International Conference Changing the Russian Law: Legality and Current Challenges. 17 19 October 2012. University of Helsinki




                          International Conference

         Changing the Russian Law: Legality and Current Challenges

                            17 - 19 October 2012

                           University of Helsinki

   WEDNESDAY, 17^th 

   (University Main Building, Auditorium XII, Unioninkatu 34, 3^rd 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,

     * Russian le gal pr actices of  ci tizens' in volvement in political
       decision-making:  legal study of their genesis under the influence
       of international law

   Mariya Riekkinen, Human Rights Institute, AAbo 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

   Andre Schultz, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

     * Decisions' ap  plication of   th  e fo  reign co urts in  Ru ssian
       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

   Freek  van  der  Vet,  Aleksanteri  Institute  for Russian and Eastern
   European Studies, University of Helsinki


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

   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

   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, 2^nd 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

     * Formal and Material Constitution in Russia

   Prof. Ivan Marino, University of Naples L'Orientale

     * Studying Le gal Co nsciousness in  Ru ssia: My ths, Me thods, an d

   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

     * 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 ov erboard! Or  Py rrhic vi ctory of  pa ndectists over social
       realists in the light of the upcoming changes of the Russian civil

   Prof. Sergey Stepanov, Institute of Private Law, Ekaterinburg

   16.45 - 17.00 Coffee

   17.00 - 19.00 Session 3. Economics, Energy and the Challenges of Legal

     * 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

   Dr.   Dmitry  Harakka-Zaitsev,  Lawyer,  GESTAMP  AUTOMOCION,  GESTAMP

   FRIDAY, 19^th

   (Juhlahuoneistot/Banquet Rooms, Unioninkatu 33, 3^rd floor)

   09.30 - 11.00 Keynote Address

   Too Much of a Good Thing? Rethinking Access to Justice in Contemporary

   Prof. Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin-Madison

   11.00 - 11.30 Coffee

   11.30  -  13.30 Session 4. The Application of Russian Justice: Current

     * The  Civilizing  Force  of  Hypocrisy:  Transnational  Integration
       Regimes,  Legal  Reform,  and  the  Problem  of Non-Enforcement in

   Dr. Gordon B. Smith, University of South Carolina

     * The European Court of Human Rights's Review of Russian Legislation

   Dr.   Anton   Burkov,   Faculty  of  Law,  University  of  Humanities,

     * 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

   13.30 - 14.30 Lunch

   14.30  -  16.15  Session  5.  Criminal  Justice  in  Russia:  Bias and

     * Between  Law and Morality: New Legal Conservatism and Convictional
       Bias in Russian Criminal and Administrative Justice

   Dr. Marianna Muravyeva, KATTI, University of Helsinki

     * 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

   16.15 - 16.45 Closing session

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