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Bachelor 2019/2020

Modern Russian Justice: Remedies, Procedures and Trends

Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Type: Elective course (Law)
Area of studies: Law
Delivered by: School of Public Law
When: 4 year, 2 module
Mode of studies: Full time
Instructors: Maria Filatova
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course «Modern Russian Justice: Remedies, Procedures and Trends» gives an over-view of different judicial procedures existing in the Russian legal system. It covers differ-ent aspects of functioning of the Russian courts and provide for an analysis of differentia-tion of judicial remedies existing in the Russian legal order (constitutional, civil, criminal and administrative) and of courts fulfilling the respective functions. The analysis is given at an angle of ongoing reforms of the court system and judicial procedures and main is-sues the Russian judicial system faces at the modern stage of its development. The course also introduces students to the existing relationships between national and su-pranational legal orders and the role of the highest Russian courts in their development. The course will be useful for foreign undergraduate students having interest in the Rus-sian judicial system and procedures used in it but also for Russian students seeking to deepen their knowledge on peculiarities of national judicial procedures.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • enhancing students’ knowledge of the basics of Russian judicial system, its goals and principles of activities;
  • getting acquaintance with the main types of procedures in the Russian legal system;
  • analyzing the competence of Russian courts and determine court having jurisdiction in particular cases;
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students should gain knowledge on: general structure and principles of the Russian judicial system’s functioning ; different procedures in which the judicial system exercises its activities; different remedies to be used in case of dispute/legal conflict competence of Russian courts and peculiarities of different types of procedures; peculiarities of transnational disputes’ resolution in the Russian procedure.
  • Students should gain the following competences: To deal with judicial information (to search, evaluate, range and use the information nec-essary for accomplishment of scientific and professional tasks); To carry out the academic, educational and practical professional activities in the legal environment; To use normative, comparative and other specific methods; To recognize, analyse and think about solutions for legal problems in the sphere of in-ternational and domestic law and practice.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Russian Judicial System: Impact of the Past, Challenges of the Future. Judiciary and Le-gal Profession. Legal Thinking and Judicial Methodology.
  • Constitutional Justice in Russia: Role and Evolution. Constitutional Control as a Remedy of Last Resort in Human Rights Protection.
  • Russian Criminal Procedure: (Un)True Story of Modernization?
  • Civil and Commercial Procedure: Explosion of Litigation and New Remedies
  • Russian Justice in the Global Legal Landscape. Interaction with International Courts and Legal Orders.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay or presentation on a selected topic as agreed with the Course Instructor
  • non-blocking Exam
  • non-blocking seminar attendance / participation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.2 * Essay or presentation on a selected topic as agreed with the Course Instructor + 0.5 * Exam + 0.3 * seminar attendance / participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Timur Bocharov, Arina Dmitrieva, Anna Smola, Kirill Titaev, Igor Tsvetkov, Vadim Volkov, & Lidiya Voskobitova. (n.d.). Proposals for Improving the Judicial System in the Russian Federation and Amending Legislative Acts for Their Implementation. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsclk&AN=edsclk.https%3a%2f%2fcyberleninka.ru%2farticle%2fn%2fproposals-for-improving-the-judicial-system-in-the-russian-federation-and-amending-legislative-acts-for-their-implementation
  • Мифологизация политической и правовой жизни: Монография / Лукашева Е.А. - М.:Юр.Норма, НИЦ ИНФРА-М, 2015. - 272 с.: 60x90 1/16 ISBN 978-5-91768-567-0 - Режим доступа: http://znanium.com/catalog/product/488659
  • Человек в правовой сфере: личностно-деятельностный подход: Монография / Шагиева Р.В., Казаков В.Н. - Москва :Юр.Норма, НИЦ ИНФРА-М, 2015. - 208 с.: 60x90 1/16 ISBN 978-5-91768-588-5 - Текст : электронный. - URL: http://znanium.com/catalog/product/496829

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Международные стандарты и решения Европейского суда по правам человека в системе пенитенциарного права России: Монография / Вотинов А.А., Тимофеева Е.А. - Самара:Самарский юридический институт ФСИН России, 2015. - 285 с.: ISBN 978-5-91612-118-6 - Режим доступа: http://znanium.com/catalog/product/940711
  • Решения Европейского Суда по правам человека: новеллы и влияние на законодательство и правоприменительную практику: Монография / Т.Н. Нешатаева. - М.: Норма: НИЦ Инфра-М, 2013. - 304 с.: 60x90 1/16. (переплет) ISBN 978-5-91768-332-4 - Режим доступа: http://znanium.com/catalog/product/371804