Human rights in law and practice: Council of Europe event at Moscow MGIMO University

Human rights in law and practice: Council of Europe event at Moscow MGIMO University
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19 October 2020

On 19-21 October the Council of Europe and MGIMO European Studies Institute will hold annual in-service training courses for Russian civil servants on the implementation of constitutional and international human rights guarantees in Russian law and practice.

The courses have now run for twelve years to promote a direct dialogue and interaction between state officials from more than 30 federal ministries, agencies and courts and their counterparts from the Council of Europe, including the European Court of Human Rights.

The courses will be opened on 19 October at 9.30 by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejcinovic Buric, the Russian Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatiana Moskalkova, the Representative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights, Mikhail Galperin, and the Secretary of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, Lidia Mikheyeva.

The 2020 courses program addresses a wide range of European legal issues and latest developments in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe’s responses to COVID crisis, legal framework for artificial intelligence, bioethics, environment, human rights in sport, and legal distance learning (HELP Programme). All topics will be presented by leading European experts and State officials and followed by questions and discussions.

A usual week-long session will exceptionally be reduced to three days and partially include online presentations due to the sanitary restrictions on international travel.

The whole event can be followed online: