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About the project

European labour law: protection of human rights

The module "European labour law: protection of human rights" will create an information chain about the achievements of Europe in the field of labour law for the people of our region and for Russian society. The study of the European experience in the field of training of labour and employment standards and the experience of applying these standards to improve the level of protection of human rights are very important for Russians, including law students, managers, young researchers, those who can contribute to the formation of a single legal field with the EU in the future.

During the preparation of this project, European labour legislation, judicial practice and the experience of European universities were studied. The teaching staff of the module has the necessary knowledge in the field of European labour law and the experience in organizing scientific, educational and practical activities on labour law and labour relations.

The implementation of the project contributes to:
- assimilation of the main provisions of European labour legislation with emphasis on the protection of human rights by students;
- acquisition of the necessary skills to understand the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the ECHR;
- encouraging the search for ways to improve Russian labour legislation;
- acceptance of humanistic values.

The implementation of the project provides for the phased realization of the elements of the plan specified in the project description and identification of the three main stages: "approval", "fixation" and "smoothing". Each stage includes about 10 activities. After the completion of the stage, "work on errors" is necessarily performed. It provides correction of the tactics of the project for maximum efficiency.

Project activities are described in detail in the section "Мероприятия".

Project Manager


Irina Filipova


2019 - present

Associate Professor, Department of Labour Law and Environmental Law, Law Faculty of the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Labour Law, International and National Labour Law, European labour law)


2015 - 2019      

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Law and Civil Procedure, Law Faculty of the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Labour Law, International and National Labour Law)

​2008 - 2015 

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Law and Civil Procedure, Law Faculty of the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Labour Law)

2003 - 2010

Human Resources Lawyer, Municipal Enterprise of Nizhny Novgorod "Center of Urban Development" (part time)

​2001 - 2008

Lecturer, Department of Civil Law and Civil Procedure, Law Faculty of the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Labour Law)

​1997 - 2001

Assistant, Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Law Faculty of the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Constitutional Law)



Certificate of ITEC Capacity Building Program on Science Diplomacy, Research and Information System for Developing Countries under the ITEC/SCAAP of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi (India)


​2015 - 2016

Diploma of Professional Retraining, Program "Leaders of change for global universities", Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO (Russia)


Certificate of Training, French Mediterranean Academy of Language, Perpignan (France)

​1997 - 2000

Diploma of Candidate of Sciences, Specialty "Jurisprudence"

​1992 - 1997

Diploma with Honors, Specialty "Jurisprudence", Lobachevsky State University of  Nizhny Novgorod



Participant of the Seminar of Comparative and European Law (University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy)

Winner of the programme of initiative research projects, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (a grant to study the effect of robotization on labour relations and labour law)

Internship at the University of Rennes-1 in the framework of the project "European Labour Law", Erasmus+ Jean Monnet (France)


Winner of the Erasmus+ - Jean Monnet programme (Jean Monnet Module, 2018-2021)

Participant of the intensive program "Island 10-21" (for technology leaders). Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok (Russia)

​Participant of the Summer School on the Practice of International Human Rights Law, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence (France)

​MOOC Course "Discrimination in the Workplace: What Does the Law Say?" Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris. Certificate, May, 2018. Final score: 81%  (



Internship at the University of Grenoble-Alpes, November 15 - December 14, 2017. Study: Reform of Labour law in France (France)

​Participant of the Seminar "European Union and Cross-border Security Threats: Law, Policy and Practice", 16-19 October 2017. Interuniversity House of Human Sciences – Alsace, University of Strasbourg (France)


Winner of the International Competition "Best Scientific Book" for the Monograph "Characteristics of Labour Regulations on the Law of Russia and France". Comparative Legal Study

MOOC Course "European Labour Law". Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris. Certificate, December 5, 2016. Final score: 80 % (



MOOC Course "International Law and Comparative Law: Crossing Views". Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris. Certificate, August 17, 2015 (Coursera)

MOOC Course "Introduction to Human Rights". University of Geneva. Certificate, April 21, 2015 (Coursera)


Diploma (3rd Place) of the International Competition "Smart & Art in Law and Economy 2014" for the Project "Mediation and Labour Law: the Use of Mediation in the Field of Work"


(where the language is not specified - in Russian)

  1. Filipova I. Digital future: the world of work and management of its transformation with the help of law. Labour and Social Law. 2021. No. 3. Pp. 30-34.

  2. Filipova I. Labour law in the transition to a digital society: ongoing changes and outlines of the future. Journal of Russian law. 2021. No. 3. Pp. 92-105. DOI: 10.12737/jrl.2021.036

  3. Filipova I. The impact of digital technologies on labour: guidelines for labour law. Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod State University, 2021. 106 p. ISBN  978-5-91326-663-7

  4. Filipova I., Solovieva S. New psychosocial risks for workers in the digital economy and their legal regulation in Russia and the European Union. Lawyer. 2020. No. 1. Pp. 40-45.

  5. Filipova I. Labour law: challenges of digital society. Law. Journal of the Higher School of Economics. 2020. No. 2. Pp. 162-182. DOI: 10.17323 / 2072-8166.2020.2.162.182

  6. Filipova I. Atypical Employment: A Problem Statement in European Labour Law. In the collection: Typical and Atypical Employment: Research and Regulation Perspectives (Fifth Gusovsky Readings). Materials of the International Scientific and Practical Conference May 30-31, 2019. M. 2020. Pp. 172-176.

  7. Filipova I. Development of legal regulation of labour in the context of Industry 4.0 at the European level / in the book "The Russian legal system in the context of the fourth industrial revolution. Materials of the VI Moscow Legal Forum, XVI International Scientific and Practical Conference. In 3 parts". 2019. Part 1. Pp. 291-294.

  8. Filipova I., Volk E. Transformation of legal regulation of labour: how the experience of the EU member states can help the EAEU member states. Legal world. 2019. No.10. Pp. 51-54.

  9. Filipova I. European Labour Law: textbook, Nizhny Novgorod: UNN. 2019. 79 p.

  10. Filipova I. Artificial intelligence, labour relations and law: influence and interaction. State and law. 2019. No. 11. Pp. 69-77. DOI: 10.31857/S013207690007472-1

  11. Filipova I. Transformation of the legal regulation of labour in the digital society. Artificial intelligence and labour law. Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod State University, 2019. 89 p. ISBN 978-5-91326-546-3

  12. Filipova I. Robot worker: reality, risks, regulation. Russian Justice. 2019. № 3. Pp. 57-59

  13. Filipova I. A. Legal regulation of labour 2020: the paradigm shift due to digitalization of the economy. Lawyer. 2018. No. 11. Pp. 31-35. DOI: 10.18572/1812-3929-2018-11-31-35

  14. Filipova I. A. Legal Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: the Need for Regulation in Russia, Foreign Studies and Practice. State and law. 2018. No. 9. Pp. 79-88. DOI: 10.31857/S013207690001517-0

  15. Filipova I. A. Labour law of the European Union: common features and differences in comparison with Russian labour law. Bulletin of the Nizhny Novgorod Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. 2018. No. 1 (41). Pp. 202-207. DOI: 10.24411/2078-5356-2018-00031

  16. Filipova I. A. Mediation in collective labour disputes: limitations and opportunities (taking into account foreign experience). Journal of Russian law. 2018. No. 5. Pp. 113-124. DOI: 10.12737/art_2018_5_11

  17. Filipova I. A. Comparative analysis of the legal regulation of labour relations in Russia, France, USA and UK. Journal of foreign legislation and comparative law. 2017. No. 1 (62). Pp. 137-142. DOI: 10.12737/24310.

  18. Filipova I., Filipov V. Mediation in enforcement proceedings: Application in the European countries and prospects of application in the Russian Federation. Actual problems of economics and law. 2017. No. 1. Pp. 180-188. DOI: 10.21202/1993-047X.11.2017.1.180-188. (in English)

  19. Filipova I. A., Gvozdeva D. O., Galitskaya V. A. Science Diplomacy for Innovation Policy of Russian Universities. ITEC Programme on Science Diplomacy. New Delhi. 2017. Pp. 7-13. (in English)

  20. Filipova I. А., Kiriya I. V., Klimova T. V., Koritchin D. A., Bashorina O. V., Lobatuk V. V., Popova E. A. Producing as creative management technology of educational activity. University management: practice and analysis. 2017, vol. 21. No. 2 (108). Pp. 33-43. DOI 10.15826/umpa.2017.02.018

  21. Filipova I. A. Artificial Intelligence and Labour Relations: Social Perspectives and Trends in Legal Regulation. Russian Justice. 2017. № 11. Pp. 65-67.

  22. Filipova I. A. The use of electronic means to record working time and monitor the implementation of labour duties: the legal framework. Kadrovik. 2017. № 1. Pp. 8-12.

  23. Filipova I. A. French Labour Law Reform - 2016. Labour and Social Law. 2017. No. 1 (21). Pp. 36-39. (Belarus)

  24. Filipova I. A. The resolution of labour disputes in Russia, Kazakhstan, France and Germany. Law and State. 2016. No. 4 (73). Pp. 93-96. (Kazakhstan)

  25. Filipova I. A. Sources of labor law in Russia, Kazakhstan and France. Law and State. 2016. No. 1 (70). Pp. 81-85. (Kazakhstan)

  26. Filipova I. A. Features of the legal regulation of labour under the laws of Russia and France. Comparative legal research: monograph / Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod State University. 2016. 115 p. ISBN 978-5-91326-392-6

  27. Filipova I. A. European labour law: principles, sources, features. Bulletin of Polotsk State University. Series D: Economic and legal sciences. 2016. No. 13. Pp. 159-162. (Belarus)

  28. Filipova I. A. Settlement of a labour dispute through mediation: current state of legislation, practice of its application and development prospects. Journal of Russian Law. 2016. No. 6. Pp. 93-99.

  29. Filipova I. A. The grounds and features of the termination of the employment contract under the modern Russian and French labour legislation. State and law. 2016. No. 3. Pp. 36-43.

  30. Filipova I. A. The concept, form and content of an employment contract under the laws of Russia, France, Great Britain, the United States and China. Russian Law Journal. 2016. No. 3. Pp. 187-194.

  31. Filipova I. A. Features of the legal regulation of working time and rest time under the labour law of France. Labour law in Russia and abroad. 2016. No. 2. Pp. 60-64.

  32. Filipova I. A. Mediation in litigation: the experience of the United States, Germany and France, the possibility of its use for the reform of Russian legislation. Advocat. 2015. No. 7. Pp. 34-39.

  33. Filipova I. A. Labour contract, the procedure for its conclusion and amendment (on the example of Russian and French legislation). Russian legal journal. 2015. No. 1. Pp. 99-104.

  34. Filipova I. A. The role of conventions of the International Labor Organization as sources of labour law in Russia and in France. Labour law in Russia and abroad. 2015. № 3. Pp. 59-61.

  35. Filipova I. A. International and national labor law. Nizhny Novgorod: UNN, 2015. 80 p.

  36. Filipova I. International and Comparative Labor Law. Nizhny Novgorod: UNN, 2015. 38 p. (in French)

  37. Filipova I. A. Disciplinary responsibility of employees: a comparative analysis of the Russian and French labour laws. Russian Justice. 2014. No. 12. Pp. 16-18.

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