Development of Russian Law-XII: Law, Tradition and Conservatism: Legal Responses to Neoliberal Governance.

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November 4, 2019 to November 5, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Government and Public Service, Human Rights, Law and Legal History, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Sociology


Dear H-Announce community!

We would like to announce the programme for the annual Development of Russian Law conference.  Please find the programme below, as well as at our website. Interested parties can register here.

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International Conference

Development of Russian Law-XII:

Law, Tradition and Conservatism: Legal Responses to Neoliberal Governance. University of Helsinki, 4-5 November 2019

Aleksanteri Institute and Faculty of Law

University of Helsinki, Finland




Monday, 4  November 2019

Venue: TBD

10.00-10.30 Registration and Coffee


10.30 – 10.45 Opening


10.45 12.30 Session I: Traditional Values and Neo-Liberalism in Russian Law

Chair/Discussant: Associate Professor Marianna Muravyeva, University of Helsinki

Keshner, Maria - Kazan Federal University, Russian Federation

Can International Law Be Russian? "Protection" of Traditional Values and Legal Protectionism as a Basis of Modern Russian Foreign Policy


Mouliarova, Ekaterina - The Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russian Federation

The Illusion of Choice? Reform and Tradition in Russian Case Law


Ponomariov, Alexander - University of Passau, Germany

Traditional Values and Their Legal Protection in Russia:  the Impact of the Russian Orthodox Church on Federal Laws


Tolkachev, Dmitrii - Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation

Policy Evaluation of “Non-Traditional Sexual Relationships” Regulation

12.30 13.30  Lunch

13.30 15.15 Session II: Round Table: Legal Conservatism and “Non-Prohibitive Practice” in Human Genome Issues: Case of Russia

Moderator: TBA

Kalinichenko, Paul - Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Russian Federation

The Alpha and Omega of the Human Genome Regulatory Framework in Russia: From International and European Human Rights Standards to National Security Rules


Sorokina, Elizaveta - “Reznik, Gagarin & Partners” Law Firm, Moscow, Russian Federation

Morphological Freedom and Reproductive Technologies in Russia: Surrogacy and Designer Babies vs. Family Law


Kosilkin, Sergey - Advanced Legal Consulting LLC, Russian Federation

International Legal Regulation Principles for Genetic Research and Biobanking in Russian Federation Legislation


Kubyshkin, Aleksey-  Sancta Lex Law Office

Genom Research in the Field of Human Reproduction: Conflicts of Interests and Legal Regulation in Russia


Moskovkina, Elizaveta – Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation

Legislation on Genetic Passportization in Russia: Boon or Bane?


Ponomareva, Daria - Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Russian Federation

Patenting a Human Gene in the Russian Federation: The Victory of a Conservative Approach or Is There Hope?



15.15-15.45 – Coffee Break


15.45 17.15 Session III: Neoliberal Constitutionalism and Citizenship in Eurasia

Chair/Discussant: TBA

Bresky, Oleg - European Humanities University, Lithuania, Vilnius

The Meeting of Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship in Constitutional Law of Eastern Europe


Da, Lu - Wuhan University, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China

The New Developments of Constitutionality Review in China


17.30 20.00 Reception

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

09.00 11.00 Think Corner Breakfast Open Debate - Freedom of Peaceful Assembly: Supporting Legal Response with Data and Research

Special Venue: Think Corner – Fönster Stage (Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki)

Moderator: Platov, Artem - OVD-Info, Russian Federation

Discussant: Koroteev, Kirill - Agora, Moscow, Russian Federation

Shedov, Denis - Human Rights Center “Memorial”, OVD-Info, Russian Federation

Russian Regional Legislation on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly: Is It Orwellian Doublethink or Not?


Borovikova, Ekaterina - OVD-Info, Russian Federation

Government Data on Prosecutions for the Exercise of Freedom of Assembly: Problems and Limitations


Chernikova, Tatiana - Human Rights Center “Memorial”, Russian Federation

Freedom of assembly in Russia in the context of elaboration of the UN Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on Article 21 of the ICCPR


Durnovo, Grigory - OVD-Info, Russian Federation

Data on Arrests at Rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg from 2012 to 2019


Glushkova, Tatiana - Human Rights Center “Memorial”, Russian Federation

Freedom of Assembly in the Internet Era: Innovative Technologies, Innovative Restrictions


11.00 11.30   Coffee


11.30 13.15 Session V: Neoliberal Financial Regulation and Russian Law

Chair/Discussant: TBA

Gurkov, Alexander - University of Helsinki, Finland

Blockchain Based Alternatives for Corporate Governance


Michalevic, Alaksiej - International Collegium of Lawyers, Vilnius, Lithuania

The Banking System of the Russian Federation: From Economic Neoliberalism to State Monopoly


Sahling, Cornelia - RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation

The Role of Law and Financial Regulation in Maintaining Financial Stability in Russia


Vishnevskiy, Alexadner – HSE Moscow, Russian Federation

Neoliberalism & Traditionalism v. Interests of the Banking System – Neoliberalism & Traditionalism v. Interests of the Banking System – the Time for Changing of the Paradigm of Banking Regulation


13.15 14.15  Lunch


14.15 15.45   Session VI: Neoliberal Limitations and Legislation in Eastern Europe

Chair/Discussant: TBA

Marochkin, Sergey - University of Tyumen, Russian Federation

Political and Legal Responses to Short-Time Liberalization: the Russian Case


Flikke, Geir - University of Oslo, Norway

Authoritarian Policing: Extrajudicial Persecution and Intimidation in Russia


Damsa, Liviu - Birmingham City University, UK

Legislative Tradition Beating Law and the Pretences of Neoliberalism in Central Eastern Europe?


15.45 16.00   Coffee


16.00 17.45   Session VII: Property, Finances and Security: Legal Constraints

Chair/Discussant: TBA

Molodyko, Kirill- HSE Moscow, Russian Federation

Formation of the Financial Ombudsman Institution in Russia and CIS Countries


Malyaev, Vladimir - HSE, Russian Federation

FATCA and Common Reporting Standard: The End of the Era of Bank Secrecy


Tuzov, Andrei- Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation

Arrest of Property in Criminal Proceedings as a Manifestation of Disrespect for the Right of Ownership


Sorokin, Maksim, Memorial, Moscow

Tackling the Financing of Terrorism by Executive Action in Russia: An Incorporation of Disbalance between Liberty and Security?

17.45-18.00 – Closing



Contact Info: 
Bradley Reynolds
Project Planner
Aleksanteri Institute - University of Helsinki
(+358) 505560522