal Court of Justice on both procedural and substantive law.