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School Head Timur Sokolov
Elena Ermakova
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Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals

Esakov G.

Vol. 58. Cambridge: Intersentia, 2020.

Financial Assets in Digital Form and How They Influence Classification of Crime

Aleksey Nikolaevich Lyaskalo.

Legal Issues in the Digital Age. 2023. Vol. 4. No. 4. P. 48-67.

Book chapter
Judgment and Verdict
In press

Filatova M., Aleksandr Evseev.

In bk.: Elgar Encyclopedia of Crime and Criminal Justice. Vol. 1. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2024. P. 1-11.

Judicial systems of the countries of the modern world

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Compulsory course
1 year, 3, 4 module


Evseev, Alexander

Evseev, Alexander

Course Syllabus


The academic discipline "Judicial Systems of the Countries of the Modern World" is devoted to an in-depth study of various institutional models of the judiciary, as well as how the same institutions of procedural law - both criminal and civil - vary in different legal systems. Students who have studied the discipline will learn: the main characteristics of the judicial systems of countries of common and continental law, individual states on the territory of the former USSR, as well as the main trends in the development of the judiciary in the Asian region, Latin America and Muslim countries; leading scientific doctrines about judging and judges, common in the named regions; key elements of the status of judges (selection of candidates for judges, career advancement within the judiciary, forms of bringing judges to justice, as well as ethical standards of the judicial profession); the main directions of interaction between the judiciary and civil society; mechanism for the administration of justice in foreign countries, in particular in post-conflict areas; the relationship of national justice with the bodies of international justice. In addition, based on the results of mastering the discipline, students will be able to analyze various institutions of procedural law in foreign countries with each other and their Russian counterparts, predict possible directions for reforming judicial activity in developed capitalist legal orders, highlight promising areas for improving procedural law, taking into account the trends emerging in the XXI st century.