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We are delighted that Yulia Khalikova has agreed to present a talk by way of the Zoom video-conferencing facility. We are inviting members, their guests and non-members to book for this Zoom talks in the same way they book physical talks. Those who book will receive an email from our Hon Secretary, Henry Pares, with a link to the Zoom event, one or two days before the talk, inviting them to take part by clicking on the link.  The talk costs £5 per household booking. If you would like to use a credit from a cancelled talk from the previous session please contact our membership secretary, Ute Lynch. We will still need advance notification/booking that you would like to attend as we will need to send you an on line invitation in advance of the talk.

The timing and format will be similar to our physical talks; the speaker will address the Society for around 45 minutes, and this will be followed by a half-hour question and answer session.  When participants join, we request that they mute their microphones for the whole talk.  During the question and answer session, anyone wishing to ask a question, should click on the ‘Raise hand’ icon that will be visible on the screen and wait to be invited by the chairman to speak.  They would at that point, unmute their microphone. 

The talk will all start at 19:00 (but participants are asked to click on the Zoom from 30 minutes beforehand).

Monday September 14 – Yulia Khalikova will give a talk on Russia and the International Legal Order under the Putin Constitution.

Russia’s so-called Putin Constitution, which superseded the Yeltsin Constitution earlier this year, has attracted significant attention as a means for President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036. Less widely known or understood, however, are its serious implications for Russia’s legal system, including the country’s relationship with the international legal order. In her talk, Yulia Khalikova charts that relationship’s trajectory from compliance to defiance to backlash and offers an expert assessment of how the Putin Constitution may transform Russia’s place in the international legal order in the coming years.

Yulia Khalikova, a doctoral fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences in Germany, specialises in the law as it relates to Russia, from human rights law, international and otherwise, to constitutional law. A graduate of Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, where she read law and sociology, she is currently working on a dissertation on the role of constitutional courts in authoritarian regimes, with a focus on the Russian Constitutional Court.

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