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22.05.2021
This year the Forum was held in the online format as a unique four-day tele-marathon: the events of the SPBILF business programme were broadcast simultaneously on four channels; over 80 sessions, round tables, and presentations were broadcast live.
22.05.2021
During the session “International Environmental Law: Overview and Perspectives” organized with support of the Trianon dialogue, experts discussed the advantages and disadvantages of existing environmental law instruments and shared opinions about what initiatives in the field of environmental protection should be expected
21.05.2021
At the “Russia and the Council of Europe: 25 years of Pan-European Legal Space” session, leading experts on international law discussed the key milestones in the interaction between Russia and the legal institutions of Europe and how actively the Russian Federation participates in development of international legal standards.
21.05.2021
At the SPBILF 9 ¾ session “Vaccination Against COVID-19: Rights, Obligations and Legal Implications”, experts discussed whether to introduce compulsory vaccination, how to ensure equal access to vaccines, and whether introduction of Covid passports is feasible.
21.05.2021
What the future holds for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), whether they can help regulate the art market, and what NFTs mean for intellectual property law – these questions were discussed at the “Prospects for Regulating the NFT Market” session at SPBILF 9¾.
21.05.2021
At SPBILF 9¾, experts discussed what experience has been gained by international museums in the digital environment, whether everything in the cultural sphere will return to normal after COVID restrictions are lifted, and how museums can protect copyright in the digital space.
19.05.2021
Only international solidarity will make it possible to confront the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Konstantin Chuychenko, Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, at the SPBILF 9¾ plenary session. He noted that one of the mechanisms to control the disease and its consequences could be the Universal Convention on Combating Global Health Challenges.
19.05.2021
Repressive tools may prove counterproductive when doing COVID-19 vaccination of the population. This opinion was expressed by Hendrik Daems, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
19.05.2021
At the plenary session of SPBILF, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev stressed that the legal field has successfully passed the test of the pandemic.
19.05.2021
At the plenary session of SPBILF, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev highlighted the need to regulate relations in the sphere of vaccination against new infections at the international level. In his opinion, lawyers will have to find answers to several questions at the same time.