MATRA Project Awarded: Providing support to Ukraine to combat international crimes

Published 18 June 2020

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The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded the Asser Institute and Global Rights Compliance (GRC) a contract under the MATRA (MAatschappelijke TRAnsformatie: social transformation) Programme to provide support to the reform in Ukraine’s criminal justice sector from 2020-2024.
This MATRA project is designed to assist the newly created War Crimes Unit to investigate, prosecute and seek remedies for international crimes. Alongside supporting the Prosecutor General's Office at this critical time, it will also provide a timely opportunity for the delivery of vital technical and strategic expertise to other criminal justice entities, such as judges and lawyers, as well as civil society organisations and journalists. 
The project is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Justice and Security.