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04.09.2014

Violence and Safety

On 3 September 2014, the anniversary of the tragic events in Beslan in 2004, activists of Citizens’ Watch ran a session on “Violence and Safety” with the pupils of secondary school 230 in St Petersburg.

28.08.2014

Hate speech in schools

On 27 August 2014, representatives of Citizens’ Watch discussed the subject of hate speech and a-social behaviour of teenagers with the teachers of college 384 in St. Petersburg.

17.06.2014

The Academy of Justice’s Discussion on the interaction of courts and journalists

On June 16th in the North-West Branch of the Russian Academy of Justice held a seminar on “Legislative Frameworks and Technological Cooperation between Courts with the Media and Journalists.” The seminar was attended by press secretaries and presidents of the court, citizens of Russia, journalists, third sector representatives (NGOs) and other experts.

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Events

22.02.2014

Study visit to London for defence lawyers

Study visit to London was organised from 16 to 21 February 2014 for a group of St Petersburg trainers and trainees of the course "Criminal defence of business activity: raising professional skills of defence lawyers".

14.11.2013

Training for defence lawyers in litigation skills. Session 2.

Session 2 of the training in litigation skills took place in the premises of Citizens' Watch from 11 to 13 November 2013.

22.09.2013

Training for defence lawyers in litigation skills. Session 1.

Session 1 of the training in litigation skills took place in the premises of Citizens' Watch from 17 to 22 September 2013.

22.03.2013

Profession of a defence lawyer in England and Wales. Lecture 2

The second lecture "Profession of a defence lawyer in England and Wales" took place at the Citizens' Watch premises on 22 March 2013. The project is funded by the British Consulate-General in St. Petersburg. Lecturer: Robert Brown, partner, Corker Binning, London.

01.03.2013

Training Course "Working with Offenders in the Community", Phase 1

The second phase of the training course was held in Perm from 25 to 28 February 2013. The training programme was organised for the staff of Perm Correctional Services to teach them key methods and techniques enabling them to provide supervision and social rehabilitation of offenders in community-based alternatives to prison.

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Publications

Skills of a defence lawyer (Russian and British experience)

"Skills of a defence lawyer" (Russian and British experience) is a collection of the training material that was published on completion of the project "Raising professional skills of defence lawyers in business crime cases".



Collection of project material "European Standards in Civil and Criminal Proceedings"

The edition of project material includes articles written by the participants of the bilateral Dutch-Russian project "European Standards in Civil and Criminal Proceedings". The project held in 2011-13 under the Matra programme included a series of seminars in St. Petersburg and an exchange of study visits of Dutch lawyers to St. Petersburg and Russian lawyers to the Hague.



Recommendations on the application of Article 8 of ECHR in the context of legal secrecy

The book contains articles on protection of client information written by the participants of the bilateral Dutch-Russian project "European Standards in Civil and Criminal Proceedings". The project held in 2011-13 under the Matra programme included a series of seminars in St. Petersburg and an exchange of study visits of Dutch lawyers to St. Petersburg and Russian lawyers to the Hague....



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