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11.04.2020
Assistant Professor in Commercial Law of the University of Nottingham (Great Britain) Orsolya Toth, while speaking at the session “Education without a Break: Studying in Isolation” at SPILF 91/2, outlined several challenges that university lecturers face in the transition to distance learning.
11.04.2020
What may be rendered force majeure and may the COVID-19 pandemic be treated this way? These and other questions were discussed at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum by international and domestic experts.
11.04.2020
The pandemic has gravely affected the operation of courts, as they had to work literally behind closed doors and hastily switch to online channels. Russia has already held its maiden session via a messenger, but the restructuring has been painful for the whole judicial system. That’s why it has become the main topic for a LF 9 ½ session, dedicated to Remedies During Pandemic.
11.04.2020
How should antitrust regulation be transformed in the age of the pandemic? What new challenges do antitrust agencies face and what new practices do both Russian and international regulators already apply? These and other questions were discussed by experts at St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 9 ½.
10.04.2020
A shift to remote working has exerted its influence on many fields of labour market and has put a number of complicated points before both Russian and foreign companies. It is, first of all, about continuous work organization, information security and employees’ comfort. These issues have been discussed at the session ‘Remote Working: Challenges and Solutions for Employers, Employees and Professionals’ of St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 9 ½.
10.04.2020
Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova speaking at SPBLF 9 ½ stated that during the struggle against COVID-19 one should remain mindful of providing legal support to culture and, most importantly, in the domain of copyright protection.
10.04.2020
The St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 9 ½ has discussed the controversy of human rights restriction amid pandemic. The speakers have paid a special attention to the rights of the most vulnerable social groups and fake news.
10.04.2020
The measures to be introduced by countries for overcoming COVID-19 and the international strategy in the event of potential future crises were discussed at the Open Meeting of the Ministers of Justice "Public Administration and Legislation during Pandemic" under St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 91/2: The Rule of Corona.
10.04.2020
Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, speaking at the Plenary Session of SPBILF 9 ½ made a point that in the face of the pandemic European nations must first and foremost provide their citizens with a right to equitable access to medical care.
10.04.2020
Dmitry Medvedev stated at the Plenary Session of SPBILF 9 ½ that in the context of isolation and fight against the COVID-19 pandemic communication and best practices exchanges between legal professionals from worldwide cannot be interrupted. The Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation emphasised it is at this juncture that all the matters determining the future of the economy, society, state and law per se must be resolved.