Legal Dialogue Journal is an online platform for robust conversations about legal issues for lawyers, law students, grassroots activists, NGOs, and the engaged general public in the European Union and Russia. While the journal covers many topics, it focuses mainly on public interest law and human rights. It aims to explain legal issues that are critical to Russian civil society to readers in the EU while acquainting Russian readers with current legal developments and best practices in the EU countries. Finally, it expands the range of active participants and beneficiaries of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum’s Legal Dialogue Programme.
EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is a network of thematically diverse non-governmental organisations from Russia and the European Union, established as a bottom-up, non-partisan civic initiative. The Forum serves as a platform for members to engage in joint activities, articulate common positions, provide support and solidarity, and exert civic influence on policy- and decision-making on the (inter)governmental level. Driven by a vision of ‘the civil society beyond borders’, the Forum brings together organisations and people and therefore contributes to the integration between Russia and the EU, based on common values of pluralistic democracy, rule of law, human rights and social justice.