Conference on Human Rights education in Russia and other European countries
21 - 22 October 2013, Russia, Yekaterinburg, Legislative Assembly of Sverdlovsk oblast
In 1998, Russia ratified the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in order to ensure the protection of rights - according to European standards - of all those under its jurisdiction. Over the last 15 years, more than 1.600 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights against Russia have led to many reforms of the Russian legal system: lawyers have begun to defend their clients by invoking the norms of international human rights law, judges are increasingly applying the provisions of international treaties and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, and many lawyers have been trained in the application of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
17 years after its accession to the Council of Europe, has Russia achieved its intended level of adoption of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms? What is the current standard of legal education in Russia with respect to international law and human rights? How do other European countries approach the domestic application and teaching of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms ? What lessons can Russia learn from other states?
Conference participants will analyse current approaches to the teaching of human rights law with a specific focus on the application of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Russia and other European countries.
The goal of the conference is to exchange international experiences of the adoption of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms into legal education and legal practice curricula. Legal professionals and academics from various European countries will share their experience of creating special courses and master degrees focused on the protection - both internationally and domestically - of human rights within the Council of Europe member states’ national legal systems.
Who should attend?
The conference is aimed at legal scholars, attorneys in law, judges, civil cervants and civic activists from Russia, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Germany, the USA and Estonia as well as the Council of Europe.
The draft agenda is updated daily and is available here.
Conference's materials will be published on web-sites of co-organizers of the conference, the Journal of Constitutionalism and Human Rights, as well as journals of other coorganizers of the conference.
How to register
Registration is online.
Questions can be addressed to the chair of the organizing committee Dr. Anton Burkov by email or tel.: +79161250593.