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16.10.2018 On September 26-27, 2018 a seminar «How to Protect Rights in Strasbourg? From Violation Formulation to Complaint Form Completion» was held for attorneys and practicing lawyers

On September 26-27, 2018, a two-day seminar of the Institute for Law and Public Policy was held in Moscow, aimed at acquiring and improving skills for applying to the European Court of Human Rights.

The two-day seminar was attended by 34 people, among them 15 attorneys, 10 practicing lawyers, 4 lawyers from non-profit organizations, 1 lawyer from the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights and 4 representatives of universities. At the seminar such subjects of the Russian Federation as Moscow, the Moscow, Ryazan, Sverdlovsk, Belgorod, Saratov and Omsk regions, as well as the Krasnodar and Perm Territories were presented

Maxim Timofeev, Ph.D. in Law, Associate Professor at the European Humanities University (Vilnius) and Expert at the Institute for Law and Public Policy, and Natalia Sekretreva, Senior Associate at the Institute for Law and Public Policy, acted as trainers at the seminar.

The two-day seminar was divided into practical and theoretical sessions. During the lecture part of the seminar among other things, the participants learned how the European Court of Human Rights functions, what decisions it takes, what cases fall within the jurisdiction of the European Court, what rights are protected by the European Convention, and how to properly argue the complaint to the European Court. A separate session was devoted to the criteria for admissibility of a complaint to the European Court.

During the practical sessions, the participants of the seminar, using the example of the plot of training cases, learned how to identify violations of the European Convention and formulate arguments about human rights violations in a complaint to the European Court. Some particular attention was paid to the application of the principle of proportionality in the argument of the complaint.

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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