On 24 November Nizhny Novgorod Regional Court hosted an international roundtable discussion on topical issues of criminal proceedings in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. The event was organized by the Council of Europe project "HELP in the Russian Federation" in partnership with the Privolzhsky Branch of the Russian State University of Justice and Nizhny Novgorod Regional Court.
The roundtable was opened by Vladimir Polukhin, Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Court, Yuliya Zhuravleva, Director of the Privolzhsky Branch of the Russian State University of Justice, and Ekaterina Gorbatova, Head of Unit of the European Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
On the part of the Council of Europe the following representatives of the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law participated in the opening of the event: Lilja Gretarsdottir, Head of the Cooperation Programme Division; Eva Pastrana, Head of the Division of Justice and Human Rights Training, and Sergey Dickman, Head of Unit for Cooperation with the Russian Federation.
The roundtable was attended by judges and staff of the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Court, the Fourth Court of Appeal of General Jurisdiction, St. Petersburg City Court, district courts of Nizhny Novgorod, professors from the Privolzhsky branch and other branches of the RSUJ, as well as experts from the Council of Europe.
On 25 November the HELP course on " Reasoning of Judgments" was launched at the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Court.It is expected that this course will soon be available on the HELP platform in Russian for self-study.