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26.11.2014

Court reporting in Russia and Europe

On December 1st 2014, a seminar “Court Reporting in Russia and Europe” will be held in Saint Petersburg. Journalists and lawyers will be invited to take part in the event, which is organized by the human rights organization Citizens’ Watch and the Guild of Court Reporters.

11.11.2014

School of Court Reporting opens in St Petersburg

On 7 – 8 November, Saint Petersburg was host to the first seminar of the School of Judiciary Journalism, organized by Citizens’ Watch and the Guild of Court Reporters. Leading figures and experts at the event included Executive Director of the Guild, Sergei Chizhkov ; journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the news agency «Судебные Решения.РФ» (courtdecisions.rf), Pavel Netupskiy ; Professor of Criminal Law at Saint Petersburg State University and retired Chairman of the Saint Petersburg City Court, Vladimir Poludnyakov ; and spokeswoman and assistant to the chairman of the Pushkin District Court of Saint Petersburg, Daria Lebedeva . Participants included journalists from the cities of Saint Petersburg, Pskov, Petrozavodsk, Murmansk, Arkhangels, Vologda, and Kaliningrad.

25.10.2014

Commemoration Day in honour of the Victims of Political Repression

On the 30th of October, victims of repression during the Soviet era will be remembered and honoured all over Russia as part of Commemoration Day.

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Events

11.09.2014

Workshop «Approaches to evaluating the quality of legal aid for vulnerable groups»

The second workshop for NGOs providing legal aid to vulnerable groups took place on 11 – 12 September 2014 in the premises of Citizens’ Watch and was run by mediators Larisa Karpenko and Olga Leontieva.

18.08.2014

Workshop “Specifics of working with vulnerable groups. Practical skills in conflict resolution and effective communication”

The workshop took place on 18 – 19 August 2014 in the premises of Citizens’ Watch. Mediators Larisa Karpenko and Olga Leontyeva were invited to run the training for NGOs working with vulnerable groups.

17.06.2014

Seminar “Interaction between courts and mass media: legislation and practice”

On 16 June 2014 the seminar “Interaction between courts and mass media: legislation and practice” was held at the Northwest Department of Russian Academy of Justice. The seminar was attended by chairing judges and press-secretaries of courts from various Russian regions, journalists, NGOs and other experts.

29.04.2014

Round Table “Practice of NGOs providing legal aid to the public”

On 29 April 2014, a round table was held to discuss the experiences of NGOs in providing legal assistance to the public. Researchers, NGO workers, experts in legal aid and a representative of the Ombudsman’s Office for St Petersburg took part in the discussion.

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".

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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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