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Russia’s Interference in the US Judiciary
July 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Please join the Atlantic Council for the launch of our report, Russia’s Interference in the US Judiciary on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators).Panelists: Dr. Anders Åslund Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center Atlantic Council Mr. William Browder CEO, Hermitage Capital Management; Head, Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign Mr. Pavel Ivlev Lawyer, formerly representing Yukos; Chairman, Committee for Russian Economic Freedom Mr. Casey Michel Reporter ThinkProgress Moderated by: Ms. Brittany Beaulieu Fellow and Program Officer, Alliance for Securing Democracy The German Marshall Fund of the United States Under President Vladimir Putin, lawlessness has taken over the Russian state, including its law enforcement branch. Putin’s system and its proxies are exploiting both the domestic and international legal system to their own benefits. This system stands in sharp contrast to Western rule of law, but it utilizes the Western financial and legal system to its own benefit. The US justice system needs to address this exploitation of the US judiciary for nefarious purposes and act decisively to safeguard US democratic institutions. The report, which is authored by Dr. Anders Åslund, senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, outlines the ways the Kremlin is exploiting the US judicial system to undermine the rule of law both in Russia and in the United States. The Atlantic Council is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss this topic. Speakers include Dr. Anders Åslund, Mr. Bill Browder, Mr. Pavel Ivlev, Mr. Casey Michel. The discussion will be moderated by Ms. Brittany Beaulieu.