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03.07.2017 The seminar ‘The Complaint to the Russian Constitutional Court of Russia: Opportunities, Risks and Prospects’ was held on June, 30 - July,1 2017 in Moscow

The Institute for Law and Public Policy within the project Enhancing Civic Engagement in Strategic Constitutional Litigation in Russia held the seminar ‘An Appleal to the Russian Constitutional Court of Russia: Opportunities, Risks and Prospects’ on June, 30 - July,1 2017 in Moscow.

The seminar was attended by 24 specialists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladikavkaz, Yaroslavl, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow and Chelyabinsk regions, including attorneys (14), practicing lawyers and human rights defenders (8), representatives of academic community (2).

In an interactive mode, theoretical and practical exercises were conducted by Grigory Vaypan, head of Litigation Unit at the Institute for Law and Public Policy, and Olga Podoplelova, Senior lawyer of the Institute.

The program of the seminar was developed taking into account the changes made to the Federal Constitutional Law On the Russian Constitutional Court in 2014-2015, as well as the practice of the Constitutional Court that has taken shape after their entry into force. Particular attention was paid to practical issues of appeal to the Constitutional Court.

Over the 16 seminar academic hours the participants got the answers to the following questions:

  • What cases can the mechanism of constitutional justice be effective in to protect civil rights and associations?
  • What are the criteria for the admissibility of complaints and how to determine the appeal prospects of filing a particular case to the Constitutional Court?
  • What is the complaint procedure at the Constitutional Court?
  • What are the specifics of certain types of constitutional complaints (challenging the uncertainty of legal norms, challenging the norms in the context of its litigation etc.)?
  • What are the tools and techniques of proof used in constitutional litigation and how to argue a violation of constitutional rights?
  • How to carry out the decisions of the Constitutional Court and how to use its legal positions to protect civil rights?




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The seminar is conducted with support from the European Union

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