On 29 October (Monday) - 2 November (Friday) Prof. Lauri Mälksoo from the University of Tartu, a member of the executive board of the European Society of International Law, will deliver at the Faculty of Law the optional course "International Law and Human Rights: A Russian Comparative Perspective". The course consists of 1,5 hours per day; 5 lectures altogether; it will start at 15:00 from Monday-Thursday and at 12:00 on Friday 2.11. The course covers 5 topics on which Prof. Mälksoo have published himself internationally: 1) The Exchange of Russia and Europe in the History of International Law, 2) Russia in the European Human Rights Protection System (General Issues and Tendencies), 3) Russia in Strasbourg (Cast Study: Kononov v Latvia), 4) Russia in Strasbourg (Case Study: Markin v Russia), 5) Human Rights Views of Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church. To all topics, Prof. Mälksoo will also send to the participants brief reading materials beforehand.
Participants will get certificates of attendance in the end.
The study materials will be sent to all registered students. As an example, Prof. Mälksoo sends an article of that would be the reading material for the Markin class (it will be published in the American Journal of International Law in October 2012).