Business programme

People in the Social Jurisprudence Ecosystem. The Humanitarian Role of Law

Congress Centre, conference hall D2
Law and Society
One of the priorities for the development of the Russian state today is to create the conditions for sustainable population growth. The concentration of efforts and resources on social issues, alongside the understanding that sustainable development aimed at growing the population is of indisputable value, suggests that the key element of social jurisprudence is the individual. This makes the formation of a new legal doctrine of the social state particularly relevant. The doctrine should reflect a new understanding of the limits of the government’s paternalism over the individual and should create a new legal order of mutual trust and responsibility between the individual and the state. A prerequisite for the development of a modern social state is the existence of socially oriented legislation and socially oriented law enforcement. It is important to develop the legal regulation of state socio-economic policy and to update the legal provision of social functions of the state, including through private legal instruments. The convergence between private law and public law is of particular relevance for the social needs of the individual. What should be the legal framework for balancing private and public interests in a modern social state? Are changes needed in Russia’s current social policy, social legislation, and mechanisms for the protection of human rights? How can private and public law converge and interact to ensure and protect human social rights and needs? What is needed to make legislation and law enforcement socially responsive and protect the “weak” side? Does law currently remain an art of good and justice? How does the law affect the life of modern society? What legal legacy will the current generation leave to the next generation?


Oleg Zaitsev
Dean of Higher School of Jurisprudence Department, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)


Denis Abdrakhmanov
Director of the Center for Interaction with Federal Authorities, Agency of Strategic Initiatives
Lilia Bakulina
Dean of the Faculty of Law, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University
Elena Gracheva
Head of the Department of Financial Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)
Dmitry Dedov
Professor of the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University (online)
Maria Lipchanskaya
Professor, Higher School of Law of the Institute of Public Administration and Management, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA)
Elina Sidorenko
General Director, Platform
Sergey Yakovlev
Director of the Legal Department, Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters

Front row participants

Yury Melnikov
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Primorsky Territory
Victoria Tyutyunnikova
Chairman, Regional Branch of the Association of Lawyers of Russia in the Luhansk People's Republic
Irina Fast
Chairman of the Commission for Determining the Amount of Compensation for Moral Damage, Russian Bar Association