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14.09.2017 A seminar on Appeal to the Russian Constitutional Court was held on September, 3-4 2017 in Voronezh

A seminar Appeal to the Constitutional Court of Russia: opportunities, risks, prospects  was held on September 3-4, 2017 in Voronezh. The seminar was organized by the Human Rights House – Voronezh jointly with the Institute for Law and Public Policy within the project Enhancing Civic Engagement in Strategic Constitutional Litigation in Russia.

The event was attended by 31 representatives of the legal community from Voronezh and the Voronezh region, as well as Belgorod and Lipetsk; among them there are lawyers (13), NGO representatives (10), private practice lawyers (2), an employee of the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman in the Voronezh Region, and a leading advisor to the department for working with government bodies, civil society development and local self-government at the State-Legal Department of the Voronezh Regional Duma, constitutional law experts (4).

In an interactive mode, theoretical and practical exercises were conducted by Grigory Vaypan, head of Litigation Unit at the Institute for Law and Public Policy, and Olga Podoplelova, Senior lawyer of the Institute.

At the seminar the participants got the answers to the following questions:

  • What cases can the mechanism of constitutional justice be effective in to protect civil rights and associations?
  • What are the criteria for the admissibility of complaints and how to determine the appeal prospects of filing a particular case to the Constitutional Court?
  • What is the complaint procedure at the Constitutional Court?
  • What are the specifics of certain types of constitutional complaints (challenging the uncertainty of legal norms, challenging the norms in the context of its litigation etc.)?
  • What are the tools and techniques of proof used in constitutional litigation and how to argue a violation of constitutional rights?
  • How to carry out the decisions of the Constitutional Court and how to use its legal positions to protect civil rights?

   

   

Over the seminar, the participants didn’t only learn about the specifics of the appeal to the Constitutional Court and the main features of litigation at the Constitutional Court, but they were also able to ask the moderators individual questions on particular cases.

The participants received certificates on attendance.

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

 


The seminar is conducted with support from the European Union

 

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