From the 7th to the 11th of October, the Law Department hosted the Week of International Law - a series of lectures and training sessions aimed at a practice-oriented study by law students of various aspects of international public law.
The idea of holding such an event came up with the leadership of ‘Erga Omnes’ the Student Club of the Department of Civil Law and Civil Procedure since the opening of the Club. And now, after half a year, it was implemented thanks to the support of the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk, which acted as co-organizers of the event.
International Law Week is the first event of this magnitude at the law department of our university. To conduct it, 12 international experts from the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of the Eurasian Economic Court, The University of Liverpool (United Kingdom) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees were involved.
The rector of the university, Aleksei Vladimirovich Egorov, opened the Week of International Law, noting the importance of holding such events for the law department.
The respected co-organizers also gave a welcoming speech: Project Coordinator of the Council of Europe - Kristina Khokhlova; Administrative and Finance Assistant of the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk - Anna Sizintseva! The co-organizers of the event presented our students, as well as the faculty of the department, with books on international European law. Such a gift is a real treasure for the formation of future international lawyers in their scientific and professional activities!
The dean of the law department, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Bochkov, thanked the invited guests for the unique opportunity for law students to meet with international experts and expressed the hope that holding the International Law Week would become a good tradition of our department!
For 5 days, students studied various aspects of European standards in the field of human rights protection, in particular the role of the Council of Europe in protecting human rights in the international arena, as well as the protection of refugees and migrants. It should be noted that all classes were interactive with work on real cases.
In addition, the participants of the International Law Week were lucky enough to receive invaluable information on free online education for lawyers from the Council of Europe, as well as to learn about the possibilities of participating in the most prestigious international mutcorts from the winners of these competitions!
The Week of International Law has become a truly significant event at the law department! Indeed, already next year we will release the first set of international lawyers for whom participation in such events is an integral part of successful education.
The Student Club ‘Erga Omnes’ expresses its deep gratitude to the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk, as well as the university administration and the Trade Union of Students of VSU named after P.M. Masherov for supporting the idea and all possible assistance in organizing the event!