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About Bill Bowring

Professor of Law in the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London. He is a practising barrister at Field Court Chambers, Gray's Inn. Professor Bowring has extensive professional practice representing applicants and appearing in the European Court of Human Rights.

Articles by Bill Bowring

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Putin's dissertation and the revenge of RuNet

While increasing regulation and manipulation are restricting Russia’s online space, activists are still finding innovative ways to use it to uncover corruption, such as a site uncovering plagiarism among Russian politicians.

Legal Nihilism in Russia

In May 2008 the newly-elected President Medvedev, himself a lawyer, promised legal reform in Russia, but there are few signs of it as yet, says Bill Bowring
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