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Conference in May 17-18, 2004
Federalism in Russia, Canada and Belgium: experience of comparative research
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Conference in May 17-18, 2004
 
 
 
Federalism in Russia, Canada and Belgium: experience of comparative research

PROGRAM of the international scientific-practical conference

“Federalism in Russia, Canada and Belgium: experience of comparative research”

Kazan, 17-18 May 2004

 

Place of arrangement

Conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Tatarstan Republic

 

Organizers of the conference

Kazan Institute of Federalism

Forum of Federations (Canada)

University of Saint-Louis (Belgium)

 

Conference was held with the financial and organizational support of

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (USA)

Government of Quebec (Canada)

Federal Government of Canada

Government of the Wallonie region and French community of Belgium

  • 17th May

    OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE

    Rafael Khakimov, Director of the scientific programs of Kazan Institute of Federalism

     

    WELCOMING SPEECH

    Rimma Ratnikova, deputy Chairman of the State Council of Republic of Tatarstan (RT)

    Tatyana Zhdanova, Director of the Moscow office of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

    Iordan Markov, Representative of Forum of Federations

    David Elder, Chief Councillor of the Privy Council Office, representative of the Embassy of Canada in the Russian Federation (RF)

    Hugues Dumont, Dean of the Law Department of Saint-Louis University (Brussels, Belgium)

      

    Iordan Markov

    David Elder

    Hugues Dumont

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • First session: Different types of constituent units and distribution of power
      • 1.1. Constitutional and legal status of constituent units in Russia, Belgium and Canada
        • MICHEL FREDERICK
          Doctor of Laws, Ph.D., Director of the Department of institutional and constitutional policy, Secretariat of intergovernmental relations of Canada, Ministry of Executive Council, Government of Quebec (Quebec, Canada). Presentation in French
        • HUGUES DUMONT
          Professor of Laws, Dean of the Law Department of Saint-Louis University (Brussels, Belgium) Presentation in French
        • Status of the subject of Russian Federation: general and special
          SVETLANA POPOVA, Candidate of Science (politics), deputy Director of the Centre for problems of integration (Moscow, Russia)
        • SAIFIKHAN NAFIEV
          Candidate of Science (jurisprudence), Chairman of the Constitutional Court of RT (Kazan, Russia)
        • Political parties in the legislative bodies of subject of federation: Russian and foreign experience
          MIDKHAT KURMANOV, Candidate of Science (jurisprudence), Minister of Justice of RT (Kazan, Russia)
      • 1.2. Devolution of powers in Russia, Belgium and Canada: challenges and perspectives
        • - Culture: education, protection of languages and education
          • HUGUES DUMONT
            Professor of Laws, Dean of the Law Department of Saint-Louis University (Brussels, Belgium) Presentation in French
          • KIM MINNULLIN
            Doctor of Science (philology), Head of the Department on the problems of languages of peoples of RT at the Cabinet of Ministers of RT (Kazan, Russia)
          • ROGER BILODEAU
            Doctor of Laws, advocate, ex-deputy Minister of the justice and of Procurator-General (province New-Brunswick), ex-Professor of the Law Department of University of Moncton (Ottawa, Canada)
        • - Economic development: economy, assistance to the export, natural resources and regional planning
          • NICOLAS LAGASSE
            Researcher at the interdisciplinary research center on the constitutional law and culture of the Saint-Louis University (Brussels, Belgium)
          • Federalism and regional policy in Russia on the boundary on centuries
            VYACHESLAV SELIVERSTOV, Candidate of Science (economics), deputy Director of the Institute of economy and organization of the industry of the Siberia branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia)
        • - Protection of human and minority rights
          • SEBASTIEN VAN DROOGHENBROECK
            Invited lecturer of the Saint-Louis University, researcher at the National Fond of scientific research of Belgium (F.N.R.S.) (Brussels, Belgium)
          • Federalism and peoples rights
            RASHID VAGISOV, Candidate of Science (jurisprudence), honored jurist of RF, Commissioner on the human rights in RT (Kazan, Russia)
      • 1.3. External activities of constituent units
        • MICHEL FREDERICK
          Doctor of Laws, Ph.D., Director of the Department of institutional and constitutional policy, Secretariat of intergovernmental relations of Canada, Ministry of Executive Council, Government of Quebec (Quebec, Canada)
        • CHARLES-ETIENNE LAGASSE
          Deputy of General Minister on the international relations of Wallonie region and French community of Belgium (Brussels, Belgium). Presentation in French. Ch.-E. Lagasse was presented the report of M. Philippe Suinen.
        • Subjects of Russian Federation in the context of international integration
          ILDAR NASYROV, Candidate of Science (physics and mathematics), director of the informational-analytical sector in the Department of Foreign Affairs of the President of RT (Kazan, Russia)
  • 18th May

    Michel Frederick

    Roger Bilodeau

    Vyacheslav Seliverstov

    David Peloquin

    Sergey Shakhray

    Nicolas Lagasse

    • Second session. Disputable issues and cooperation between different levels of government in Russia, Belgium and Canada
      • SEBASTIEN VAN DROOGHENBROECK
        Invited lecturer of the Saint-Louis University, researcher at the National Fond of scientific research of Belgium (F.N.R.S.) (Brussels, Belgium). Presentation in French
      • RAFFAELE IACOVINO
        Associated Researcher, Quebec University in Montreal, Doctoral Candidate of the Department of political sciences, McGill University (Quebec, Canada)
      • Improvement of the interaction between federal bodies and parliaments of the subjects of Russian Federation
        ALEXEY PAVLUSHKIN, Candidate of Science (jurisprudence), senior researcher of the Institute of legislation and comparative jurisprudence of the Government of RF (Moscow, Russia)
      • BORIS ZHELEZNOV
        Doctor of Science (jurisprudence), Professor of the Department of constitutional and international law of Kazan State University (Kazan, Russia)
    • Third session. Taxation: possibilities and responsibilities, fiscal federalism, fiscal and financial solidarity between different levels of government in Russia, Belgium and Canada
      • DAVID PELOQUIN
        Acting chief of Department of federal-provincial relations and social policy, Department of Finance of Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
      • NICOLAS LAGASSE
        Researcher at the interdisciplinary research center on the constitutional law and culture of the Saint-Louis University (Brussels, Belgium)
      • VADIM KNOMENKO
        Doctor of Science (economics), Head of the Department of economic theory of Institute of socio-economic and law studies of Academy of Sciences of RT (Kazan, Russia)
    • Forth session. Current state and perspectives of federalism in three federal countries
      • MICHEL FREDERICK
        Doctor of Laws, Ph.D., Director of the Department of institutional and constitutional policy, Secretariat of intergovernmental relations of Canada, Ministry of Executive Council, Government of Quebec (Quebec, Canada)
      • ROGER BILODEAU
        Doctor of Laws, advocate, ex-deputy Minister of the justice and of Procurator-General (province New-Brunswick), ex-Professor of the Law Department of University of Moncton (Ottawa, Canada)
      • HUGUES DUMONT
        Professor of Laws, Dean of the Law Department of Saint-Louis University (Brussels, Belgium) Presentation in French
      • Federalism: way of action or way of thinking?
        SERGEY SHAKHRAY, Doctir of Science (jurisprudence), Professor, honoured jurist of RF, Director of the state scientific-research institute of system analysis of the Account Chamber of RF (Moscow, Russia)
      • Centripetal tendencies of the state construction in the contemporary Russia (on the example of enlargement of subjects of Federation and temporary financial administration)
        MILENA GLIGICH-ZOLOTAREVA, Candidate of Science (jurisprudence), Councillor of the department on the problems of state building of the Analytical Office of Council of Federations, senior researcher at the Institute of state and law of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)
      • SHAKIR YAGUDIN
        Candidate of Science (jurisprudence), Head of the Department of Law of the State Council of RT (Kazan, Russia)
      • SVETLANA BASTANZHIEVA
        Director of the International Centre of projects and programs on the development of federative relations and regional policy (Moscow, Russia)
      • VLADIMIR LYSENKO
        Doctor of Science (politics), president of the Institute of contemporary politics (Moscow, Russia)
  • Welcoming speech
    Iordan Markov, Representative of Forum of Federations, Canada. Presentation in French

 
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