The objective of the MATRA-Ukraine project is to strengthen the capacity of investigators, the Office of the Prosecutor General and regional prosecutors' offices, judges, CSOs, journalists and defence lawyers in Ukraine to investigate, prosecute, adjudicate and monitor international crimes. This support is extremely timely, as Ukraine will bear the primary burden of the prosecution of international crimes which have occured since 2014 domestically, complemented by international accountability mechanisms.
The project will also support mechanisms to improve cooperation between different criminal justice actors in, governmental agencies and improve dialogue between government and civil society. The support of the general public will be sought through public dialogue events, organized with the support of Dutch and Ukrainian CSOs. Facilitating networking events, contact and cross-fertilization of ideas between the various stakeholders will support the Ukrainian government, CSOs, and the media to more effectively deal with international crimes and further law enforcement.