Conference on the Problems of Public and Private Law Held in Belarus

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Tatiana Taranova, head of the department of civil law disciplines in the Faculty of Law at the Belarusian State Economic University.

Tatiana Taranova, head of the department of civil law disciplines in the Faculty of Law at the Belarusian State Economic University, was one of the organisers of a recent conference on the problems of modern public and private law held in Belarus. After the conference, which was held together with RWI and a number of other academic institutions in the region, we asked her a few questions about the conference.

What was the value of this conference?

The conference contributed to scientific research in the sphere of human rights and the determination of new directions of development of public and private law.

What was covered during the event?

Scientists of various states exchanged opinions and discussed the actual problems of public and private law. Prof. Miriam Estrada Castillo, a visiting professor at RWI, presented a very interesting speech on the human rights challenges in the 21st century.

Olga Bezbozhna, Programme Officer for the Belarus programme at RWI, presented interesting information on the activities and the academic cooperation between the Institute and Belarusian universities.

The conference included interesting reports concerning the problems of human rights in international and national law, the international standards of modern public and private law, and prospects of development of the national law.

This included questions of the constitutional fundamentals of modern public and private law, the theory and practice of labor law, civil law, enterprise and other branches of private law, as well as questions of the development of the procedural legislation and science, and also alternative ways of settlement of disputes and the problems of the development of the branches of public law.

Why do you think it is important to have a human rights section in a conference like this?

The work of the section devoted to human rights allowed participants to concentrate attention on the international standards of human rights and guarantees of human rights in democratic society, as well as on the mechanism of realisation of human rights in the certain state. These principles are important for lawyers who have to have sufficient knowledge in the sphere of human rights and their realization, and who have to correctly use the legal mechanisms of protection of human rights.

Which academic institutions participated in the conference?

It’s a long list. The Belarusian State Economic University (BSEU), the Baltic International Academy (Latvia), the Voronezh State University, the Volgograd Institute of Business (Russia), the Karaganda Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Barimbek Beysenov (Republic of Kazakhstan), Donetsk National University (Ukraine), the Ukrainian Academy of Banking of National Bank of Ukraine, and the Khmelnytsky University of Management and Law (Ukraine).

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