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.
“Citizens Watch” took part in the NGO Open-Door Week, held in St. Petersburg from the 5th to the 11th of June. Meetings were held on the topics of human rights education, public scrutiny, and a legal lecture on interacting with police and officials.
On June 6th the Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg hosted a long-awaited seminar on “Free Legal Aid in Finland and Russia.” These were the first talks held on the subject in the past three years. It was attended by the representative of the Finish Ministry of Justice, the Head of State of Finland’s largest law office, Russian and Finnish advocates, lawyers, directors of lawyer chambers in the St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, experts and representatives from NGOs in St. Petersburg.
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".
Session 2 of the training in litigation skills took place in the premises of Citizens' Watch from 11 to 13 November 2013.
Session 1 of the training in litigation skills took place in the premises of Citizens' Watch from 17 to 22 September 2013.
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.
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.