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Our Lawyers in Strasbourg Court of Human Rights

Date of material placement: 28-05-2013, 15:17.

Two teachers of Institute of Law of NCFU took part in the programme of research and practice seminars which were held in Strasbourg, France. This city is also the capital of institutes of the Council of Europe and it is known to each lawyer, first of all, as the headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

In the palace of the Council of Europe associate professors from NCFU L.E. Botasheva and I.V. Przhilensky met representatives of judicial and advocatory communities, the staff of the European Court and the Vice-President of ECtHR Guido Raimondi and the judge from the Russian Federation D.I. Dedov.

The programme of the trip also included lectures, interactive communication and master classes with the head of the secretariat of EСtHR Olga Chernyshova, the head of Department of Secretariat Michael Lobov, senior lawyers of the European Court Gregory Dikov and Olga Amsheyeva. Questions of acceptability of appeals to ECtHR, various aspects of application of Convention for Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by the Court.

Special guests were the lawyer of Chamber of Bas-Rhin region Christine Kruger who told about peculiarities of development of law enforcement practice in France and Moscow lawyer, Associate Professor of Kutafin MSUL, N.M. Kipnis who touched upon questions of proof at a criminal trial within the practice of the European Court of Human Rights. During the work with the consultant for justice issues, the director of "Athena” international consulting agency Dovidas Vitkauskas they discussed some situations of application of the Convention in cases of the property right violation by the example of real judgments of the Court and hypothetic trials.

The culmination of the eventful workweek was the visit to the hearing of "Vuckovic and Others v. Serbia” trial by the Grand Chamber of the European Court which lasted for more than two hours. Such meetings are quite seldom and are organized only in extraordinary circumstances on questions in which the court needs to work out a new legal point of view on application of provisions of the Convention.

This trip became possible because it is a part of realization of NCFU development programme that presupposes active international cooperation between teachers of the university and foreign colleagues and experts. Similar events should be regular both for teachers and students of Institute of Law of NCFU.

The main result of the visit for associate professors of our university is valuable experience and knowledge obtained in communication with the leading European lawyers. Now this experience will be passed on fully to the students in daily classes and special seminars. Next few days such lessons will be held in Legal clinic of the institute.

We invite all students who are interested in the European Court of Human Rights and its work to participate in the seminars.

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