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30.05.2018 On May 25-26, 2018 a seminar A Complaint to the Russian Constitutional Court: Opportunities, Risks, Prospects was held in Moscow

On May 25-26, 2018 a seminar A Complaint to the Russian Constitutional Court: Opportunities, Risks, Prospects was held in Moscow. 

A two-day seminar was attended by 19 people, including 11 lawyers, 3 practicing lawyers, 3 representatives of educational community, 1 trustee and 1 employee of the Office of the Ombudsman for the Voronezh Region. The participants represented 5 subjects of the Russian Federation, namely Moscow, Ulyanovsk, Voronezh, Belgorod, Lipetsk and Sverdlovsk regions.

The classes were conducted by the Institute constitutional lawyers Olga Podoplelova, Natalia Sekretareva and Dimitry Mednikov.


Seminar hosts: Olga Podoplelova, Natalia Sekretareva and Dimitry Mednikov (from lest to right)

The program was developed taking into account the latest changes introduced to the Federal Constitutional Law On the Russian Constitutional Court. Particular attention was paid to practical issues of appeal to the Constitutional Court.

The participants of the seminar have received answers to the following questions:

  • In what cases is the mechanism of constitutional justice effective to protect the rights of citizens and their associations?
  • What are the criteria for the admissibility of the complaint, and how to determine the prospects for applying to the Constitutional Court in a particular case?
  • What is the procedure for considering the complaint in the Constitutional Court?
  • What is the specificity of certain types of constitutional complaints (challenging the uncertainty of the rule of law, challenging the norm in its law enforcement context, etc.)?
  • What are the means and methods of proving in the constitutional litigation, and how to argue the violation of constitutional rights?
  • How are the decisions of the Constitutional Court implemented and how can its legal positions be used to protect the rights of citizens?

The participants have received a certificate.



Practical classes and work in groups

The seminar was held as part of the project Enhancing Civic Engagement in Strategic Constitutional Litigation in Russia implemented by the Institute for Law and Public Policy.

Find the information about upcoming seminars on the website of the Institute and its official page on Facebook


The seminar is conducted with support from the European Union

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