Business programme

Criminal Law Policy in an Era of Change: Challenges and How to Rise to Them

Congress Centre, conference hall B3
Justice and Dispute Resolution: New Realities and Horizons
In terms of criminal law policy, Russia has made it a priority to improve criminal and criminal procedure legislation. In recent years, a number of amendments have been made. These have resulted in a reduction of criminal repression. However, it is hardly the case that an optimal and reasonable balance has been struck between the interests of the individual, society, and the state. It is therefore crucial to discuss further prospects for the development of criminal law policy in the current reality. What can be done in relation to criminal law to ensure that Russia’s national interests are better protected from socially dangerous actions and related threats? What steps should be taken to ensure the timely and justified criminalization and decriminalization of actions? In what way could public responsibility be further differentiated and individualized? What prospects and mechanisms exist for optimizing processes related to criminal procedure?


Nudel Stanislav
Head of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure and Judicial Organization, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation


Ekaterina Avdeeva
Head of the Expert Center on Criminal Law Policy and Execution of Judicial Acts, All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Aleksey Aleksandrov
Chief Researcher, Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexander Varvarin
State Secretary, Vice President for Legal Regulation and Administration, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Oleg Zatelepin
Judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kondratyev
Deputy Chairman, Chairman of the Judicial Board for Criminal Cases, Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus
Tatyana Mineeva
Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights Protection in Moscow
Aleksandr Savenkov
Director, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences
Vadim Fedorov
Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation