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International Energy Law: Russia and Europe

Arthur Watts public international law seminar series sponsored by Volterra Fietta

1st April 2014

What is this event about?

With confrontation between Russia and Europe rapidly spreading into the economic sphere, the international energy law relations between these countries are of critical importance.

This seminar will address the question "Energy, the EU and Russia: where lies the balance of reason?" with reference to the EU/Russia energy dialogue (within the Energy Charter context and elsewhere) as well as the legal and geopolitical significance of the various energy transit disputes involving Ukraine.

It will focus on the application of EU law to Russian state entities and the Russian state in a geopolitical whirlwind; from the Article 102 Gazprom investigation before the Ukraine crisis to the current development of a comprehensive EU energy security strategy, likely to result in many more points of conflict with Russian state entities and the Russian state.

We will also consider the European human rights dimension to questions of Russia's oil and gas, in cases such as Tymoshenko v Ukraine (2013), Khodorkovskiy and Lebedev v. Russia (2013), OAO Neftyanaya Kompaniya Yukos v. Russia (2012), and Khodorkovskiy v. Russia (2011).

The interplay between international energy law and international politics, and Russia's attitude towards the rule of law in international energy relations will be recurring themes.

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This event is convened by Jill Barrett, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

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Full-time Academic £10
Full-time Student £8

Individual £40
Full-time Academic £20
Full-time Student £10

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

1.5 CPD hours have been applied for.

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