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The first Finnish-Chinese Colloquium on Criminal Law

The Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki hosted the first Finnish-Chinese Colloquium on Criminal Law 25.-26.8.2016. The discussions covered a variety of issues and painted a broad picture on the historical, cultural, political and even religious settings of the systems of criminal law in China and in Finland.

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Co-Chairs’ Circle – Second Global Conference at University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki was the co-host and venue of 2016 CCC Conference in international arbitration on 27 and 28 May 2016. Topic of the conference was controversy in international arbitration. More than 150 young arbitration law experts from 22 different countries participated in the conference.

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Co-operation agreement between Helsinki and Xi'an

Faculties of Law of University of Helsinki and Xi'an Jiao Tong University have signed a co-operation agreement in the beginning of May 2016 in Helsinki.

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Experts from several countries joined at University of Helsinki to discuss the Silk Road Initiative

The International Conference on “Road to New Paradigms: Impact of China’s Silk Road Initiative in China, Central Asia and the EU” has been successfully held on 9-10 May at Helsinki. The conference was jointly organised by Faculty of Law, Aleksanteri Institute, Faculty of Social Science, of University of Helsinki, and School of Law of Xi’an Jiaotong University, in collaboration with The New Silk Road Law Schools Alliance.

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University of Helsinki gained a distinction in the Jessup Intenrational Law Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C.

University of Helsinki participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition's International Rounds on 27 March - 3 April in Washington D.C. University of Helsinki won two out of their four pleadings but did not make it to the top 32 play-off rounds.

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University of Helsinki did well in the Friendly Rounds of the Jessup Moot Court Competition in Vienna

University of Helsinki did well in the European Friendly Rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held 25-27 February in Vienna. University of Helsinki won three out of their four pleadings and finished sixth in the overall ranking. The Friendly Rounds were won by Israel.

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The University of Helsinki hosts the regional final of the prestigious European Law Moot Court Competition

The University of Helsinki and the Faculty of Law have the honour to welcome international law students to compete in European law in Helsinki on 4-7 February. The European Law Moot Court is the world’s largest and the most prestigious moot court competition in the field of European law. Every year accomplished students from high-ranking universities in Europe and the USA compete in oral legal argumentation skills before a bench of experienced legal professionals. The All-European final is held at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

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Cooperation agreement signed with Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)

Kutafin Moscow State Law University delegation Vice-Rector for academic and educational work Dr. Larisa Petruchak and Assistant Professor Dr. Victor Matchekhin visited the Faculty to discuss about future collaboration in research and education, and to sign a bilateral agreement. Previously there has been scientific cooperation in criminal law, and now both parties wish to develop their collaboration to cover more research areas as well as to start staff and student mobility programme.

During the visit vice-rector Petruchak gave a guest lecture on ‘Features of Russian Legal System’, and assistant professor Matchekhin on ‘Basics of Russian Tax Law’.


Finland received second place in a satisfaction survey of international students

In a survey conducted by the Dutch company StudyPortals, international students reviewed their university experiences in different countries. This year, Finland rose to second position among European countries thanks to well-organized student services and high levels of academic requirements. The best Finnish university was the University of Helsinki.

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Kaarlo Tuori examines theoretical foundations of European constitutionalism

European Constitutionalism opens aspects on the nature of the European constitution. It is necessary to examine European constitutionalism in interaction with Member State constitutionalism, which is essential in channelling democratic legitimacy to the EU.

The book has been published by Cambridge University Press.


Seminar to celebrate UN at 70 and Finland's membership

The Erik Castrén Institute and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland arranged an event UN AT 70: Still Going Strong - UN Charter in Theory and Praxis at House of States, Helsinki, Finland August 28th 2015. In two panels discussions focused on peace and justice, including the rules on the use of force, and on the development of international organizations.

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PKU-Helsinki Law Connection: consolidating co-operation between Peking and Helsinki Universities

The Faculty of Law hosted a delegation from the faculty of Law of Peking University, lead by its Dean Professor Zhang Shouwen, on 24-25 August 2015. The aim of this visit was to discuss the development and the consolidation of an already existing in-depth co-operation.

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”Welcome to Faculty”-event gathered together the alumni and the new students

The Alumni and the new students of Faculty met to follow a panel discussion in Porthania PI September 2nd at 16:15.

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28. Helsinki Summer Seminar

The 28th Helsinki Summer Seminar started August 17th, with more than 50 participants from over 30 different nationalities, backgrounds and ages.

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Agreement establishing an Exchange Program between Han Kun Law Offices and the Faculty of Law

During his visit in China, Dean Kimmo Nuotio met with Ms. Jin Wenyu, Partner of Han Kun Law Offices, to sign an Agreement establishing an Exchange Program between the Law Firm and the Faculty of Law.

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LERU law deans visited University of Helsinki

The Faculty of Law had the pleasure to host a meeting of LERU law deans in Porthania May 28-29, 2015. On the agenda were matters of doctoral education, for instance.

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Legal competence to Mexico, China and Russia

A group of Helsinki-based legal scholars and Finnish representatives of the legal profession crossed the Atlantic to visit universities and courts in March 2015. For this visit, Dean Kimmo Nuotio was joined by Vice-Dean Jarna Petman, former President of the Supreme Administrative Court Pekka Hallberg and Pekka Nurmi, former Director General at the Ministry of Justice. The visit led to a decision to launch faculty-level cooperation between the University of Helsinki and UNAM.

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