On 24 February 2023, Liverpool Law School is organizing a hybrid workshop entitled ''Russia and the Council of Europe: A Troubled Membership and Its Legacy''. Ed Bates, Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Andrew Forde and Isabella Risini will be the speakers at the event.
Here is a brief description of the event:
''On 24 February 2022, Russia commenced its military aggression against Ukraine. A year later we will discuss the consequences of this catastrophic event focusing on the Russian membership in the Council of Europe. Russia was a member of the Council of Europe (CoE), and a Contracting Party to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) for 26 years. On 16 March 2022, it became the first country to be expelled from the CoE, a consequence of which was its exit from the ECHR, six months later. The ramifications for the CoE and ECHR are hard to overestimate. In this workshop we will overview the difficult relations between Russia and the CoE.''