Friday, May 17
11:00 - 12:30
Hall #5, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)
Globalization is an objective process that is rife with contradictions. On the one hand, globalization’s economic, cultural and intellectual benefits are numerous, well-known and incontestable. On the other hand, it is fraught with countless risks and challenges for the staid modes of existence, the traditional worldview and the institutional organization of society. It came as no surprise when the President of the Russian Federation, in his decree No. 683 of 31 December 2015, noted that the emergence of a new polycentric world order is accompanied by a rise in global and regional instability.
Tensions increase in consequence of the global developmental disparities, the deepening gap between rich and poor nations, and mounting rivalry over natural resources, market access, and control over transportation arteries. International rivalry increasingly engages the values and models of societal development, and the human, scientific and technological potential of nations. Law is also involved in these social macro-trends. The national legal systems become increasingly integrated into a uniform transnational system of legal norms and institutions. With growing frequency, the precepts of international legal instruments take on direct effect within national justice systems, while domestic regulations acquire transnational clout.
The regulations issued by international organizations (OECD and others), the precepts of the corporate law of transnational economic players, the supranational economic and financial operating regulations of states, macroeconomic institutions and international alliances begin to play a more prominent role. In the light of the aforesaid remarks, it appears imperative that the current vectors of political and legal development be addressed from the perspectives of philosophy, social science and psychology. In the long run, this may bring about improvements in the juridical doctrine and practice of law.
Director, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences
Of Counsel at Dentons LLP, Former President of the Brooklyn Law School
President, Association of law schools
Judge, Сonstitutional Court of the Russian Federation
Chief Researcher, Institute of State and Law of The Russian Academy of Sciences
Judge, Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation
Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Senior research fellow, Institute of State and law of the Russian Academy of Sciences
* The Programme may be subject to change
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