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In the situation when many governments have imposed an isolation regime, closed state borders and suspended activities of a number of important economic sectors, human rights topic is high on the global agenda. The restriction of human rights in the context of international law will be the subject of discussion at one of the key sessions of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum - "Human Rights under Quarantine", organized with the participation of the Council of Europe.
Annually St. Petersburg International Legal Forum is paying specific attention to legal aspects of cultural sphere regulation. There are no changes in this tradition even during the special forum: State Hermitage Museum is going to conduct a special session dedicated to the work of cultural institutions.
Council of Europe has supported the initiative to hold special online SPBILF, dedicated to legal aspects of the pandemic and its consequences. Council’s leaders, including the Secretary General of the organization, Marija Pejčinović Burić, will participate in virtual sessions of the Forum.
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum will take place on May 19-23, 2020.
The IX St. Petersburg International Legal Forum discussed issues of selling medicines via Internet, electronic prescriptions, intersubstitutability of medicines, medicines circulation and GMP certificates.
Do judicial authorities remain politically neutral when considering various legal matters, strictly basing their decisions on the law? Russian and foreign experts discussed justiciability and the ‘Political Question’ Doctrine at SPBILF.
The IX St. Petersburg Legal Forum held the discussion on disputes related to violations of rights and the issues of compulsory licensing in pharmaceutics.
The new Law on Syndicated Loans has been discussed during the 9th St Petersburg International Legal Forum. The panel was held in a battle-like format, with two teams discussing if the lenders’ rights should be enforced jointly or separately, should the borrower default on a loan.
In Russia, an attempt is taken to create a simplified scheme of insolvency of individuals. But the draft law got «stuck» in numerous governmental agencies at the stage of negotiation. The participants of the discussion session «Consumer Insolvency» at the III International Insolvency Forum talked about whether it is possible to work out a procedure that would be simple and at the same time would not lead to insolvency extremism.