The acceptance of values expressed in the European Convention on Human Rights in Russia: a lawyer’s view

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor, IRES Library
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  • Organiser: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES)
  • Contact person: Jevgenija Gehsbarga
  • Phone: 018 471 1630
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Twenty years since the first judgment of the European Court of Human Rights against Russia both the European system of human rights protection and Russian legal and political environments have undergone massive changes. Rights-based approach has shifted perceptions of many ordinary Russians regarding the functioning of the country's penitentiary system, acceptance of the death penalty, and in many other significant areas. More than any other factor, raising awareness of one's legal rights and entitlements might inform processes of constructive change in the future.


Sergey Golubok (PhD) is a Russian practicing lawyer with experience of litigating cases before the Constitutional and Supreme Courts of the Russian Federation, as well as before the European Court of Human Rights. Sergei graduated from the St. Petersburg State University Law School with distinction. He was awarded LL.M. in International Human Rights Law by the University of Essex and Ph.D. in International Law and European Law by the St. Petersburg State University. He was a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) in Cambridge in 2018. He is a regular commentator in Russian press and broadcast media. Sergey received a prize for outstanding human rights litigation from Moscow Helsinki Group in 2017. He is a Senior Expert for Netherlands Helsinki Group and member of the Human Rights Committee of the European Criminal Bar Association.