Today the role of the European Court of Human Rights in shaping of international law and in influencing national legal systems is in focus of discussions. Increasing impact of the Court on legal systems of the member countries of the Convention on protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, on development of contemporary international law is unquestionable. The invaluable contribution of Court practice to elaboration of common standards of human rights protection from Lisbon to Vladivostok is also undoubted. At the same time, the Court has recently attracted attention to itself with high-profile and controversial decisions, contrary to national legislations.
Is the compliance to its jurisdiction and subsidiary role relating to national legal systems provided by the European Court of Justice? How is the dialogue between Court and national courts or other international jurisdictional bodies built? Should Strasbourg consider legal distinctions of member countries? What problems will be in focus of attention of the Court in the next few years? These questions were the subjects of the past Conference with authoritative Russian and foreign experts participating, on the example of issues, related to implementation of “effective control” concept and respect of the freedom of speech right.
Conference languages: Russian, English
Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
Chairman, Committee for constitutional legislation and state construction, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ph.D, professor
Questions to discuss:
Head of the Centre for problems of integration and international cooperation of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Judge of ECHR from 1998 to 2012
Judge, Section President, European Court of Human Rights
“Question of State’s Jurisdiction: the Trends of the European Court’s Case-Law in the Light of International Law”
Former Jurisconsult, European Court of Human Rights
“Exterritorial Jurisdiction under the ECHR: the Genesis of the Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights (from 70s to nowadays)”
Ph.D, Head of the Department of International Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University
“Concept of Effective Control in the Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights and Contemporary International Law”
Former Director General of the Directorate General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law of the Council of Europe
“Between “Effective Control” and “Decisive Influence”: What Consequences for the Execution of Judgments”
Head of the international law practice group, Partner at Ivanyan & Partners
“Effective Control as a Test for State Jurisdiction”
Questions to discuss:
Chief Editor of the “Bulletin of the European Court of Human Rights”
Registry, European Court of Human Rights
“Overview of the Recent Trends in the ECHR’s Case-Law: Russian Cases in Comparative Perspective”
Adviser to the President of Russian Federation, Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights
“Limits on Freedom in a Space with no Limits”
Elected Judge from Russian Federation, European Court of Human Rights
“Russian Cases Regarding Protection of Freedom of Speech in the European Court of Human Rights”
Head of the Department of Execution of Judgements of the European Court of Human Rights, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
“Implementation of the Court’s Judgments Regarding Freedom of Expression: Achievements and Challenges”
Leading advisor, Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation
“Freedom of Speech in Legal Positions in the Constitutional Courts of the Russian Federation”
Associate professor, Department of theory and history of law, National Research Institute «HSE»
“Development of the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on Freedom of Expression: Old Ways and New Trends”
Representative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Ph.D.
*This schedule may be subject to change
A meeting, where students of MSU, SPBU, MGIMO, RUDN, MSAL, RSUJ and ARSUJ (RLA of the Ministry of Justice of Russia) took part in a discussion with leading experts in a sphere of the European Court of Human Rights practice, was held within the framework of the Conference on October 26, 2017.
The event was organized as an open dialogue between students and M. Galperin, Representative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, M. Lobov, Head of Human Rights Policy and Cooperation Department, Council of Europe, and A. Kovler, former Judge of the ECHR. The students were invited to ask questions and to share their views on ways to improve the mechanisms for implementation of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.