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International Conference

Changing the Russian Law:

Legality and Current Challenges

18-19 October 2012, University of Helsinki


Opening of the conference

Prof. Kimmo Nuotio, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

Keynote address

Shaping a Regime: the Legal Underpinnings of the Second Putin Presidency

Jane Henderson, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Session 1: Russian Constitutional Law

Chair: Dr. Merja Norros, Ministerial Counsellor, Ministry of Justice

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 Sciences

Formal and Material Constitution in Russia

Prof. Ivan Marino, University of Naples L'Orientale

Studying Legal Consciousness in Russia: Myths, Methods, and Lessons

Dr. Tatiana Borisova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Session 2: Practices of the Legal Theory: Realism and Argumentation

Chair: Prof. Ditlev Tamm, University of Copenhagen

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, St. Petersburg

Man Overboard! Or the Pyrrhic Victory of the Pandectists over Social Reality in Light of the Forthcoming Changes in Russian Civil Law

Prof. Sergei Stepanov, Institute of Private Law, Ekaterinburg

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

Session 3: Economics, Energy and the Challenges of Legal Regulation

Chair: Dr. Leena Lehtinen

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

Legal Regulations of Labor Relations: Current Tendencies

Dr. Dmitry Harakka-Zaitsev, Russia Country Lawyer, GESTAMP, St. Petersburg


Keynote address

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

Prof. Kathryn Hendley, University of Wisconsin

Chair: Dr. Marianna Muravyeva, KATTI, University of Helsinki

Session 4: The Application of Russian Justice: Current Challenges

Chair: Prof. Johanna Niemi, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

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

Dr. Gordon B. Smith, University of South Carolina

The European Court of Human Rights' Review of Russian Legislation

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

Bringing Cases, If Not Rights, Home: Review of Russian Criminal Cases Following the Judgments of the European Court

Dr. Kirill Koroteev, European Humanities University, Vilnius

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

Session 5: Criminal Justice in Russia: Bias and Bureaucracy

Chair: Prof. Pia Letto-Vanamo, Director of KATTI, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

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