Russian-Finnish Doctoral Conference ‘Current Legal Scholarship in Russia and Finland’

Russian-Finnish Doctoral Conference ‘Current Legal Scholarship in Russia and Finland’

On April 10-11, 2017 the Russian-Finnish conference for doctoral students ‘Current Legal Scholarship in Russia and Finland’ was held at HSE Faculty of Law. Doctoral students and professors from HSE and the University of Helsinki took part in the event.

Vladislav Starzhenetsky, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law, Svetlana Maslennikova, Academic Director of the Graduate School of Law, Marianna Muravyeva, Professor at the Department of Theory of Law and Comparative Law, Professors Paivi Korpisaari and Pia Letto-Vanamo  from the University of Helsinki participated in the conference. The HSE Doctoral programme in law was presented during the event.

At the conference Russian and Finnish doctoral students presented the reports on their theses and research. The researchers looked at the economic analysis of law and the issues of  biodiversity regulation, analysed the role of the judicial council in the relations between Saint Petersburg and Helsinki in 1917, the motivation of judgements on the violation of exclusive rights, and also highlighted the investment risks.

Doctoral students analysed the problems of mediation in the framework of criminal proceedings, the affiliation of arbitrators, illegal content blocking of websites, and the modernization of public property institutions. They also covered the issue of contract support and the principle of territoriality of well-known trademarks in the United States.

The researchers also discussed the issues of counter-terrorism and ethnic conflicts. The report ‘Countermeasures of the Non-Injured States and International Organizations: Lessons Learned from Africa’ by A. Smagulova caused great interest among our Finnish colleagues.

The sessions were moderated by Professor Pia Letto-Vanamo and Professor Muravyeva.