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27.09.2014

Final conference: Legal assistance for vulnerable groups provided by NGOs

On the 26th of September, Citizens Watch and the Institute of Law named after Prince P.G. Oldenburgsky hosted a conference “The potential of non-governmental organisations in providing free legal assistance to vulnerable groups“ in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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.

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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.

06.06.2014

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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