Thursday 17 March 2022

Webinar on Russia and the Future of the Council of Europe

On 30 March, the School of Law at Middlesex University London will host a webinar on Russia and the future of the Council of Europe. 

Here is a brief abstract of the event and the list of speakers.

"It is now certain that the Russian Federation will either formally withdraw, or be expelled, from the Council of Europe following its aggression against Ukraine. What implications would Russia’s departure have for the Russian people, the Council of Europe itself, and the wider system of protection under the European Convention on Human Rights? Is there a risk of contagion to other problematic states, and what actions should states supportive of the Council of Europe’s values take now?

Chair: Dr Alice Donald, Associate Professor, School of Law, Middlesex University


Galina Arapova, Director and senior media lawyer of the NGO Mass Media Defence Centre (Russia)

Philip Leach, Professor of Human Rights Law, School of Law, Middlesex University and former Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre

Angelika Nußberger, Professor at Cologne University, member of the Venice Commission, and Judge elected in respect of Germany at the European Court of Human Rights (2011-19)

Pavlo Pushkar, Head of Division of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, Directorate-General for Human Rights and the Rule of Law of the Council of Europe."

For registration, click here.