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06.02.2019 On February 3-4, 2019 a two-day seminar «How to Protect Rights in Strasbourg? From Identifying a Human Rights Violation to Filling in the Application Form» was in Moscow

On February 3-4, 2019 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 27 people, among them 18 attorneys, 8 practicing lawyers and 1 representative of universities. At the seminar such subjects of the Russian Federation as Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Astrakhan, Vologda, Kirov, Voronezh, Lipetsk, Chelyabinsk Regions, the Republic of Kalmykia and Severnaya Osetiya 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 Sekretareva, 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.

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