Department of Constitutional and International Law

Department of Constitutional and International Law

Department of Constitutional and International Law

Head - Oleg Schirinsky, Assistant Professor, Candidate of Science (Law)

Brief Historical Overview of the Department of Constitutional and International Law

The intensification of international relations of the Republic of Belarus has generated a need for training management specialists in the field of international law in the country. To that end the retraining of specialists in this field started on the basis of the division of academic training in 1996. Initially international law disciplines were taught in the Department of Civil Law, afterwards, the Department of International Law Disciplines headed by Professor U. Brovka was established. In December 1996, it was modified into the Department of International Law. In November 2001, the Department of Constitutional and International Law was set up. In 2002, it was reorganized into the Department of International and Comparative Law headed by Professor M. Chudakov. On its basis, the Department of Constitutional and International Law with its head Professor M. Chudakov was founded.

General Information on the Department of Constitutional and International Law

At present the Department provides training in the specializations: ‘Public Administration and Law’ and ‘Public Administration and Economics’. It also certifies graduates in the speciality ‘Legal Regulation of International Activity’ in the Institute of Publiс and Business Administration and in the speciality ‘International Relations’ in the Institute of Civil Service. It carries out master and postgraduate programmes of study in the specializations: ‘International Law. European Law’ and ‘Constitutional Law. Municipal Law’.

Academic Staff of the Department of Constitutional and International Law

It includes 15 members, counting 1 Doctor of Science and 7 Candidates of Science. One member of the staff holds Professor rank and four – Associate Professor rank.

  • Oleg Schirinsky, Head, Assistant Professor, Candidate of Science (Law);
  • Michael Chudakov, Doctor of  Science (Law), Professor;
  • Mikalai Akimau, Associate Professor, Candidate of Science (Engineering);
  • Aliaksandr Huryn, Assistant Professor, Candidate of Science (History);
  • Halina Dzerbina, Associate Professor, Candidate of Science (Law);
  • Anatoly Kurak, Associate Professor, Candidate of Science (Law);
  • Varvara Sazhina, Associate Professor, Candidate of Science (Law);
  • Volha Sidarenka, Senior Lecturer;
  • Maryna Chudayeva, Senior Lecturer;
  • Egor Marhotko, Lecturer;
  • Nataliya Maroz, Lecturer;
  • Maryna Lazarava, Senior Department Assistant;
  • Nadzey Ramashka, Department Assistant.

Academic Disciplines Taught by the Department of Constitutional and International Law

The Department provides training in the following academic disciplines:

  • Diplomatic and Consular Law
  • European International Public Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law of Foreign Countries
  • International Diplomatic and Consular Law
  • International Law
  • International Public Law
  • International Private Law
  • International Ecological Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Law of the European Union

The Department pays much attention to the instructional support of the educational process. All the departmental disciplines are provided with instructional material. In a relatively short period of time of the department existence, 15 study guides and guidance manuals, some with the signature stamp of the Ministry of Education, have been published.

When giving classes (lectures and seminars) most of the department staff use multimedia technology, the latest methods of teaching and knowledge control.

Scientific Work of the Department of Constitutional and International Law

The Department of Constitutional and International Law  carries out its scientific research in accordance with the complex topic of the scientific research ‘Tendencies and Prospects of the Development of Constitutional and International Law in the Republic of Belarus’ (Research Head is Professor M. Chudakov, Principal Research Associate is Assistant Professor A. Huryn)

Activity of the Department of Constitutional and International Law with Postgraduate Students and Candidates for a Degree

Among its staff, the Department of Constitutional and International Law counts 10 postgraduates and 1 candidate for a degree. They carry out scientific research in the specializations: ‘Constitutional Law. Municipal Law’ and ‘International Law. European Law’.

Student Scientific Club of the Department of Constitutional and International Law

The student scientific club of international law has been doing its activities since autumn 2006. The first club head was Assistant Professor A. Huryn. Since September 2010, E. Siagrovets, Senior Lecturer, has been supervising its work.

Scheduled Events of the Department of Constitutional and International Law

In December 2011, the round-table discussion devoted to the 63d anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was held.

In June 2012, the Department schedules to give a scientific seminar ‘Current Issues of Constitutional and International Law’ for students, candidates for a master’s degree and postgraduates.

Scientific Publications in the Department of Constitutional and International Law

  • N. Akimau, M. Chudayeva International Law: Course of Lectures. – Minsk, 2008.
  • A. Huryn International Public Law (General Part): Course of Lectures. – Minsk, 2008.
  • A. Huryn International Public Law (Special Part): Course of Lectures. – Minsk, 2010.
  • A. Huryn, M. Huryna European Union. Development and Current State of Legal System: Course of Lectures. – Minsk, 2006.
  • G. Dzerbina International Private Law: Guidance Manual. - Minsk, 2008.
  • G. Dzerbina History of State and Law of Belarus: Guidance Manual: Minsk, 2006.
  • A. Kurak, A. Maryskin Constitutional Law: Course of Lectures. – Minsk, 2010.
  • N. Rudovich, M. Chudayeva International Private Law: Course of Lectures. – Minsk, 2008.
  • D. Tahunov, V. Sazhina Reading-book (Chrestomathy) of History of State and Law of Foreign Countries. – Minsk, 2008.
  • M. Chudayeva International Private Law: Course of Lectures. – Minsk, 2007.
  • M. Chudakov Public Law of Foreign Countries: Course of Lectures. Vol. 1-2. – Minsk, 2005.
  • M. Chudakov Electoral (Voting) Process: Concept and Main Stages. – Minsk, 2001.
  • M. Chudakov Constitutional (Public) Law of Foreign Countries: Study Guide. – Minsk, 2001.
  • M. Chudakov Constitutional Process in Belarus (1447–1996). – Minsk, 2004.
  • M. Chudakov Constitutional Process in Belarus (from the times of Priviley Kazimir till the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus). Monograph. – Minsk, 2008.
  • M. Chudakov Diplomatic and Consular Law: Study Guide. – Minsk, 2010.

Contact Information of the Department of Constitutional and International Law

Address: 17 Moskovskaya Street, Rooms 613, 615
Minsk, 220007
Belarus

Phone: (+375 17) 222-83-76

Contact person: Marina Lazareva

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