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The Discussion sessions "Counter-Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Regional Approaches"

28 September 2017
Discussion session

Event Description

International and Comparative Law Research Center together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation for the Russian Federation, Belarus and Moldova held on their platforms the Discussion sessions "Counter-Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Regional Approaches". Participants shared their experience, discussed issues of the legal regime of counter terrorism operations, regional approaches to combating terrorism and legal status of terrorists.

Opening ceremony and first session on Legal Regime of Counter-Terrorism Operations took place in the library of the Center. Guests were welcomed by opening speeches of Gauthier Lefèvre, Deputy Head of the Regional Delegation ICRC and Ekaterina Sorokovaya, General Director of the Center.

Participants of the first session:

  • Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov (Russia) – Moderator;
  • Kenneth Watkin (Canada);
  • Andrea Bianchi (Switzerland);
  • Uzeyir Mammadov (Russia);
  • Vladimir Bulatov (Russia).

The second session on Regional Approaches to Combating Terrorism was also held at the Center. The participants:

  • Irina Kobrinskaya (Russia) – Moderator;
  • Martin A. Ewi (Republic of South Africa);
  • Yan St-Pierre (France);
  • Emiliano Buis (Argentina);
  • Leonid Isaev (Russia);
  • Petr Koronevsky (Belarus).

The third session on Terrorists as actors in contemporary Armed Conflicts: Status, Protection and Responsibility, was held in Humanitarium of ICRC. In this session took part:

  • Vera Rusinova (Russia) – Moderator;
  • Natalia Sokolova (Russia);
  • Sergey Golubok (Russia);
  • Yuval Ginbar (UK);
  • Marс Maurer (Switzerland).

Presentations were made by

Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov (Russia)
Vice-President of the Russian Association of International Law, Judge (retired) of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda – Moderator
Kenneth Watkin (Canada)
Brigadier-General, Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces(retired), QC
Andrea Bianchi (Switzerland)
Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Uzeyir Mammadov (Russia)
PhD In Law, Associate Professor, Kazan Federal University
Vladimir Bulatov (Russia)
President of the Interregional Public Organization of Veterans of Special Purpose Units "Avangard", Major General (retired)
Irina Kobrinskaya (Russia)
Head of Centre for Situational Analysis, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences – Moderator
Martin A. Ewi (Republic of South Africa)
Senior Researcher, International Crime in Africa Programme, Institute for security studies
Yan St-Pierre (France)
CEO, Counter-Terrorism Advisor, The Modern Security Consulting Group MOSECON GmbH
Emiliano Buis (Argentina)
Tenured Adjunct Professor in International Law, University of Buenos Aires
Leonid Isaev (Russia)
PhD in political science, Vice-Head of the Laboratory for Monitoring the Risks of Socio-Political Destabilization, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Petr Koronevsky (Belarus)
Chief of Directorate for Countering Threats and Challenges, Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization
Vera Rusinova (Russia)
Doctor of Law, Professor, Faculty of Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics – Moderator
Natalia Sokolova (Russia)
Acting head of the International Law Department, the Head of the Scientific Activities Management department at the Kutafin Moscow State Law University
Sergey Golubok (Russia)
Attorney, Partner, Double Bridge Law, Member of the Council of St. Petersburg Bar Association
Yuval Ginbar (UK)
Legal Advisor, Amnesty International
Marс Maurer (Switzerland)
Protection Coordinator, ICRC Regional Delegation for the Russian Federation, Belarus and Moldova

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