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The National LGBT Bar Association would like to invite you to an international webinar for the first 90 lawyers and law students to RSVP to learn about the "no promo homo" laws enacted in Russia in June, wherein "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors expressed in distribution of information … aimed at the formation … of … misperceptions of the social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional sexual relations."

Further discussion will focus on Alekseyev v Russia. This 2010 judgment of the European court of human rights requires Moscow to allow the kind of lesbian and gay pride event that is held in most major European cities.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Wintemute: Robert Wintemute is a Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law, King's College, University of London, where he teaches European Union Law, Human Rights Law, and Anti-Discrimination Law.  Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he studied the common law of English-speaking Canada and the civil law of Québec at McGill University (Montréal).  A member of the Bar of the State of New York, he practised Chapter 11 bankruptcy law with Milbank Tweed, before doing his doctorate in human rights law at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Sexual Orientation and Human Rights:  The United States Constitution, the European Convention, and the Canadian Charter (Oxford University Press, 1997), and the editor (with honorary co-editor Mads Andenæs) of Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships:  A Study of National, European and International Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2001).
  • Dmitri Bartenev: Dmitri Bartenev holds an M.D. degree from the Petrozavodsk State University, Russia (1998), a degree in law from the same university (1999) and a doctorate degree in international law from St. Petersburg State University, Russia (2006). Admitted to the Russian Bar in 2000, he is currently practicing at the ONEGIN Group Law Office for Medical Law. Since 2004 he also works as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the St. Petersburg State University teaching international law and human rights. He has received post-graduate training in medical law, mental disability law and bioethics at Michigan State University (USA), Central European University (Hungary), and the Council of Europe. Dmitri Bartenev’s areas of professional interest include mental disability law, LGBT rights, non-profit law, and international human rights mechanisms, including European Convention of Human Rights. In this capacity he has been involved in a number of topical ECHR cases concerning rights of people with mental health or intellectual disabilities, gay and lesbian persons, protection of NGOs in Russia.  He represented the applicant in Alekseyev v. Russia (ECtHR, Oct. 2010), among other cases.


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