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"Perspectives on Russian law as it stands today " symposium co-organized by IRDEIC-CEEC and IDP

on the May 25, 2018

Guy Isaac Lecture hall

In September 2017, Toulouse 1 Capitole University inaugurated a double law degree with the Moscow-based Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. The degree is offered through the European School of Law and is unique in France.

To celebrate the establishment of the double degree, a symposium entitled ‘Perspectives on Russian law as it stands today’ was organised by the course coordinator of the degree programme, Estelle Fohrer-Dedeurwaerder (IRDEIC lecturer) and a Russian PhD candidate enrolled at Toulouse 1 Capitole University (IDP), Irina Nainodina.

This event took place in partnership with the Comparative Legislation Society (SLC), which was founded in 1869.

Since the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991, its successor, the Russian Federation, had implemented a liberal system of political pluralism, private property and free markets. The switch from a socialist system to a liberal one had provoked many transformations in all branches of the law and continues to do so today.

The purpose of this symposium was to show that, beyond the political difficulties between France (and Europe) and Russia, Russian law had caught up on European advances (European Union and the European Convention of Human Rights) to build its own tradition and infrastructure.

The symposium sought to present the originality of Russian law compared to European laws and reflect on the existing dialogue between Russian and European laws.


The event was organised into 4 round table discussions and 2 speeches in Russian which were simultaneously interpreted:
Speech by Professor Pavel Birukov
Speech by Professor Oksana Petyukova

Videos of the event


Estelle Fohrer-Dedeurwaerder, lecturer in private law at the IRDEIC, Toulouse Capitole University
Irina Nainodina,
Russian PhD student at IDP, Toulouse Capitole University


Updated on December 18, 2019