Kutafin Moscow State University (MSAL)                        Russian Academy of Justice                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law                        ART DE LEX Law Firm                University of Cambridge Centre for Public Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Association of Judicial Independence and

World Peace International Project on Judicial independence

 

International Conference on Judicial Independence as Essential Foundation of Justice and Peace

Moscow, 30 May - 1 June 2014

 

 

   From 29 May to 1 June 2014, the International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace will hold the Conference in Moscow. As organizers of the Conference are Moscow State University of Law by the name O.E. Kutafin (MSAL), Russian Academy of Justice (RAJ), University of Cambridge Centre of Public Law  (UK), Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of law ,Sacher institute (Israel) and Russian law firm ART DE LEX.

The theme of the Conference is “The Judicial Independence as Essential Foundation of Justice and Peace”.

 

 

 

Program:

 

Thursday 29 May 2014

Arrival

Pre conference social event

 

Friday 30 May 2014

8:30am – 9:00am: Registration & Get together

 

9:00am – 10:30am: Opening Session

Chair: Dmitry Magonya, Managing Partner for ART DE LEX Law Firm, Moscow

Opening Remarks and Greetings

 

  • Professor Irina Reshetnikova, Urals State Law Academy, President of the Federal Arbitrazh Court of Urals Region, Conference Co-Chair

  • Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace, Conference Co-Chair

  • Professor Vladimir Sinyukov, Prorector, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)

  • Professor Valentin Ershov, Rector, Russian Academy of Justice, Moscow

  • Professor Christopher Forsyth, Director, Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge, UK, with videoreference

  • Dr Sophie Turenne, Murray Edwards College and Faculty of Law,University of Cambridge, UK

 

10:30am – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:30pm: Session 2: Judicial Independence as a Central Foundation of Culture of Peace

Chair: Professor Dmitry Maleshin, Moscow State University

 

  • Introduction of the keynote speaker: Professor Vladimir Sinyukov, Prorector, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)

  • Keynote speaker: Professor Veniamin Yakovlev, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Retired Chairman of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation

  • Professor Valentin Ershov, Rector, Russian Academy of Justice – Legal Clarity as One of the Main Guarantees of Judicial Independence

  • Professor Ekaterina Shugrina, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) – Judicial Independence as a Guarantee of Local Government in the Russian Federation

  • Dmitry Magonya, Managing Partner, ART DE LEX Law Firm – Access to Justice for Socially Vulnerable Groups and Judicial Independence

  • Professor Marina Rozhkova, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) – Judicial Independence as a Guarantee of Unprejudiced Enforcement of Law

  • Professor Sergey Nikitin, Russian Academy of Justice – Conflict of Interests as an Obstacle for Nomination of Judges

  • Vote of thanks: Dmitry Magonya, Managing Partner, ART DE LEX Law Firm, Moscow

 

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm: Session 3: Strengthening Individual Independence of judges and Institutional Independence of the Judiciary

Chair: Professor David Casson, Former Honorary Secretary, Society of Public Teachers of Law, UK, Former Judge, Immigration Appeal Tribunal, UK.

 

  • Sir Louis Blom Cooper QC, Bencher of the Middle Temple; Deputy High Court Judge London, England – Judges in public inquiries redivivus (translated, ‘renewed’) or Horses for Courses

  • Dato Dr. Cy Das, Past President Bar Association of Malaysia – Retiring Judge and Judicial Independence

  • Professor H.P. Lee, Monash University, Faculty of Law – Judicial Independence and Judicial Creativity: The Implied Rights Doctrine in Australia

  • Professor Giuseppe Franco Ferrari, University of Bocconi, Milan – Judicial Independence: Italian Perspectives

  • Sergey Mikhailov, Candidate of Law Science, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) – The Special Knowledge as a Guarantee of Judicial Independence of the Judges of Intellectual Property Court

  • Professor Vladimir Yarkov, Urals State Law Academy – video conference – Optimization of Civil Procedure and Independence of Judges

 

  • Comments:

Professor Chandra De Silva, Vice Provost, Old Dominion University, Virginia

 

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Break

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Session 4: The Impact of Transnational Jurisprudence on Judicial Independence

Chair: Professor Daniel Thuerer, University of Zurich, Vice President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace

 

  • Professor Wayne McCormack, University of Utah – Judicial Gaps in International Criminal Law Enforcement

  • Professor Yitzhak Hadari, University of Tel Aviv and Natanya College of Law – Resolving International Tax Conflicts

  • Mr. Gian Andrea Danuser, Senior Advocate, Zurich, General Secretary, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace

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  • Dr. Sophie Turenne, University of Cambridge, UK – Judicial independence and accountability: two sides of the same coin?

  • Vladimir Zhbankov, Candidate of Law Science, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) – Role of Judicial System of the EU in the Establishment of the Supremacy of Law Doctrine

 

  • Comments:

Professor Amos Shapira, Dean, School of Law, Carmel Academic Center, Israel

 

Evening: Official Conference Dinner

 

Saturday 31 May 2014

9:00am – 10:30am: Session 5: Judicial Independence, Rule of Law, Justice and Peace

Chair: Mr. Richard Barton, Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch Law Firm, San Diego, USA

 

  • Professor Graham Zellick, CBE QC, President of the Valuation Tribunal for England, former Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of London and Dean of the Faculty of Laws of Queen Mary, University of London – The Challenges of the independence of the Administrative Justice

  • Professor Liu Hao, China – Analysis of Recent Development in Mainland China

  • Professor Sean McConville Queen Mary College – The Legalisation of Illegality: Acts of Indemnity

  • Artur Zurabyan, Candidate of Law Science, Head Dispute resolution and Mediation practice, ART DE LEX Law Firm – Correlation between the right to appeal decisions of the lower courts and the principle of judicial independence

 

10:30am – 11:30am: Break

11:00am – 12:30pm: Session 6: Continuing discussion of Mount Scopus International Standards of Judicial Independence

Chair: TBD

 

  • Professor Andrew Le Sueur, University of Essex UK – The Legal Profession and Judicial Independence

  • Professor Jennifer Temkin, LLD, AcSS, Professor of Law at City University, London, a Bencher of the Middle Temple and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences – The Role of the Bar and the Legal Profession in Maintaining the Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary

  • Professor Nikolay Petukhov, Russian Academy of Justice – Role of Judicial Community in the Formation of An Independent Court System

  • Professor Artem Chetverikov, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) – Guarantees of Independence of Judicial Authorities of International Unit of Modern States: Comparative Aspects

  • Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace – Developing Universal Judicial Code of Ethics

  • Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace – Online Justice or Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

 

Concluding remarks:

  • Professor Marcel Storme, University of Ghent, Honorary President, International Association of Procedural Law

  • Professor Irina Reshetnikova, Urals State Law Academy, President of the Federal Arbitrazh Court of Urals Region

  • Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace

 

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch

Afternoon: Moscow Tour

Evening: Social Event

 

Sunday Evening 1 June 2014

 

Departure to St Petersburg.

The Second Part of Conference will convene in St. Petersburg, June 2-4, including visits of The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, along with historical tours and social events. Return to Moscow June 5th.

 

During the visit to The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation conference participants had the opportunity to meet in St. Petersburg with three Justices of The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation; Olga S. Khakhryakova (Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation), Larisa O. Krasavchikava (Judge) and Mikhail I. Kleandrov (Judge).

 

Co Chairs

Professor Irina Reshetnikova, Urals State Law Academy, President of the Federal Arbitrazh Court of Urals Region

Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace

 

Organizing Committee

Dmitry Magonya, Managing Partner, ART DE LEX Law Firm, Moscow, Chair

Prof. Victor Blazheev, Rector, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)

Professor Sergey V. Nikitin, Vice Rector, Russian Academy of Justice, Moscow,

Professor Dmitry Maleshin, Moscow State University

Professor Shimon Shetreet, Greenblatt Professor of Public and International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, President, International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace