Law, Tradition and Conservatism: Legal Responses to Neoliberal Governance


Programme PDF


Monday, 4  November 2019


Venue: Julasali, Unioninkatu 33

10.00-10.30  Registration and Coffee

10.30 – 10.45  Opening

10.45 – 12.30  Session I: Law, Tradition and Neo-Liberalism in Eurasia

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch

13.30 – 15.15  Session II: Round Table: Legal Conservatism and “Non-Prohibitive Practice” in Human Genome Issues: Case of Russia

15.15-15.45  Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.15  Session III: Traditional Values and Russian Law

17.30 – 20.00 Reception


Tuesday, 5 November 2019


**Special Venue for first panel**: Think Corner – Fönster Stage (Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki) - Link to live stream

09.00 – 11.00 Think Corner Breakfast Open Debate - Freedom of Peaceful Assembly: Supporting Legal Response with Data and Research 

Venue for the rest of the day: Julasali, Unioninkatu 33

11.00 – 11.30   Coffee

11.30 – 13.15 Session V: Neoliberal Financial Regulation and Russian Law

13.15 – 14.15  Lunch

14.15 – 15.45   Session VI: Neoliberal Limitations and Legislation in Eastern Europe

15.45 – 16.00   Coffee

16.00 – 17.45   Session VII: Property, Finances and Security: Legal Constraints

17.45-18.00  Closing  



Chair/Discussant: Dean of the Faculty of Law, Pia Letto-Vanamo, University of Helsinki

Bresky, Oleg - European Humanities University, Lithuania, Vilnius

The Meeting of Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship in Constitutional Law of Eastern Europe

Da, Lu - Wuhan University, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China

The New Developments of Constitutionality Review in China

Damsa, Liviu - Birmingham City University, UK

Legislative Tradition Beating Law and the Pretences of Neoliberalism in Central Eastern Europe?

Moderator: Associate Professor Marianna Muravyeva, University of Helsinki

Kalinichenko, Paul - Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Russian Federation

The Alpha and Omega of the Human Genome Regulatory Framework in Russia: From International and European Human Rights Standards to National Security Rules

Sorokina, Elizaveta - “Reznik, Gagarin & Partners” Law Firm, Moscow, Russian Federation

Morphological Freedom and Reproductive Technologies in Russia: Surrogacy and Designer Babies vs. Family Law

Kosilkin, Sergey - Advanced Legal Consulting LLC, Russian Federation

International Legal Regulation Principles for Genetic Research and Biobanking in Russian Federation Legislation

Kubyshkin, Aleksey-  Sancta Lex Law Office

Genom Research in the Field of Human Reproduction: Conflicts of Interests and Legal Regulation in Russia

Moskovkina, Elizaveta – Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation

Legislation on Genetic Passportization in Russia: Boon or Bane?

Ponomareva, Daria - Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Russian Federation

Patenting a Human Gene in the Russian Federation: The Victory of a Conservative Approach or Is There Hope?

Chair/Discussant: Post Doctoral Researcher Alexander Kondakov - Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.

Ponomariov, Alexander - University of Passau, Germany

Traditional Values and Their Legal Protection in Russia:the Impact of the Russian Orthodox Church on Federal Laws

Tolkachev, Dmitrii - Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation

Policy Evaluation of “Non-Traditional Sexual Relationships” Regulation

Samokhina, Ekaterina - Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation - Melkevik, Bjarne (Co-Author) -  Laval University, Canada

Domestic Violence in Russia: Neoliberal Policy or the Return to the Stone Age?



Live stream link

Moderator: Platov, Artem - OVD-Info, Russian Federation

Discussant: Koroteev, Kirill - Agora, Moscow, Russian Federation

Shedov, Denis - Human Rights Center “Memorial”, OVD-Info, Russian Federation

Russian Regional Legislation on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly: Is It Orwellian Doublethink or Not?

Borovikova, Ekaterina - OVD-Info, Russian Federation

Government Data on Prosecutions for the Exercise of Freedom of Assembly: Problems and Limitations

Chernikova, Tatiana - Human Rights Center “Memorial”, Russian Federation

Freedom of Assembly in Russia in the Context of Elaboration of the UN Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on Article 21 of the ICCPR

Durnovo, Grigory - OVD-Info, Russian Federation

Data on Arrests at Rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg from 2012 to 2019

Glushkova, Tatiana - Human Rights Center “Memorial”, Russian Federation

Freedom of Assembly in the Internet Era: Innovative Technologies, Innovative Restrictions

Chair/Discussant: Professor Ville Pönkä, University of Helsinki

Gurkov, Alexander - University of Helsinki, Finland

Blockchain Based Alternatives for Corporate Governance

Michalevic, Ales - International Collegium of Lawyers, Vilnius, Lithuania

The Banking System of the Russian Federation: From Economic Neoliberalism to State Monopoly

Vishnevskiy, Alexander – Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation

Neoliberalism & Traditionalism v. Interests of the Banking System – the Time for Changing of the Paradigm of Banking Regulation


Chair/Discussant: Katalin Miklóssy, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Marochkin, Sergey - University of Tyumen, Russian Federation

Political and Legal Responses to Short-Time Liberalization: the Russian Case

Flikke, Geir - University of Oslo, Norway

Authoritarian Policing: Extrajudicial Persecution and Intimidation in Russia

Antonov, Michael - Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation

Law and Memory Politics in Russia


Chair/Discussant: Professor Kimmo Nuotio, University of Helsinki

Malyaev, Vladimir - Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation

FATCA and Common Reporting Standard: The End of the Era of Bank Secrecy

Tuzov, Andrei- Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation

Arrest of Property in Criminal Proceedings as a Manifestation of Disrespect for the Right of Ownership

Sorokin, Maksim - Human Rights Center “Memorial”, Russian Federation

Tackling the Financing of Terrorism by Executive Action in Russia: An Incorporation of Disbalance between Liberty and Security?