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Lawyer Tatiana Usatenko qualified for a contract for representation of interests of the Russian Federation in the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, placed by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

1 June 2010

On May, 31, 2010 the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation announced bids advanced by bidders for rendering legal services in civil law and criminal law issues, in order to prepare legal views of the Russian authorities concerning the complaints lodged to the European Court of Human Rights.

Legal services will include:

- Consulting both orally and in writing; - Preparation of legal opinions; - Collection of evidence (on the spot, if needed) pertaining to complaints filed to the European Court of Human Rights; - Evaluation of evidence pertaining to complaints filed the European Court of Human Rights; - representing interests of the Russian authorities at the European Court of Human Rights; - Participating in work connected with making amicable agreements with applicants (preparation of draft amicable agreements, work with applicants); - Examination of legal consequences of judgements delivered by the European Court of Human Rights for the Russian Federation;

- Recommending on preparation of legal views of the Russian Federation as to complaints lodged to the European Court of Human Rights, in compliance with case-law of the European Court of Human Rights.

Tatiana Usatenko graduated with high honours from the Faculty of Law of St.-Petersburg State University and was awarded a degree in civil-law. She also has Master’s degree (LLM) in European law, having achieved an overall average mark of “excellent” at the Stockholm University.

In 2009, after graduating from the above-stated educational institutions Tatiana Usatenko undertook an internship in the European Court of Human Rights.

12 applications have been filed; the results of competitive tendering will be announced on June 7, 2010.

The bid advanced by lawyer Tatiana Usatenko was superior in price of legal services to the bids of the other participants of competitive tendering.


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