The award ceremony was held during the VI St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.
The Award aims at developing legal integration in the framework of Eurasian Economic Community, Customs Union and Common Economic Space, as well as at supporting international cooperation in the legal sphere.
The Award laureate of 2016 is T. Khabrieva, Director, the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, corresponding member of the International Academy of the Comparative Law, Dr. of jurisprudence, professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe).
We would like to remind you that St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Award was introduced by the Organizing Committee in 2014. The organizers designed this award as Forum’s contribution to the development of international legal cooperation and an impetus for the active engagement of lawyers into the integration processes in the Eurasian zone.
The award of laureates was preceded by the thorough selection process based on the evaluation of bids submitted by all participants via the Forum’s web site. The mission of choosing the winners was entrusted to the independent expert board consisting of Deputies Ministers of Justice of Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, the representatives of the Eurasian Economic Union bodies, heads of the main entrepreneurs associations and also the leading experts in legal issues and international relations.