Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia: Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power

Speakers:Professor Bill Bowring andVladimir Pastukhov

Professor Bill Bowring, Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London, discusses Russia’s vividly ideological engagement with law and rights with Vladimir Pastukhov, Fellow at St Anthony’s College, Oxford and Advisor to the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.

What was the role of the Scottish Enlightenment in the origins of law as an academic discipline in Russia? How do we really view the Great Reforms of the 1860s? How can the work of the Soviet legal theorist Yevgeny Pashukanis cast a different light on the Soviet Union’s conflicted attitude to human rights? How does the ‘sovereignty and Eurasianism’ ideology of Russia under Putin echo the Messianism of the past? Come and grapple with big ideas and the historical sweep of Russia’s view of law.

tl_files/images/events/2013/July/bill in bremen.jpg Professor Bill Bowring is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London where he teaches Human Rights, Public International Law and Minority Rights. He previously taught at the University of East London, Essex University, the University of North London, and London Metropolitan University. Read more...
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tl_files/images/events/2013/July/Pastuhov V 121.jpg hhh Vladimir Pastukhov is a Fellow of St Anthony’s College Oxford and Advisor to the Chair of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. He is a member of the International Bar Association, Professor of Corporate Law at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and Member of the Russian Academy of Humanitarian Sciences. Read more...

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