Law and Legal System of the Russian Federation - Sixth Edition

Author: Peter B. Maggs,Olga Schwartz,William Burnham

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1578234433

Category: Courts

Page: 956

View: 8868

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,Gennadiĭ Mikhaĭlovich Danilenko,Peter B. Maggs

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1578232546

Category: History

Page: 702

View: 3313

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.

Russian Legal Texts:The Foundations of a Rule-of-Law State and a Market Economy

Author: William Butler,Jane Elisabeth Henderson

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041106251

Category: Law

Page: 829

View: 1050

This important new volume contains an extensive collection of Russian legal texts translated by the eminent Russian scholar William E. Butler and edited by Professor Butler and Professor Jane E. Henderson. Features unique to Russian Legal Texts: The Foundation of a Rule-of-Law State and a Market Economy include new translation of all material and introductory notes on the legislative history of each enactment, and contextual observations. The broad scope of this work provides the practitioner, legal scholar, government legal adviser, and student with an excellent reference tool for understanding contemporary Russian legal structures.

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

Author: Anton Burkov

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 3838256395

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

View: 7042

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.

The Degradation of the International Legal Order?

The Rehabilitation of Law and the Possibility of Politics

Author: Bill Bowring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135330905

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 4070

Providing the basis for critical engagement with the pessimism of the contemporary age, The Degradation of the International Legal Order? argues passionately for a rehabilitation of the honour of historic events and processes, and of their role in generating legal concepts. Drawing primarily from the Marxian tradition, but also engaging with a range of contemporary work in critical theory and critical legal and human rights scholarship, this book analyses historical and recent international events and processes in order to challenge their orthodox interpretation. What is thus proposed is a new evaluation of international legal principles and human rights norms, the revolutionary content of which, it is argued, turns them from mere rhetoric into powerful weapons of struggle. Accessibly written, but theoretically sophisticated, this original and timely book is intended for critical teachers and students of international law, human rights, and international relations, as well as legal and political activists.

American Government, Roots and Reform, 2009 Edition

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478425318

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 4505

Facts101 is your complete guide to American Government, Roots and Reform, 2009 Edition. In this book, you will learn topics such as Federalism, State and Local Government, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Russian Federation Legislative Survey

June 1990-December 1993

Author: Ferdinand J. M. Feldbrugge,Natasha Sivakoff,Gainan Avilov

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792332435

Category: Law

Page: 275

View: 6921

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.

Public Policy And Law in Russia: In Search of a Unified Legal And Political Space

Essays in Honor of Donald D. Barry

Author: Robert S. Sharlet,F. J. Ferdinand Joseph Maria Feldbrugge,Donald D. Barry

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004149163

Category: Law

Page: 318

View: 1160

This work traces the attempt to complete the creation of a unified legal and political system in contemporary Russia. Multiple political and legal aspects of the problem are examined by both political scientists and legal scholars. The volume focuses on post-Soviet developments in Russia, especially during the Putin administration. The contributors' perspectives include constitutional law, judicial development, law reform, human rights, federalism, and international law. The collective study finds that much progress has been made toward the unification of political and legal space in Russia, although significant problems remain to be addressed in order for the process to continue to move forward.

Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition

Author: Shawn C. Smallman,Kimberley Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621665

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 3769

This innovative introduction to international and global studies, updated and revised in a new edition, offers instructors in the social sciences and humanities a core textbook for teaching undergraduates in this rapidly growing field. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what is a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor, Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown introduce key concepts, themes, and issues and then examine each in lively chapters on essential topics that include the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics, the authors explore such timely and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), human rights, multinational corporations, and the connections among them. New to this edition: * The latest research on debates over privacy rights and surveillance since Edward Snowden's disclosures * Updates on significant political and economic developments throughout the world, including a new case study of European Union, Icelandic, and Greek responses to the 2008 fiscal crisis * The newest information about the rise of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the decline of the Peak Oil movement, and climate change, including the latter's effects on the Arctic and Antarctica * A dedicated website with authors' blog and a teaching tab with syllabi, class activities, and well-designed, classroom-tested resources * An updated teacher's manual available online, including sample examination questions, additional resources for each chapter, and special assistance for teaching ESL students * Updated career advice for international studies majors

A History of Ukraine

The Land and Its Peoples, Second Edition

Author: Paul Robert Magocsi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442698799

Category: History

Page: 896

View: 4236

First published in 1996, A History of Ukraine quickly became the authoritative account of the evolution of Europe's second largest country. In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Paul Robert Magocsi examines recent developments in the country's history and uses new scholarship in order to expand our conception of the Ukrainian historical narrative. New chapters deal with the Crimean Khanate in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and new research on the pre-historic Trypillians, the Italians of the Crimea and the Black Death, the Karaites, Ottoman and Crimean slavery, Soviet-era ethnic cleansing, and the Orange Revolution is incorporated. Magocsi has also thoroughly updated the many maps that appear throughout. Maintaining his depiction of the multicultural reality of past and present Ukraine, Magocsi has added new information on Ukraine's peoples and discusses Ukraine's diasporas. Comprehensive, innovative, and geared towards teaching, the second edition of A History of Ukraine is ideal for both teachers and students.

Subnational Budgeting in Russia

Preempting a Potential Crisis

Author: Lev M. Freinkman,Daniel Treisman,Stepan Titov

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821345931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 131

View: 1668

"Not only are Russia's regions economically diverse, but the policies that regional governments have adopted to deal with the strains of economic transition also vary widely. Some regions have generally embraced market reforms, while others have sought to preserve enclaves of socialism, with price restrictions, large subsidies, and barriers to trade." Reforms of Russia's budgetary system at the subnational level are vital to preserve macroeconomic stability, improve the efficiency and accountability of government, and enhance incentives for local and regional governments to vigorously support economic growth. Previous analytical and reform efforts have focused on possible changes at the federal level and in the system of center-region relations. An opportunity now exists to make progress by providing reform advice and conditional aid to policymakers at the regional and subregional level. This report focuses on opportunities for reform at the subnational level. It reviews recent trends in fiscal adjustment, budgeting, and government debt at the regional and local levels in Russia. It analyzes major problems and suggests a number of measures and performance indicators that could form part of a reform strategy initiated by the Government of Russia.

The Corporation Under Russian Law, 1800-1917

A Study in Tsarist Economic Policy

Author: Thomas C. Owen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521529440

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 6765

The story of the uneasy accommodation between tsarist autocracy and the modern corporation.

International Sales Law

A Global Challenge

Author: Larry A. DiMatteo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107782805

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9876

This book brings together the top international sales law scholars from twenty-three countries to review the Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods (CISG) and its role in the unification of global sales law. It reviews the substance of CISG rules and analyzes alternative interpretations. A comparative analysis is given of how countries have accepted, interpreted, and applied the CISG. Theoretical insights are offered into the problems of uniform laws, the CISG's role in bridging the gap between the common and civil legal traditions, and the debate over good faith in CISG jurisprudence. The book reviews case law relating to the interpretation and application of the provisions of the CISG; analyzes how it has been recognized and implemented by national courts and arbitral tribunals; offers insights into problems of uniformity of application of an international sales convention; compares the CISG with the English Sale of Goods Act and places it in the context of other texts of UNCITRAL; and analyzes the CISG from the practitioner's perspective.

IMF/Survey Issue

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1455223506


Page: N.A

View: 6386

The rationale for IMF lending to Russia has been widely questioned, as have the record of earlier programs and the use made of previous IMF loans. In the following article, John Odling-Smee, Director of the IMF’s European II Department, explains that the resumed lending was fully justified to support Russia’s most recent economic policies.

The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces

Author: Dieter Fleck,Stuart Addy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198268947

Category: Law

Page: 625

View: 1947

This handbook elaborates clear status provisions for military and civilian personnel of foreign armed forces in a receiving state. It provides an up-to-date commentary on applicable status law provisions. Case studies describe and evaluate specific practice in Germany, Japan, Korea, Russia, and in former Yugoslavia. The status of UN Peacekeeping Forces and headquarters agreements of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are discussed in separate chapters. Annexes provide the texts of key legal instruments.

Judicial Law-Making in Post-Soviet Russia

Author: Alexander Vereshchagin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135392226

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 8038

A novel and incisive investigation of the role of judicial precedents and customs in Russian law, this book examines the trends in the development of judge-made law in Russian civil law since the demise of the Soviet Union. Exploring the interrelated propositions that a certain creative element is intrinsic to the judicial function in modern legal systems, which are normally shaped by both legislators and judges and that the Russian legal system is not an exception to this rule, the author argues that the rejection or acceptance of judge-made law can no longer be sufficient grounds for distinguishing between common law and civil law systems for the purposes of comparative analysis. Divided into six chapters, it covers: the principles applied by judges when interpreting legal acts; analyzing a number of academic writings on this subject the boundaries of the realm of judge-made law and the problem of 'hard cases' and the factors, which make them 'hard' a taxonomy of forms in which Russian courts effectuate their law-creation functions current policies of courts in legal and socio-political matters joint-stock societies and arbitrazh courts. Estimating the degree of creativity within different branches of the Russian judiciary and explaining the difference in the approaches of various courts as well as setting-out proposals as to how the discrepancies in judicial practice can be avoided, Judicial Law-Making in Post-Soviet Russia is invaluable reading for all students of international law, comparative law, legal skills, method and systems and jurisprudence and philosophy of law.

Why Yemen Matters

A Society in Transition

Author: Helen Lackner

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 0863567827

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 9957

In November 2011, an agreement brokered by the GCC brought an end to Yemen's tumultuous uprising. The National Dialogue Conference has opened a window of opportunity for change, bringing Yemen's main political forces together with groups that were politically marginalized. Yet, the risk of collapse is serious, and if Yemen is to remain a viable state, it must address numerous political, social and economic challenges. In this invaluable volume, experts with extensive Yemen experience provide innovative analysis of the country's major crises: centralized governance, the role of the military, ethnic conflict, separatism, Islamism, foreign intervention, water scarcity and economic development. This is essential reading for academi, journalists, development workers, diplomats, politicians and students alike. 'Essential reading ... The authors shed light on the context of the Yemeni uprising in a way that not only helps us understand the current transitional period but also the outlines of Yemen's future.' Charles Schmitz, President of the American Institute of Yemeni Studies 'An up to date and wide-ranging guide to what is arguably the Arab world's least known and most misunderstood state. Edited by one of Britain's foremost authorities on Yemen ... brings together an impressive range of experts on the country to examine the contemporary reality of Yemen.' Michael Willis, Director of the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford University 'Thoughtful and well-researched, Why Yemen Matters unearths a wealth of information about contemporary Yemeni society.' Baghat Korany, Professor of International Relations, American University in Cairo

Russian Constitutional Law

Author: Tamara O. Kuznetsova,Elena A. Kremyanskaya,Inna A. Rakitskaya

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443869708

Category: Law

Page: 230

View: 8921

Russian Constitutional Law is one of the first publications to offer profound analyses of the main institutions of the Constitutional Law of the Russian Federation in English. The authors, representing the Constitutional Law Chair of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO-University), cover the most important and basic categories of Constitutional Law in Russia: namely, the Constitution; the Status of the Individual; Federalism; the Electoral System; Federal Bodies (the...