Welcome to the website of the British-Russian Law Association (BRLA)!

The BRLA was established in 1992 as the successor to the British-Soviet Law Association following the break-up of the Soviet Union.

Our first years coincided with profound changes in the Russian legal system. To reflect this our original remit involved assisting the development of the legal profession in Russia through mutual exchanges and training programmes, providing advice and assistance in connection with the administration of justice in the Russian Federation and the drafting of legislation and organising high level meetings and round table discussions on developing legal issues.

In the 1990`s the BRLA organised a number of seminars in Russia funded by the British government involving leading judges, lawyers and academics from the UK and Russia on a range of subjects including: inward investment, judicial review, judicial training, children`s rights and prisoners` rights.

We also acted as hosts to delegations of Russian judges and lawyers visiting the UK.

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