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04.03.2013

Professional training for Russian correctional officers

  Senior officers of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, Perm Region, studied the experience of the United Kingdom in probation work. The final stage of the training course "Working with offenders in the community" took place in Perm from  25 to 28 February 2013 at the Training Centre for Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. The project aimed at the development of the probation service in Russia has been implemented by the St. Petersburg human rights organization "Citizens' Watch" in the frames of Bilateral Projects Programme funded by the UK Foreign Office, with the support of  Vladimir Lukin,  Ombudsman in the Russian Federation, Tatiana Margolina, Ombudswoman in Perm Region, and Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia at the federal and regional levels.  Trainers: Andrew Bernhardt and Keith Davies, UK. Trainees: 22 correctional officers and psychologists of Russian Federal Penitentiary Service.  


27.01.2012

European Standards in Civil and Criminal Proceedings

On 20-21st January Citizens' Watch held the first event of the bilateral project (Russia - the Netherlands), a two-day seminar "European Standards in Civil and Criminal Proceedings." The seminar was opened by Mr. Jennes de Mol, Consul-General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg.

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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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