The third session will present an international and comparative law perspective on the Russian Revolution, exploring a wider time frame than just 1917. Did Russian lawyers contribute to the development of the international law? Who was Fyodor Fyodorovich Martens? How did the Soviet Union contribute to the UN Charter and the universal human rights? Did the 1917 Revolution in Russia influence other Nordic countries – and if so, how?
We discuss this in light of two examples, namely Finland and Latvia.
Each session envisages discussion and questions; and a brief commentary by Professor William E Butler.