Development of Russian Law-XI Conference Programme

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Monday, 19 November 2018

Venue: Consistorium Hall (University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor)


09.30 – 10.00  Registration and coffee


10.00 – 10.15 Opening


10.15 – 12.00 Session 1. Neoliberal legalism, perpetual legal reform and hollowing of rights

Chair: tba

Discussant: tba

Neoliberal Legal Nirvana in post-socialist Central Eastern Europe? Precarious Ownership in Condominium Law and hollowing access to justice

On the Failure to Protect Consumer-Debtors from Unfair Debt Collection Practices

Do the Supreme Courts Protect the Consumer Borrowers?

Access to justice at Russian commercial (arbitrazh) courts?


12.00 – 12.30  Coffee Break


12.30 – 14.00 Session 2 Access to Justice: Courts and Behaviors

Chair: tba

Discussant: tbd

What ordinary people meet in Russian courts? The results of court monitoring in Saint-Petersburg

Judicial Review of Administrative Action in Russia: Problems and Perspectives

  • Kirill, Titaev - The Institute for the Rule of Law at the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia

Access to Justice in Real Life: Police Behavior and Readiness to Crime Reporting

Regional Access to Constitutional Justice in Russia


14.00 – 15.00  - Lunch


15.00 – 16.30 Session 3. Access to Justice for Social Groups

Chair:  tba

Discussant: tba

  • Shedov, Denis - The Human Rights Center Memorial, the OVD-info, the Higher School of Economics,Moscow, Russia

How organizers and participants of public events can get access to justice after the new Russian Supreme Court ruling?

A trial by paper? Access to Justice and Human Rights for Migrants in Russia

Is access to justice open for Russian religious minorities? From Soviet past to present times

Access to justice of the members of religious groups in the multiple jurisdictions circumstances


16.30 – 17.00 – Tea Break


17.00 – 18.30 – Keynote roundtable: Practical Work in Access to Justice in the Russian Courts

Venue: Consistorium Hall (University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor)

Moderator: tba

Expert evidence in Russian courts and access to justice for stigmatized social groups

Access to Justice in the Unrecognised Territories: Crimea

Official Secret as Queen of Evidence: Access to Administrative Justice of the Dagestanis Placed on ‘Wahhabi Registers’

Claims and complaints within penitentiary system

  • Dubrovsky, Dmitry - Research Fellow, Center for Independent Social Research, Russia

Academic Expertise and Anti-Extremism Litigation in Russia


19.00 – 20.30 Reception


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Venue: Consistorium Hall (University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor)


09.00 – 11.00 Session 4. Access to Justice Beyond Russia

Chair: tba

Discussant: tbd

  • Karliuk, Maksim - Higher School of Economics-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, HRU HSE, Moscow, Russia

Preliminary ruling as an access to justice tool: the case of the Eurasian Economic Union Court

The Aarhus convention in practice: Access to environmental justice in post-soviet Armenia

Access to law in small and medium enterprises in Poland

  • Da, Lu - University of Szeged, Hungary

How to Protect the Fundamental Rights to Citizens in China and Hungary: Access to the Justice according the Constitution


Access to Justice in Russia: from Domestic to European. Development and Obstacles


11.00 – 11.30   Coffee


11.30 – 13.15 Session 5. Access to Justice and International institutions

Chair: tba

Discussant: tba

Why Did Russia Join the Council of Europe and Why Does It Matter Now?

The ECHR and so-called "non recognised states"

Protection of bona fide buyers in the decisions of the ECHR concerning Russia

Access to Remedies post Anchugov and Gladkov: a Comparative Perspective


13.15 – 14.15  Lunch


14.15  15.45   Session 6. Gatekeepers of Justice: Legal Professions

Chair: tba

Discussant: tba

  • Knorre, Alexey -Institute for the Rule of Law, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia

Weak enforcement of civil judgements in Russia: a study of the Russian Bailiffs Service

  • Khalikova, Yulia - Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany

Should I Stay, or Should I Go? Self-Legitimacy of Attorneys in Authoritarian State

Legislative order and practice of appeal against non-admission of a lawyer in a criminal process in the Russian Federation


15.45 – 16.00   Coffee


16.00 – 17.45   Session 7. Access to Justice for Business Communities

Chair: tba

Discussant: tba

  • Kuznetsov, Yury - Financial Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

Cryptocurrencies as Property: Legal Remedy without the Law?

Justice unchained: using blockchain arbitration to bypass Russian courts

Access to Justice in Banking and Finance: In Search of Reasonable Alternatives

Access to Justice in the EU-Russia Relations


17.45-18.00 – Closing