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16.10.2018 On September 24-25, 2018 the Institute lawyers held a seminar for attorneys and practicing lawyers on Appealing to the Russian Constitutional Court

On September 24-25, 2018 in Moscow the Institute lawyers Olga Podoplelova and Dimitry Mednikov held a regular two-day seminar aimed at improving the skills of attorneys and ptacticing lawyers on filing a complaint with the Russian Constitutional Court.

The two-day training was attended by 30 people, among them 15 attorneys, 9 practicing lawyers; 1 lawyer from the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, 3 representatives of university community, 2 civil servants). Participants represented 7 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, namely the Moscow, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Kirov, Chelyabinsk, Novgorod regions, as well as the Perm Territory.

As always, the lectures paid special attention to the practical issues of applying to the Russian Constitutional Court, including:

- 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.

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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