PhD Seminar: Russian Law and Human Rights
Fulbright scholar Jeffrey Kahn and Associate Professor Geir Flikke hold a PhD seminar focusing on the conditions for Russian human rights activists and the relationship of Russia to the European Courts.
Theme of the Seminar:
Law and legal processes are often underestimated in traditional area-studies approaches, and a more coherent focus on these issues brings new perspectives on hybrid regime governance and human rights activism. Russian human rights activists use international litigation more frequently as a strategy to direct attention at the conditions created by regime policies, whereas hybrid regime governance readily creates amendments and restrictions that run contrary to laws adopted at earlier stages.
Time & place: Oct. 26, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, conference room, 11th floor