Chair of Constitutional and Municipal Law

Chairholder: Prof. Suren A. Avakiyan

Teaching activity

Academic subjects areas:

  • Constitutional law, general part (1st year, spring semester, one lecture and one seminar every week, exam)
  • Constitutional law of Russia (2nd year, fall semester, two lectures and one seminar every week, exam)
  • Constitutional law of foreign countries, Part 1 (3rd year, spring semester, one lecture every week, exam)
  • Constitutional law of foreign countries, Part 2 (4th year, fall semester, one lecture every week, exam)
  • Municipal law of Russia (3rd year, fall semester, one lecture and one seminar every week, exam)

The chair has designed and released curricula for all disciplines.

Special courses, special workshops offered by the chair

  • Constitutional and legal issues of Russia’s political development of today
  • Development of constitutional legislation in the Russian Federation
  • The constitutional status of individual and citizen in the Russian Federation
  • Institute of direct democracy: Russian and foreign practice
  • Presidency: Russian and foreign practice
  • Russian parliamentary system: theory and practice
  • Legislative process in the Russian Federation
  • Settlement of constitutional disputes by courts of general and arbitral jurisdiction
  • Electoral law and election process in the Russian Federation
  • Constitutional justice in the Russian Federation
  • State power and local governance in Moscow
  • Organization of state power and local governance in subjects of the Russian Federation
  • State power and entrepreneurship: the foundations of the relationship
  • Constitutional and legal issues of the organization of executive power in the Russian Federation
  • Constitutional law of the European Union
  • International protection of constitutional rights
  • The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights
  • Constitution and modern society: adequacy issues
  • Constitutional economics
  • Evolution of modern constitutional legislation in Russia
  • Human rights in the Russian Federation
  • Comparative constitutional law
  • Constitutional and legal foundations for anti-corruption practices

Syllabuses of special courses are updated on a regular basis. They are available for everyone, including all interns and proficiency enhancement trainees.

Research

Key areas of research:

  • Matters of the theory of constitutional law. Constitutional law as a science
  • The theory of constitution. Constitution of the Russian Federation
  • Constitutional fundamentals of the status of individual and citizen
  • Improvement of the electoral system of the Russian Federation
  • Presidency: national and foreign practice
  • Legislative process: theory and practice
  • Matters of theory of municipal law and local governance