Kutafin Moscow State Law 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

 

Announcement: The Conference of the International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace

 

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”.

 

Such recognized world-class scholars as Prof. Shimon Shetreet (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Dr. Sophie Turenne (University of Cambridge), Prof. Christopher Forsyth (Director of the Centre for public law, University of Cambridge), Sir Louis Blom cooper QC , Prof. Marcel Storme (University of Ghent), Prof. Irina Reshetnikova (professor of Ural State Law Academy, Chair of the Federal Arbitrazh Court of the Ural District), Prof. Vladimir Yarkov (Ural State Law Academy), Prof. Viktor Blazheev (Rector of MSAL), Prof. Valentin Ershov (Rector of RAJ), Prof. Sergey Nikitin (Deputy Rector of RAJ), Prof. Dmitry Maleshin (Lomonosov Moscow State University) will participate in the Conference as speakers. The Conference will also be attended by representatives of leading universities in the USA, Europe, Asia, the UK, Australia and many other countries.

 

The official program and debate section within the Conference will be provided by  Moscow State University of Law by the name of O.E. Kutafin (MSAL). Also, the hosting organizers of the Conference scheduled a  visit to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation in St.Petersburg for its participants.

 

The Organizing Committee for the Conference is headed by Dmitry Magonya, Managing Partner for ART DE LEX Law Firm.

 

The International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace was founded in 1982 and is one of the most reputed international organizations, which unites practising lawyers, competent experts in law and incumbent judges around the world. The work of the Association is focused on drafting international standards of judicial independence, supporting culture of peace in all states, promoting the ideals of peace, democracy, freedom and liberty by strengthening and maintaining judicial independence in all its aspects. The Association participated in drafting a number of international documents which are now recognized and applicable in many jurisdictions of the world (Minimum Code of Judicial Independence (in cooperation with the International Bar Association, New Delhi, 1982), Montreal Declaration on the Independence of Justice (Montreal, 1983). The Association‘s outstanding contribution to the advancement of law was evidenced by the Candidacy of the Association for Nobel peace prize in 2013. The Association was honored with the right to claim such prize for conducting the International Project on Judicial Independence, which is  the result of its 30 years of effort.

 

About the organizers:

 

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among Israeli universities.

The MSAL has been specified as a model of an institution of higher education in the region and wider. Since its foundation the Academy has grown to become the University it is today, educating around 17,000 students; delivering courses that provide deep knowledge of the subject matters and relevant practical skills; making efforts to improve the law and legal institutions through teaching, research, and other forms of public service.

 

The RAJ was established in 1998 pursuant to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation and the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation specifically for the purpose of training and skill upgrade of judges and staff of the judicial system. The founder’s powers and authority were given to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation.

 

ART DE LEX Law Firm since its foundation in 2005 has been proactively involved in collaborating with professional law associations. Promotion of jurisprudence inevitably leads to the social development and enables to reach high occupational standards in law enforcement practice. These principles are also the Association’s fundamental for cooperation with practicing lawyers.

 

Pavel Krasheninnikov the chairman of the Committee on civil, criminal, arbitration and procedural legislation of the State Duma of the Russian Federation gave a welcome speech.

 

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 video conference  

 

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   convened in St. Petersburg, June 2-4, and included a visit of The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, along with historical tours and social events.  

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; Justice  Olga S. Khakhryakova ,Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, Justice Larisa O. Krasavchikava   and Justice  Mikhail I. Kleandrov,  Judges in the Court.

 

Conference Venue: Moscow State University of Law

Address: 9 Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Street, Moscow, Russia, 123995

Hotel : Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel

Address: 26/1 Tverskaya Street, Moscow, Russia, 125009

Tel +7 495 937 0000

 

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