Dennis Karimov Denis Karimov


Denis Karimov, serves as Counselor for Administrative Law to the Deputy Head of the Intellectual Property [IP] Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In his role as Counselor, Mr. Karimov has worked extensively in Administrative Law in the Russian Federation and researching ways to enhance its effectiveness, timeliness, and predictability.

Based on this research, Denis offers his observations and recommendations in a series of papers [links to those papers listed below] on these important legal and commercial issues.

Denis Karimov:

"The Russian central government continues to exert great influence over administrate law and procedure across the Russian republics, regional, municipal, and other levels of government. Within this central influence unfortunately, no unified standard of its regulatory control has been defined and codified. The result of this uncertainty between legal predominance and regulatory authorities, is that many conflicting laws regulating the same agency have been created and maintained, often granting different rights for persons participating in similar or different procedures."

Due to the quantity of non-unified administrative law procedure, the opportunity for possible violations or inconsistencies of rights may occur. Likewise weak, non-unified control by the higher authorities exacerbates this condition. While appeals to higher officials are very popular, they are not often effective.

Denis Karimov promotes his observation and reform recommendations of the two laws that could solve for these issues. First, establish a unified code regulating central and sub-national government’s authorities in related matters. Second, he establishes a hierarchy of administrative law system allowing for legal review of administrative decisions to higher authorities. Lastly, he offers an additional remedy to the courts to increase the central government's authorities of the executive branch of law, and thus increasing the effectiveness of the court and speed of procedure.

PAPERS:  [click on title to download documents]


Schematic displaying the current flow of administrative law procedure in the Russian Federation, as well as the key organizations involved, their roles, and interactions.  This diagram also provides nominal descriptions of reform recommendations.


The administrative reform currently supported is focused on creating appropriate ways for the interaction of powerful and powerless entities by way of deregulation of administrative legal relations and by reducing administrative barriers, burdens and systemic pressure.

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administrative (departmental) revision and judicial control of administrative acts carried out on complaints of individuals and legal entities are not considered independently.  Separate mechanisms are introduced within the framework of administrative procedures for the implementation of certain functions of state control (supervision) and public services.  Review and sensitivities to centralization and bureaucracies are examined.


These proposals for improvement of the quality of administrative revision (control) of various law enforcement administrative acts (hereinafter referred to as administrative acts), as well as actions (inaction) (hereinafter referred to as administrative revision), are based on the results of our own practice of resolving administrative and legal conflicts and disputes between powerful and powerless entities, based on the specifics of the Russian Federation – the central position of the executive branch in the system of separation of powers; they are aimed at increasing trust in the activities of public administration in general and the status and role of the Ministries in particular.


Observation and suggestions to aid in re-shaping, for the benefit of the Russian Federation,  a uniform standard of administrative process.  This would include a re-review of the patchwork of regulations to unify and strengthen a single streamlined procedure; to re-review focus of authorities between central government or sub-national inputs; re-review of the legislative, court, and bureaucratic processes in attempts to ultimately revise and maintain a more uniform and efficient system of administration law procedure.



DATES:                MAY 5 - 27, 2021



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In this course students will gain an understanding of the role of the in-house legal department and how to determine whether an in-house role is right for you. The course will provide an understanding of how legal departments operate in the greater organizational framework, whether that is a public company, private enterprise, governmental entity or non-profit. Students will explore substantive areas of law that are fundamental to an in-house legal department, the skills that are necessary or useful to achieve success in an in-house legal career, and what to look out for while interviewing for an in-house legal position. Students will also gain an understanding of the differences in industries and companies, how in-house legal departments are treated, and the opportunities for career advancement. 

UFS Faculty of Law is excited to announce that you can now acquire skills and knowledge to ensure your performance as an ethical and effective in-house counsel in any company.

This short learning program is aimed at empowering persons (prospective in-house counsel) with the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure performance as an ethical and effective in-house counsel of any company (including a SME).

Offered by The University of the Free State (UFS) and the ILI – South African Centre for Excellence (ILI-SACE) have collaborated in academic areas of mutual interest to, among others, present academically high-quality and practice relevant short learning programs.

This short learning program is aimed at empowering persons (prospective in-house counsel) with the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure performance as an ethical and effective in-house counsel of any company (including a SME). 

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In the face of expanding national, regional, and global health and security challenges, a distinguished panel of scientists, academics, and diplomats will focus on past lessons and future outlook. The contributors will also offer recommendations for governmental and non-governmental strategies to reduce potential risks at home and abroad.


Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies 
International Law Institute
Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute
Center for Security Law, University of Virginia Law School



OPENING REMARKS:  Prof. Don Wallace Chairman - International Law Institute
  Dr. Jennifer Buss CEO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  Professor Robert Turner Center for National Security Law University of Virginia
MODERATOR: Prof. Yonah Alexander Director - Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
Senior Fellow - Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
PANELISTS: Prof. Rita Colwell Distinguished Professor - University of Maryland,
College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  Hon. Richard Prosen Deputy Director, Multi-Lateral Affairs Bureau of Counter Terrorism U.S. State Department
Hon. Guy B. Roberts Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for WMD Policy
Ambassador Charles Ray (Ret.) Former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe
COMMENTATORS: Prof. Natividad Carpintero-Santamaria
Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and
General Secretary of the Instito de Fusion Nuclear “Guillermo Velarde”
  Dr. Milton Hoenig Physicist (Focus on WMD)
  Ambassador Pjer Simunovic Ambassador - Embassy of Croatia
Held the Presidency fo the Council of the European Union from January to June 2020

Program administered by Emma Andrews
and Kevin Harrington

To download the published report click HERE


Procurement Professionalization in Challenging Environments:
The Cases of Afghanistan and Nigeria

March 3, 2021 - Virtual




Please join us on March 3, 2021 for a discussion on how strengthening the skills of procurement staff can play an important role in fighting corruption and building trust in government.  

Watch the event live here where you can also comment and ask questions.


The World Bank has been supporting the professionalization of public procurement to help strengthen the skills and competencies of practitioners and make the delivery of goods, services, and works to citizens more efficient.

In Afghanistan, the National Procurement Authority, through Civil Services Commission, has developed a Procurement Cadre Regulation and recruited about 1000 procurement staff. The National Procurement Institute has developed systematic training, certification, and accreditation of staff. This was part of the Fiscal Performance Support Project with support from the World Bank.

In Nigeria, the World Bank-funded Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement Project (SPESSE) is supporting six federal universities to graduate 21,240 students in Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards (PES). The project is also helping central government agencies to commence professionalization programs in PES.


Alham Omar Hotaki, CEO and Director General of the National Procurement Authority (NPA) of Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ahmad Shah Naqshbandi, Deputy for Professionalization (NPA)

Dr. Joshua Atah, National Coordinator of the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) Project in Nigeria

Aliyu E. Aliyu, Director, Regulations, Database and ICT Department of Nigeria Bureau of Public Procurement


Kim Phan, Director of the International Law Institute

Prof. Dermot Cahill, Head of Strategy, HelpUsTrade, and Former Founder Director, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies, Bangor University, UK

Uwingeneye Joyeuse, Director General of Rwanda Public Procurement Authority

James Kaloki, Ag. CEO, Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, Nairobi, Kenya


Vinay Sharma, Global Director, Governance Procurement, World Bank


A K Kalesh Kumar, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank


 Also Available: Combined - Natural Gas Development: Policy and Legal Considerations - May 3-14, 2021 

Also Available: Achieving Food Security Through Public Private Partnerships - March 8-12, 2021


The International Law Institute is proud to support an international conference on:


The symposium is organized by the Centre for Transnational Commercial Law; the National Law University Delhi, India; and the Internal Quality Assurance Cell [IQAC]

The program is being conducted January 6 - 7, 2021 via online.  The program is designed for Academia, Policy Makers, and Legal Practitioners.

You may download the full brochure, complete with schedules, registration information, speakers and biographies, and subject matter overview HERE.

An abridged overview of the program content is herein listed:

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The International Law Insitute was proud to have partnered with the law firm of Dentons, for the second time this year, to conduct a joint two-day webinar:  

The webinar,  "US, UK, and EU Trade Sanctions: Global Overview of Sanctions Programs and Their Practical Implications for Business" focuses on global economic sanctions.

Presenters from around the globe will describe the purpose of sanctions, the various forms they take, and the legal regimes in which they are defined and enforced.

Discussions covered US, EU and UK sanctions as they relate to China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea and Syria. The speakers will analyze how the US, EU and UK sanctions overlap and where they differ.

Dentons speakers breifly discussed counter-sanctions imposed by Russia and China.

The evloving areas of human rights abuse sanctions were addressed.

The program was condcuted on December 15 and 16, 2020.

The program was facilitated by leading sanctions and compliancte practitioners from Dentons' offices from the US, UK, and EU.

We invite you to watch both videos below and download thier accompanying presentation slides. 

We would also like to thank the Indian National Association of Legal Professionals for their support. 


Download Day 1 PowerPoint presentation


Download Day 2 PowerPoint presentation



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The Indian National Bar Association honors India's 71st Constitution Day.  This year INBA will host a 3 day international conference on Law and Policy.  This year the conference will be virtual and will be conducted online from Nov. 26 - Nov. 28, 2020.

The conference is an event designed to provide answers to challenges to the legal industry in India.  It is an opportunity for government and legal practitioners to obtain valuable insights and contacts.

The International Law Institute is proud to be a supporting partner and contributor in this event.

Key Topics Being Discussed:

- Data Protection, Privacy Challenges - post Covid
- OTT, TV, Websites and Theaters - Self Regulation or Censorship
- Effects of the Pandemic
- Growing use of Technology in the Legal Industry
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International Trade and Regional Economic Outlook
- Cyber Crime
- Copyright and Online Platforms; Performer Rights and Intermediary Liabilities


The Indian National Bar Association is a member driven organization.  It has more than 10,000 members from across the globe.  INBA is focused on advancing the Indian legal profession and its members.  Representing the entire legal ecosystem in India, INBA is dedicated to expand its members' professional network and industry insight.  INBA is the voice of the legal fraternity. The association promotes members through programs that focus on access to justice, human rights, anti-corruption, judicial reform and more.  INBA provides resources to help its members to become better lawyers.  Each year the association hosts or participates in events around the world.  Existing INBA members contribute valuable insights and knowledge through various modes and means of expression facilitated by INBA.  INBA helps broaden its member's perspectives and help to exchange views through online forums and partnerships with the best organizations globally.

To Register for INBA's Constitution Day Events, please contact:

Ms. Babita Sharma
INBA Event Coordinator
Indian National Bar Association
8/11 First Floor Shahi Hospital Road
Jangpura Extension, New Delhi - 110014, India
T: +91 11 4903 6141
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You Are Cordially Invited to a Special Forum with Professor Rita Colwell on:

“A Lab of One’s Own: Fighting Bioterrorism, Cholera, and COVID-19


The International Law Institute was proud to have hosted and contributred to Professor Rita Cowell's forum A Lab of One’s Own: Fighting Bioterrorism, Cholera, and COVID-19. 

This special forum featured a conversation with Professor Rita Colwell, one of the leading scientists in America as well as a world-renowned academic for her exceptional contributions to global health and security concerns. She will discuss her latest highly acclaimed book A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science published by Simon & Schuster in August 2020.

To view the event report click HERE.


DATE:        November 17th, 2020   
    Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies  
    Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute  
    University of Virginia Law School – Center for National Security Law  



OPENING REMARKS:                 PROFESSOR DON WALLACE, JR., Chairman, International Law Institute
INTRODUCTION:   PROFESSOR YONAH ALEXANDER, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
    Professor Rita Colwell is a pioneering microbiologist and the first woman to lead the National Science Foundation. She is a Distinguished University Professor at both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and has received awards from the emperor of Japan, the king of Sweden, the prime minister of Singapore, and the president of the United States. Her interests are focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health, and she is currently developing an international network to address emerging infectious diseases and water issues, including safe drinking water for both the developed and developing world. She is a nationally respected scientist and educator, and has authored or co-authored 16 books and more than 700 scientific publications. She produced the award-winning film, Invisible Seas, and has served on editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. She is the author of A Lab of One’s Own.
COMMENTERS:   DR. VINTON G. GERF, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google
    DR. NORMAN KAHN, National Security Consultant