Law and Legal System of the Russian Federation Sixth Edition

Author: Peter B. Maggs
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1578234433
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This book is a detailed treatment of the Russian legal system written especially for English-speaking law students and lawyers. While it is designed primarily as a casebook, extended discussions of the law, numerous citations to original Russian sources, and detailed suggestions for finding these sources on the Internet also make it useful as a reference for scholars specializing in Russian studies and for lawyers who know Russian but not Russian law. The authors have decades of experience following the Russian legal system, with one concentrating on human rights, court procedure, and criminal law and procedure, the other on civil, commercial, and tax law. Chapters cover key aspects of the Russian legal system, including sources of law, the judicial system, the legal profession, constitutional law, individual rights, civil and commercial law, civil procedure, private international law, foreign investment law, criminal procedure, administrative law, and tax law. The book covers major changes in Russian law since the previous edition was published, including more reliance on judicial precedent, increasing the independence of criminal investigators from prosecutors, dealing with abuse of the legal system by corrupt officials to steal businesses from their rightful owners, and closing loopholes in the tax system. The new edition also chronicles the continuing struggle of the European Court of Human Rights and activist Russian lawyers to push Russian law toward international standards.

Law and Legal System of the Russian Federation

Author: William Burnham
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1578232546
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Provides an introduction to the principal features of the law and legal institutions of present-day Russia. Includes explanatory text and translated decisions of the Russian Constitutional Court, Supreme Court and Supreme Arbitrazh court, followed by notes and questions in a "casebook" approach -- Preface, p. xvii.

International Law and Domestic Legal Systems

Author: Dinah Shelton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199694907
Format: PDF, Kindle
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By providing a systematic analysis of how international law is incorporated and implemented in over two dozen states, this book analyzes how the international order and national legal systems interact with each other. It highlights the mutual influence of international and domestic legal systems and how changes in each are modifying the other.

Russian Federation Legislative Survey

Author: Ferdinand J. M. Feldbrugge
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9780792332435
Format: PDF
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This special issue of the "REVIEW OF CENTRAL AND EAST EUROPEAN LAW" compiles the material published under the head Russian Federation Legislative Survey' in the six 1993 issues of the journal. It covers Russian legislation from the date of the Declaration of the State of Sovereignty of the RSFSR (12 June 1990) until the end of 1992. The principal watershed in this period was the disappearance of the USSR. This event had far-reaching consequences for Russian law, because of the two-tier character of law in the former Soviet Union: USSR law at the top, and underneath the subordinate legal systems of the individual union republics, including the RSFSR. These consequences can still be felt in many areas, and it will take considerable time and major efforts to replace all USSR law by new Russian enactments. The Institute of East European Law and Russian Studies intends to bring this survey up to date as soon as possible. This is of course desirable for the practitioner, as well as for the academic user. It is felt, however, that it was imperative to build on a solid foundation, even if it meant some delay in the beginning. As new official sources of legislation emerge, as some already have in 1993, they will be included in the issues of the "REVIEW OF CENTRAL AND EAST" "EUROPEAN LAW," The present survey is a reprint of the fourth issue of the "REVIEW OF CENTRAL AND EAST EUROPEAN LAW" (1994) and is available gratis to subscribers.

The Operation of International Law in the Russian Legal system

Author: Sergey Yu. Marochkin
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004391010
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In this volume Sergey Marochkin offers a detailed comparative analysis of the changing approach to the operation and realization of international legal norms and obligations within the Russian legal system based on doctrine, legislation and judicial practice since the adoption of the Russian Constitution in 1993.

The World Bank Legal Review Volume 6 Improving Delivery in Development

Author: Jan Wouters
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464803781
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In recent years, better delivery in development has been at the center of development discourse. There is now wide agreement that today'sdevelopment challenges demand effective solutions that fully integrate the aspirations, voices, needs, and support of citizens. But how canthe international community translate that realization into practical accomplishment?Volume 6 of The World Bank Legal Review examines delivery challenges through the lens of three concepts that are critical to better development outcomes: voice, social contract, and accountability. The volume turns a spotlight on the nature of this interlocking trio, revealing that their consistent integration into both the design and the implementation of development efforts is indispensable if successful outcomes are to result.Written by seasoned practitioners and eminent scholars from across the globe, the volume's 24 chapters illuminate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to development. Development practitioners devoted to rule of law and justice must work with experts from various disciplines to create a synergistic dynamic that can optimize the integration of voice, social contract, and accountability into development efforts.

The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Russian Law

Author: Anton Burkov
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838256395
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This book analyzes the practice of Russia honoring her legal obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR): to secure to everyone within its jurisdiction the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention (Article 1 of the ECHR). The study comes to the conclusion that the impact of the ECHR on the Russian legal system, in terms of its implementation by domestic courts, is unsatisfactory. The jurisprudence of the Supreme Court and Supreme Arbitration Court is an attempt to demonstrate to the Council of Europe that the ECHR is being applied, rather than to implement the ECHR. In contrast, the jurisprudence emerging from decisions of the Russian Federation's Constitutional Court and district courts indicates a better understanding of the spirit of the ECHR. Still, the rare instances in which domestic courts implemented the ECHR were, more often than not, prompted by applicants' arguments based on ECHR case-law, rather than by the courts. The book suggests methods of ensuring a more effective implementation of the ECHR's provisions within Russian national law. It develops recommendations on how to assess the Russian government's compliance with judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, and how to interpret explanations submitted by Russia to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on her implementation of the ECHR.

Russian Civil Legislation Pts 1 2 The Civil Code and Other Surviving Civil Legislation of the Russian Federation

Author: Russia (Federation)
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041194924
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This volume contains the revisions up to August 15, 1999 to Parts One and Two, often referred to as the `General Part', of the Russian Civil Code. William E. Butler's expert translation presents a clear interpretation of this vital text for all involved in Russian legal and commercial matters. As the Russian Civil Code is often the standard model for the other CIS states, amendments to this legislation are important to monitor.