On 22 November 2020, Summer Law School on the topic ‘Medical criminal law’ was held in Zoom.
Among the event participants were students and teachers of Potsdam University, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Pskov State University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow State University, Russian State Social University, and RUDN University.
Scientific Director of the Summer Law School was Doctor of Law, Professor Tatyana G. Ponyatovskaya.
Welcome remarks from the organizers of the Summer School were made by the President of the Union of Criminalists and Criminologists Professor Igor M. Matskevich, Professor Uwe Hellmann, Professor Alexey I. Rarog and Associate Professor Inna V. Andreyanova.
German and Russian students covered topics, including medical euthanasia; violation of the prohibition on the disclosure of medical confidentiality; corruption in the health sector; lack of medical care: ‘real’ and ‘fake’ delict through criminal omission; criminal legal problems associated with organ transplantation; medical (therapeutic) intervention causing bodily harm; fraud in the implementation of calculations in the field of healthcare; efficiency of application and prospects of Article 120 of the Criminal Code; the possibility of recognition of organs and human tissue as objects of civil law; criminal law assessment of euthanasia in Russia; the causing of harm to health due to negligent attitude of the medical worker to perform their professional duties (the system of norms of the Criminal Code); transmission of HIV infection (Article 122 of the Criminal Code); the experience of combatting the spread of HIV in Mongolia and Russia; HIV infection; medical confidentiality; features of the subject of non-assistance to the patient; an objective indication of criminal non-assistance to the patient.
All the presentations were actively discussion by the participants.
Traditionally, the Summer Law School participants’ papers are published in the Union of Criminalists and Criminologists journal.
The Summer Law School is held annually in person. In 2020, the event was supposed to be held at Pskov State University. However, due to the epidemiological situation, it was held online.
Pskov State University is one of the 33 main universities in Russia. It offers students classic training programs and training in the professions of the future, double diplomas with universities in the European Union. The University has partnerships and joint research laboratories with universities in the top 200 subject global rankings.
The Chair of law enforcement, criminal law and procedure of Pskov State University provides training in bachelor’s, master’s, and postgraduate programs. The organization of student research work is the most important direction and an integral part of the scientific activity of the Chair.
Translated by Elizaveta O. Ovchinnikova