[EN] С 17 по 19 октября Университет Хельсинки проводит конференцию «Changing the Russian Law: Legality and Current Challenges»

The conference will take place at the University of Helsinki on October 17-19, 2012.

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Changing the Russian Law: Legality and Current Challenges

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International Conference

Changing the Russian Law: Legality and Current Challenges

17 — 19 October 2012

(University Main Building, Auditorium XII, Unioninkatu 34, 3rd floor)

13.30 — 14.00 Registration and coffee for the pre-conference session
14.00 — 15.30 Pre-conference session 1 for post-graduate students

Cold War and International Law: The Soviet Role in the Formulation International Legal Instruments Combating Trafficking in Women from the League of Nations to the United Nations
Philippa Hetherington, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Problem of Choice between Personal Benefit and Professional Responsibility in Lawyers Work
Anton Kazun, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Russian legal practices of citizens’ involvement in political decision-making: legal study of their genesis under the influence of international law
Mariya Riekkinen, Human Rights Institute, Åbo Akademi, Turku

15.30-16.00 Coffee
16.00-17.30 Pre-conference session 2 for post-graduate students

Bureaucratic Alignment and Regional Court Performance
André Schultz, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Decisions’ application of the foreign courts in Russian Federation: problems and prospects
Daria Tsygankova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Transitional Justice in Chechnya: NGO Political Advocacy and the Implementation of the European Court of Human Rights’ Chechen Judgments
Freek van der Vet, Aleksanteri Institute for Russian and Eastern European Studies, University of Helsinki

(University Main Building, Small Lecture Hall, Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor)

09.30 — 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 — 10.30 Opening of the conference

10.30 — 11.30 Keynote address

Shaping a regime: the legal underpinnings of the second Putin presidency
Jane Henderson, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

11.45 — 13.45 Session 1. Russian Constitutional Law
(University Main Building, Runeberg Hall, Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor)

The development of sub-national constitutional law in Russia and its application to Muslim minority rights
Prof. Charles Szymanski and Prof. Egdunas Racius, Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of law, Kaunas

On Emergence and Contingency of a New Ideological State: a Constitutional Model of “Kelsenian Federation” in Russia
Prof. Sergey Korolev, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences
Formal and Material Constitution in Russia Prof. Ivan Marino, University of Naples L’Orientale

Studying Legal Consciousness in Russia: Myths, Methods, and Lesson
Dr. Tatiana Borisova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

13.45 — 14.45 Lunch break

14.45 — 16.45 Session 2. Practices of the Legal Theory: Realism and Argumentation

Progressive Legal Argumentation: The Last Frontier?
Prof. William B. Simons, Centre for EU-Russian Studies (CEURUS), Institute of Constitutional and International Law, University of Tartu

Formal Constraints in Legal Argumentation in Russia: the Case of the Russian Penal Procedure
Dr. Ekaterina Samokhina, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Russian Legal Realism
Dr. Evgeny Tonkov, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Service, Moscow

Man overboard! Or Pyrrhic victory of pandectists over social realists in the light of the upcoming changes of the Russian civil law
Prof. Sergey Stepanov, Institute of Private Law, Ekaterinburg

16.45-17.00 Coffee

17.00-18.45 Session 3. Economics, Energy and the Challenges of Legal Regulation

Economical analysis of law as language for communication between Russia and the Western countries
Dr. Mikhail Antonov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Russia’s Bilateral Investment Treaties — A Good Source of Protection for Russian Investors?
Christina Cathey Schuetz, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance CIS Limited, Moscow

Legal regulations of Labor relations: current tendencies

FRIDAY, 19th
(Juhlahuoneistot, Unioninkatu 33, 3rd floor)

09.30 — 11.00 Keynote Address

Too Much of a Good Thing? Rethinking Access to Justice in Contemporary Russia
Prof. Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11.00 — 11.30 Coffee

11.30 — 13.30 Session 4. The Application of Russian Justice: Bias and Bureaucracy

The Civilizing Force of Hypocrisy: Transnational Integration Regimes, Legal Reform, and the Problem of Non-Enforcement in Russia
Dr. Gordon B. Smith, University of South Carolina

Social Construction of Criminal Cases in Russia: Structure of Bias, Structure of Privilege
Dr. Ella Paneyakh, Institute for the Rule of Law, European University, St. Petersburg

The Structure of Convictional Bias in the Russian Criminal Justice
Dr. Kirill Titaev, Institute for the Application of Law, European University, St. Petersburg

Between Law and Morality: New Legal Conservatism and Convictional Bias in Russian Criminal and Administrative Justice
Dr. Marianna Muravyeva, KATTI, University of Helsinki

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.40-16.15 Session 5. Criminal Justice in Russia: Current Challenges

Implementing ECHR decisions on Tax law in Russia
Dr. Anton Burkov, Faculty of Law, University of Humanities, Ekaterinburg

Bringing Cases, If Not Rights, Home: Review of Russian Criminal Cases Following the Judgments of the European Court
Dr. Kirill Koroteev, European Humanities University. Vilnius

Cross-border crime investigation with Russian authorities. Legal and administrative challenges
Dr. Anna-Liisa Heusala. Aleksanteri institute, University of Helsinki, and Dr. Jarmo Koistinen, Detective superintendent, National Bureau of Investigation, Helsinki

16.15-16.45 Closing session


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