- Managing Partner
- Slavic Center for Law and Justice
About Slavic Legal Center: The Law Office “Slavic Legal Center” provides legal assistance and litigation related to the protection of the rights of citizens and legal entities. Currently, the Law Office renders the following types of services: Legal assistance in cases involving violations of the rights of citizens, including freedom of conscience and religion. Representation in civil courts. Protection in criminal cases. Registration of non-profit, public and religious organizations. Drafting and legal expertise of civil law contracts. Consultations on copyright and related rights. Registration of trademarks. Legal support of real estate transactions. Legal assistance to foreign citizens staying on the territory of the Russian Federation. Consultations on tax legislation. Protection of honor, dignity and business reputation.
Nomination in Brief
Vladimir Ryakhovskiy founded the Slavic Centre for Law and Justice and assists people and religious organizations protect their constitutional rights and freedoms as well as to provide legal advice to individuals and non-profit organizations. They have numerous victories in courts throughout Russia, including the Supreme Court of Russia and the Supreme Commercial Court of Russia.
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Vladimir Ryakhovskiy is Managing Partner and co-chairman of the Slavic center for Law and Justice, honorable lawyer of Russia, member of the President Council of developing civic society and human rights. He is a member of the Expert Council of the State Duma Committee for Public Associations and Religious Organizations, member of the Public Collegium on complaints against the press, a member of the editorial board of the journal Religion and Law. He graduated from the All-Union Legal Correspondence Institute (nowadays IUAA named after Kutafin). In the period from 1982 to 1990 he worked in the Sokolniki District People’s Court of Moscow, served as a people’s judge. From 1990 to 1992, he worked in the capacity of deputy director for legal issues of the Russian Bible Society. From the day of foundation in 1993 to the present time he is the head of the NP “Slavic Legal Center”. From 1994 to 1996 he was a member of the Council of the Public Chamber under the President of the Russian Federation, and from 1997 to 2000 he was a member of the Permanent Human Rights Chamber of the Political Consultative Council under the President of the Russian Federation. In 1997 – 1999 years. was a member of the Supervisory Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on the implementation of the Federal Law “On Freedom of Conscience and on Religious Associations”. From 2000 to 2004 he was a member of the Expert Council under the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation. He took part in drafting a number of draft laws in parliamentary and government commissions, including draft federal laws on freedom of conscience and religious associations and on alternative civilian service. He is the author of several books and many publications devoted to actual problems of human rights and freedoms. He took part in many domestic and international conferences, delivered lectures at the universities of the USA, France, etc. He participated in many litigations in cases related to the protection of constitutional rights of citizens, including the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation and the European Court of Human Rights. In 2001, for his active participation in the protection of the right to freedom of conscience and religion, he was awarded the honorary mark of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation “For the Protection of Human Rights”. In 2007, the Federal Bar of the Russian Federation was awarded the badge “Honorary Advocate of Russia” for his contribution to the protection of the rights of citizens, in 2008 he was awarded the Silver Medal named after F.N. Plevako.
The Nominee founded The Slavic Centre for Law and Justice that in 1993 with the mission to assist people and religious organizations in the protection of their constitutional rights and freedoms as well as to provide legal advice to individuals and non-profit organizations.The Centre unites highly qualified lawyers with extensive experience in the area of civil rights and state-church relations. They have boasted numerous victories in courts throughout the country’, including the Supreme Court of Russia and the Supreme Commercial Court of Russia. SCLJ has also successfully taken cases to the Constitutional Court of Russia and to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.
- Stanislav Kulov
- SCLJ Lawyer, Assistant to Managing partner, Adviser on International Law, Editor “Religion and Law”
- Slavic Law Center