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Strategic Litigation in Russia: The Case of Bioethics

Strategic litigation aims to use specific court cases to develop new legal norms and create broad legal and social change beyond the decisions in the individual cases themselves. The individual cases can be used as tools to obtain justice for an entire class of people who are disproportionately affected by the unjust law. Anton Burkov, Director of the Strategic Litigation Center, discussed how these strategies have influenced the Russian legal system in the context of his work on bioethics issues that have arisen in the past five years.


  • Anton Burkov

    Former Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
    Director and Principal Attorney, Strategic Litigation Center