Rule of Law and Democracy in Russia

St. Basils Cathedral
Event Date: March 10, 2014 - 4 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Ballroom

Two prominent Russian human rights lawyers will speak on the current state of democracy and the rule of law in Russia

Rule of Law in Russia: Contemporary Challenges
Sergey Golubok, LLM, PhD

Professor Golubok is an attorney with Semenyako, Grib & Partners in St. Petersburg, Russia. In that capacity he has defended political activists and NGO’s in high profile cases and argued extradition cases before the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. He also served with the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France from 2008 to 2011. Golubok received his PhD in international and european law from the St. Petersburg State University Law School.

When the Candidates are the Election Monitors:
Using Strategic Litigation to Advance Democracy in Russia
Anton Burkov, LLM, PhD

Professor Burkov serves as the chair of the European and Comparative Law Department at the University of Humanities in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He has worked with the Urals Center of Constitutional and International Human Rights Protection of the NGO Sutyajnik, serving as a legal representative in a number of cases before the European Court of Human Rights and national courts. He is currently a Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, and the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development

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