Olesya Zakharova


Senior Lecturer of Law, Irkutsk State University

Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
(January – June 2013)


The “Effect of Absence”of the Importance of Human
Rights in Russian Society and Russian-European Relations

My project is centered on Russian society‘s attitude towards human rights and the effects it has on EURussian relations. My aim is to understand whether there are any prospects of the interiorization of human rights concept to the legal consciousness of Russians. I will also focus on the question how participants of bilateral negotiations can maintain a viable and constructive policy despite their differences in opinion.