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A thoroughly revised and updated introduction to the historical and contemporary foundations of the Russian legal system placed in the larger context of comparative legal studies, this volume addresses The Russian Legal System in Context (Russian Law in Comparative Legal Studies, Russian Law and Legal Translation); The Foundations of Russian Law (The Pre-Revolutionary Heritage; Russian Legal Theory; Sources of Law; Legal Professor and Legal Education); The Administration of Russian Legality (ministries of justice, judicial system, procuracy, notariat, registry for acts of legal status, administrative commissions, law enforcement agencies, investigative agencies, arbitration, and the role of non-State entities); and the State Structure of the Russian Federation (Presidency, Federal Assembly, Government, Local Self-Government). Recommendations are made for further reading. The 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation as amended to date is appended.
The Civil Code of the Russian Federation, extensively amended and improved in recent times, has been labelled the economic constitution of the transition from a socialist to a market-oriented economy and is the key document for any foreign investor or legal practitioner concerned with Russian law.
The most comprehensive introduction in English to the historical background and contemporary state of Russian family law, with extensive reference to judicial practice in Russian courts and in the European Court of Human Rights involving Russian parties. A historical introduction to Russian family law is followed by an account of the general provisions on family relations, the sources of Russian family law, the regulation of marriage, divorce, invalidity, personal rights and duties of spouses, marital property (including the marriage contract), rights and duties of parents and children, alimony, adoption, and other variants of caring for children left without parents. The study closes with a discussion of private international legal aspects of family relations, including the recognition and dissolution of foreign marriages, personal rights and duties of spouses, alimony, adoption, the application of foreign law, and the 1980 Hague Abduction Convention. The full text of the Family Code is appended in the author's translation.
Russian Inheritance Law is a comprehensive introduction to the historical foundations and contemporary legislation and judicial practice regulating inheritance relations in the Russian Federation. Following an account of the development of inheritance in Kievan Rus, Muscovy, and Imperial Russia, the volume traces the twilight of traditional inheritance during the Soviet era, from the outright abolition of heritance to the gradual reintroduction of limited inheritance by operation of law. Attention is given to general provisions on the right to inherit, sources of inheritance law, inheritance by will and by intestacy, acquiring an inheritance, protection of estate property, division of the estate and expenses, defence of inheritance rights, and private international law aspects of inheritance. Relevant provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation are appended.
This monograph is devoted to the subject of justice systems in the principal legal families of the world. Principal attention is given to how the courts are organized, court procedure, the judiciary, procedural guarantees, and rights of the individual. The evolution of justice is analyzed against the background of various historical civilizations and epochs, making it possible to more fully examine the tasks and functions of courts in the modern world. The basic national and international models of justice are described with special reference to the Russian model of justice, its principles, its institutional and procedural fundamentals, and its future development, including the development of judicial procedure.
The first book in decades to explore the historical, jurisprudential, and methodological foundations of modern comparative legal studies in the former Soviet Union, it is without precedent there in its breadth of authorship and methodological originality. For the western reader it constitutes a thoroughly representative introduction to the New Wave of comparative legal studies on the territory of the Independent States. Some issues that engage comparatists there are long familiar in the West; others are relatively new to the field in general, usually with an unusual twist generated by Eastern experience or philosophical disposition. Individual chapters address the periodization of comparative law, the place of Russia and Ukraine on the legal map of the world, the renaissance of Slavonic law, canon law, convergence between Anglo-American and Romano-Germanic legal systems, the integrating role of international law, and various approaches to typologies of modern legal systems.
The origins and development of Russian law and of state practice in developing the law of nations, mostly with a Russian dimension are explored in 35 articles and reviews revised for this volume. Included are several biographical sketches of American, British and Russian jurists whose role have been neglected together with their texts of rare syllabi from the Soviet era that collectively configure the substance of international legal education from 1917 to 1991.
The Civil Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as amended, is the key document for any foreign investor and remains of considerable interest to the comparative law community as a leading Central Asian model for a legal system in transition from the socialist legal tradition to a destination as yet undetermined.
The Civil Code of the Republic Uzbekistan, as amended, is the key document for any foreign investor and remains of considerable interest to the comparative law community as a leading Central Asian model for a legal system in transition from the socialist legal tradition to a destination as yet undetermined
The enactment on 21 December 1995 of the first Labour Code by an independent Uzbekistan, with effect from 1 April 1996, marked an important milestone in the transaction to a market economy. This book includes all the amendments up to December 2004 and Professor Butler provides an informative introduction to the Code and its implications. This book is of crucial importance to businesses interested in investing or setting up companies in the Republic of Uzbekistan.