The Moscow conference event celebrating 70 years of German and 25 years of Russian membership of the Council of Europe organized by the German Embassy in Russia and the Council of Europe Programme Office in Russia on the occasion of the end of the German Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers was held online on 12 May 2021.
Participants were welcomed by Dr. Géza Andreas von Geyr, German Ambassador to Russia, Mr. Petr Sich, Head of the Programme Office of the Council of Europe in the Russian Federation.
Opening remarks were made Mr. Michael Roth, Minister of State, on behalf of the German Chairmanship and Mrs. Verena Taylor, Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes on behalf of the Council of Europe.
The first panel of the conference on “the European Court on Human Rights and its role in strengthening the judiciary and legal system of the Council of Europe member states”, moderated by Mr. Petr Sich, took place with the following panelists: Mr. Axel Schäfer, member of the German Bundestag, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; Prof. Dr. Dmitry Dedov, Judge in respect of Russia of the European Court of Human Rights; Prof. Dr. Mikhail Fedotov, Former Chairman of the Presidential Council for Development of Civil Society and Human Rights and Prof. Dr. Angelika Nussberger, former German Judge of the European Court of Human Rights.
In the second panel on “Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities, risks, need for regulation“, moderated by Mr. Peer Teschendorf, Head of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Moscow Office, participated: Prof. Dr. Christian Kastrop, Secretary of State, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany; Dr. Andreas Nick, member of the German Bundestag, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; Mrs. Svetlana Lomonosova, Director, Expert Center “Solutions and Technology”, SAP and Mr. Yuri Tsvetkov, expert on questions of international regulation of AI, Skoltech.
The closing remarks were made by Mr. Petr Sich and Ambassador Dr. Géza Andreas von Geyr.