Join us on June 16th at 2 p.m. EDT for a webinar titled, “The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion.”
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This entry in our Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series will provide an overview of the historic roots of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. It is co-sponsored by the Law Library of Congress and the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The program will include a review of background information about the Crimean and East Ukrainian territorial problem, which escalated into the current war; an overview of treaties and agreements between Ukraine and Russia; a review of the laws regulating the use of arms in both countries; and an examination of the legal regimes created in Ukraine and Russia before and during the invasion. Further, an analysis and comparison of legislation recently passed in Ukraine and Russia, coupled with Ukrainian legal scholars’ discussion of a so-called “juridical front,” will provide an interesting picture of the situation on the ground and suggest how it may develop in the future. Resources available to research the laws of Ukraine will be introduced during the presentation.
This presentation will be given by Dr. Peter Roudik, an assistant law librarian of Congress for legal research. He coordinates the Law Library’s research on all issues of U.S., foreign, comparative, and international law for Congress and other branches of government. He also provides research on the laws of Russia and other former Soviet republics. Before joining the Law Library in 1996, Dr. Roudik worked as a research scholar at the University of Chicago Law School, served as a legal advisor to the Russian Parliament, and taught law at the Moscow Institute of Technology. He holds an MA from the U.S. Naval War College, a JSD from the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Science, and a JD from the State University of Moscow. Dr. Roudik is a member of the DC Bar. He has been a guest lecturer at Howard and Tufts Universities. He has been featured at various professional conferences and his articles on legal developments in the countries of his jurisdiction have been published in legal periodicals in the U.S. and abroad.
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