Vadzim Samaryn, PhD

Vadzim SamarynAssociate Professor at the Department of Criminal Procedure and Directorate of Public Prosecutions

Personal information
Born on February 25-th, 1980 in Minsk.

In 2002 Vadzim Samaryn graduated from the Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University with honours. In 2002 he became a laureate of the Presidential Fund for Social Support of gifted students. From 2002 to 2006 was a postgraduate student at the Department of Criminal Procedure and Directorate of Public Prosecutions (Belarusian State University, Law Faculty). In 2003-2004 took a study course on German law (University of Tübingen, the Higher Regional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia).

In June 2006 he defended the thesis “Interaction between criminal prosecuting bodies, courts of the Republic of Belarus and institutions of justice in foreign countries on criminal matters” and was awarded PhD in Law (Candidate of Science).

Since 2006 he has been with the Department of Criminal Procedure and Directorate of Public Prosecutions (Belarusian State University, Law Faculty) as a junior lecturer, lecturer, associate professor.

In 2010 lectured at the Dalian University of Technology (China), Mykolas Romeris University (Lietuva), Deusto University (Spain), in 2014 lectured at the Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University (Kazakhstan) as a visiting professor.

Scholarly interests are connected with the criminal procedure, international and comparative criminal procedure, international legal assistance in criminal matters, institutional (constitutional) law of the European Union. He published more than 70 scientific papers.

Communicates in Belarusian, English, German, Russian.

Reports at International Conferences
20-21.11.2008 – Baltic Expert Workshop: European Integration – Challenges and Visions from the Baltic Perspectives (Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia) – “European Union and Belarus: legal assistance in criminal matters”.

23-27.09.2009 – Belarus and Europarat (Philipps University of Marburg, Germany) – “Östliche Partnerschaft: die Perspektiven für Belarus und die Europäischen Union”.

21-24.09.2011 – Recht der Erneurbaren Energien (Philipps University of Marburg, Germany) –“Rechtliche Bestimmungen erneuerbarer Energien in der Republik Belarus”.

07-08.06.2012 – Lietuvos Respublikos baudžiamojo proceso kodeksui - 10 metų (Vilnius University, Lithuania) –“Регламентация международной правовой помощи по уголовным делам в УПК Республики Беларусь”.

05-09.10.2013 – Rechtsfragen der wirtschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit von Privatunternehmen Deutschland/Belarus (Philipps University of Marburg, Germany) –“Das Adhäsionsklage als Mittel zum Schutz der Interessen der juristischen Person in einem Strafverfahren in Belarus”.

06-08.11.2015 – 27. Baltisches Seminar: Boris Meissner, Osteuropa und das Völkerrecht ( Carl-Schirren-Gesellschaft e.V., Germany) –“Belarus, ein Mittler zwischen Russland und der Europäischen Union”.

27.11.2015 – Belarus als Brückenstaat zwischen der Europäischen Union und der russischen Föderation (Philipps University of Marburg, Germany) –“Belarus als Brückenstaat zwischen der Europäischen Union und der russischen Föderation”.

Number of International Conferences in Belarus (Minsk, Hrodna), Russia (Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg), Ukraine (Khmelnitski, Lviv).

Participation in international Projects
2013 - 2017 - quality manager of the TEMPUS-project “Training on alternative dispute resolution as an approach for ensuring of human rights”.

2014 - 2016 – chief researcher of the joint-project with Kuban State University “Alternative methods of dispute resolution in the transformed criminal procedure”.

2008 - 2010 - quality manager of the TEMPUS-project “New specialisation in European economic law at Belarusian universities”.

Title: associate professor

Courses: Criminal Procedure, Institutional Structure of the European Union, Law Basics

Recent publications

1. Уголовный процесс : учеб.-метод. пособие (Criminal procedure: Coursebook) / А.А. Данилевич, О.В. Петрова, В.И. Самарин (A.A. Danilevich, O.V. Petrova, V.I. Samaryn). – Минск (Minsk) : БГУ, 2016. – 432 p. (in Russian)

The coursebook presents the general and special part of the discipline “Criminal Procedure” in form of short lectures: theoretical concepts and principles of criminal procedure, the legal status of participants in criminal proceedings, measures providing the safety of participants of the criminal procedure and other persons. The authors also define the provisions of the law of evidence, the grounds and procedure of enforcement of coercive measures, procedure for examination of a civil claim and other provisions. The book has part for practical trainings of law-students (plans of workshops, role games, topics for course works, essays, etc.).

2. Зайцева Л.Л., Самарин В.И. и др. (Zaitseva L.L., Samaryn V.I., etc.) Альтернативное разрешение споров в уголовном процессе (Alternative Dispute Resolution in Criminal Procedure) : учеб.-метод. пособие ; под ред. У. Хелльманна, С.А. Балашенко, Л.Л. Зайцевой. – Минск (Minsk) : Изд. центр БГУ, 2015. – 223 p. – ISBN 978-985-553-299-7. (in Russian)

The book is comprehensive because it includes issues of legal conflict resolution, international public law, criminal and criminal procedural law connected with the origin, development and implementing of alternative dispute resolution of criminal cases in the world.

3. Ландо Д.Д., Самарин В.И. (Lando D.D., Samaryn V.I.) Европейское публичное право (Public Law of the European Union) : монография. – М. (Moscow) : Проспект, 2015. – 208 p. – ISBN 978-5-392-15444-9. (in Russian)

The book reveals basic issues of public law of the European Union. Modern trends of European Union law are taken into account in the interpretation of the book material. Changes caused by entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community on December 13, 2007 on the December 1, 2009 are examined.

4. Данилевич А.А., Самарин В.И. (Danilevich A.A., Samaryn V.I.) Международная правовая помощь по уголовным делам: уголовно-процессуальный аспект (International legal assistance in criminal matters). – Минск (Minsk) : БГУ, 2009. – 127 p. – ISBN 978-985-518-152-2. (in Russian)

The paper analyses a new institution of Criminal Procedure Law for the Republic of Belarus - international legal assistance in criminal matters. The book can be useful for the interpretation of the rules of Section XV of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Belarus.

The most notable publications
1. Самарин В.И. (Samaryn V.I.) Интерпол. Международная организация уголовной полиции (Interpol. International Criminal Police Organisation). – СПб (Sankt-Petersburg) : Питер, 2004. – 202 p. – ISBN 5-94723-784-9. (in Russian)

The paper studies creation, development, structure and activities of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), as well as Interpol National Central Bureau in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Germany, the United States and in some other countries.

2. Samarin V., Zaitseva L. Criminal Procedure System of the Republic of Belarus // Transition of Criminal Procedure Systems; Editor Berislav Pavišić. In 2 vol. – Rijeka: Naklada Žagar, 2002-2004. – Vol. II: Belarus, Estonia, Georgia and other. – 2004. – P. 1-25. – ISBN 953-6597-44-6. (in English)

The present national report is an outcome of the project conceived within the Institute of Penal Sciences of the Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka (Croatia). It reflects cooperation between fifteen universities, four academies, three supreme courts and numerous researchers from various European countries.

3. Samaryn Vadzim. Rechtshilfe in Strafsachen in der Republik Belarus (Legal assistance in criminal matters in the Republic of Belarus) // Osteuropa-Recht. – 2008. – Nr. 5. – P. 298-308. – ISSN 0030-6444. (in German)

The article reveals peculiarities of legal assistance in criminal matters in the Republic of Belarus.

4. Самарын В.І. (Samaryn V.I.) Да пытання аб забеспячэнні роўнасці дзяржаўных моў у Рэспубліцы Беларусь (On the issue of ensuring of equality of official languages in the Republic of Belarus) // Веснік Канстытуцыйнага Суда Рэспублiкi Беларусь (Bulletin of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus). – 2007. – № 3. – P. 67-74. (in Belarusian)

5. Самарын В. І. (Samaryn V.I.) Крымінальны працэс Федэратыўнай Рэспублікі Германія (Criminal Procedure of the Federal Republic of Germany) // Юстыцыя Беларусі (Justice of Belarus). – 2007. – № 8 (68). – P. 61-64; № 9 (69). – P. 45-50; № 10 (70). – P. 30-34. – ISSN 1729-3731. (in Belarusian)

6. Самарин В., Стоянов Н. (Samaryn V., Stojanov N.) Проблемы совершенствования правового регулирования допустимости доказательств в уголовном процессе Украины и Республики Беларусь: сравнительно-правовой анализ (Problems of improving of the legal regulation of the admissibility of evidence in criminal proceedings of Ukraine and Belarus: comparative legal analysis) // Підприємництво, господарство і право (Business, Economy and Law). – 2009. – № 5. – P. 139-143. (in Russian)

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