CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR JUDGES, PROSECUTORS AND INTERPRETERS FROM ALBANIA AND NORTH MACEDONIA

On April 9 and 10, 2019 in Durres, another round of IOM’s successful cultural competency training reached 18 judges, prosecutors and interpreters from Albania and North Macedonia. This innovative training helps judges and prosecutors in Western Balkans countries to deal more effectively with migrant smuggling, human trafficking and other cases involving migrants from Central Asia, […]

On April 9 and 10, 2019 in Durres, another round of IOM’s successful cultural competency training reached 18 judges, prosecutors and interpreters from Albania and North Macedonia.

This innovative training helps judges and prosecutors in Western Balkans countries to deal more effectively with migrant smuggling, human trafficking and other cases involving migrants from Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. It builds their understanding of migrants’ cultural backgrounds, vulnerabilities, migration routes and typical experiences, as well as practical issues like working effectively with interpreters and sharing real-world experience from neighboring jurisdictions.

The training has been financed by the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration through the project “Enhancing Capacities and Mechanisms to Identify and Protect Vulnerable Migrants in the Western Balkans – Phase III”.