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Professor Vera Rusinova

Head of the School of International Law
E-mail: vrusinova@hse.ru

Professor Daria Boklan

Deputy Head of the School of International Law
E-mail: dboklan@hse.ru

Svetlana Smirnova
Manager Svetlana Smirnova

E-mail: svetlana.smirnova@hse.ru

Law of International Trade in the Region of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Russia

Aliyev A., Babkina E., Dmitrikova E. et al.

Brill, Nijhoff, 2022.

Article 17.6(ii) of the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement: Waiting for Chekhov’s Gun to Go Off

Rovnov Y.


Book chapter
Russian Approaches to International Law
In press

Rusinova V.

In bk.: The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2024. Ch. 22. P. 1-21.

Working paper

Rusinova V., Sergei K.

Law. LAW. Высшая школа экономики, 2021

Vice-champion of the new CJEU moot court competition and the best speaker of the final: the success of students of the HSE Faculty of Law

In 2024, a new international competition dedicated to challenging restrictive measures (sanctions) in the Court of Justice of the European Union was launched. 

Vice-champion of the new CJEU moot court competition and the best speaker of the final: the success of students of the HSE Faculty of Law

© Faculty of Law, HSE

The venue of the competition was Moscow. Foreign teams also took part from India, Iran and Uzbekistan in addition to the Russian teams. The competition was also conducted entirely in English. The judges were eminent representatives of law firms specializing in sanctions compliance. The oral rounds were held in one of them - in the Nikolskaya Consulting company.

There were several teams from the Faculty of Law, but only one managed to reach the final round — team No. 11. The team consisted of both students of the track «international law», including Roman Abrashin and Nisso Khudoeva, and students from the track «business, corporate and private international law» — Lera Barinova and Maria Semaeva. The coach was Olga Starshinova, Associate Professor of the Department of International Law.

This year, the case was based on the work of the Strugatsky brothers «Inhabited Island», the essence of which was to unleash aggression by the Land of Creators against the independent Khonti. As a result, the Island Empire imposed restrictive measures (sanctions) on Maxim Camerer, since he was the director of a construction company that brought a big tax revenue to the Land of Creators. Consequently, the case was called Maxim Camerer v. the Council of the EU. The issues were formulated as standard requirements submitted to the Court of Justice of the European Union, namely the Council's obligations to provide sufficient evidence to be included in the sanctions list and to assess the factual circumstances, as well as violations of the right to judicial protection and the principle of proportionality.

The oral rounds started on March 16. To begin with, the teams had to go through the online preliminary rounds. Lex Borealis Law firm helped with the preparation and organization of a place to participate in the preliminary rounds. The head of the Litigation practice, Denis Lim, helped in the elaboration of the speech for the oral rounds.

Eventually, team No. 11 passed all the qualifying rounds and met in the final with team No. 42 from Moscow State University. Students of the Faculty of Law got second place in the international CJEU moot court competition, and also received second place for the Memorial. Personally, Nisso Khudoeva has become the best final oralist. 

We congratulate all students on the remarkable result and wish them further success in participating in international competitions.