September 26, 2014. Moscow - Vladivostok - The Amur Tiger Center announced the All-Russian Research Paper Competition among students and graduates of the Russian Law Schools. The research topic is "Peculiarities of the legal regulation of relations in the field of wildlife conservation".
The Competition is held jointly with Far Eastern Federal University, with the support of Lomonosov Moscow State University Law Faculty, Omsk Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Russia and the Association of Legal Education.
The papers of the contestants will be evaluated by an expert jury, which will include leading specialists in the field of environmental protection.
From September 26 to November 23, 2014, students and graduates of law faculties of Russian universities can receive first, second and third places awards and cash prizes of 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 rubles. They also get the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the normative Legal regulation in the field of wildlife protection (rare species and their habitat) and make specific proposals on the basis of which amendments to the relevant acts of Russian legislation will be prepared.
The results will be summed up on December 1, 2014.
Head of the Amur Tiger Center Sergey Lobashkov comments: "By the end of the year, the Center plans to publish an anthology of research papers, which will include works of the Competition participants. They will get an opportunity of practical application of their knowledge and cooperation with the Center ".
1. International legal regulation of relations in the field of protection and use of wildlife;
2. Sources of normative legal regulation of relations in the field of protection and use of wildlife;
3. The role of judicial practice in regulating relations related to the protection and use of wildlife objects;
4. Features of the legal regime for the use and protection of wildlife;
5. Legal status of wildlife users;
6. Features of the wildlife objects trafficking. Ownership of wildlife objects;
7. Legal basis of state management, control (supervision) over the use and protection of wildlife;
8. Responsibility for the illegal use of objects of wildlife;
9. The concept of species and the structure of offenses and crimes related to the illegal use of wild animals;
10. Civil liability for violation of legislation on the wildlife protection;
11. Compensation for harm of the objects wildlife;
12. Administrative responsibility: solutions;
13. Effectiveness of administrative liability for offenses against wildlife;
14. Application of punishment for illegal hunting and its effectiveness. The public danger of illegal hunting;
15. Criminal liability for illegal hunting / illegal capture and trafficking of especially valuable wild animals. Qualifying signs;
16. Peculiarities of initiating criminal cases on illegal hunting / illegal capture and trafficking of especially valuable animals. Circumstances to be determined;
17. Problems of investigation of criminal cases on illegal hunting / illegal capture and trafficking of especially valuable animal;
18. Features of investigation actions in criminal cases on illegal hunting / illegal production and trafficking of especially valuable animals;
19. Analysis of judicial practice of the application of legislation on liability for violations in the protection and use of wildlife;
20. Interaction of public authorities in the illegal hunting cases proceedings;
21. Public control over compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation in the field of protection and use of wildlife;
22. Hunting control proceeding.
Evaluation of works. The Amur Tiger Center together with FEFU Law School will choose the top 10 papers that will be evaluated by the Jury composed of: M.V. Bavsun (Doctor of Law Science, Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Head of the Criminal Law Faculty), L.E. Bandorin (Doctor of Law Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University, assistant of the Department of Environmental and Land Law), O.I. Beketov (Doctor of Law Science, Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Head of the Administrative Law Faculty), V.A. Vinogradov (Doctor of Law Science, Russian Law Academy of the Russian Ministry of Justice, Head of the Constitutional, Municipal and Environmental Law Faculty), A.I. Korobeev (Doctor of Law Science, Head of the Criminal Law and Criminology Faculty of FEFU Legal Schools), I.S. Kuznetsov (Deputy Director General of the Amur Tiger Center). The Jury will choose the best 3 works. The results of the Competition will be announced on December 2, 2014.