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Regular version of the site

3 Bolshoi Tryokhsvyatitelsky Pereulok, room 445

e-mail: proclaw@hse.ru

Phone: 8 (495) 7729590, ext. 22735

School Head Timur Sokolov
Elena Ermakova
Manager Elena Ermakova
Teaching and Learning Specialist Elena Demina
Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals

Esakov G.

Vol. 58. Cambridge: Intersentia, 2020.

Сompiling a jury in Russia in the context of digitalization

Pashin S., Bushtets N.

RUDN Journal of Law. 2021. Vol. 26. No. 2. P. 620-633.

Book chapter
Simplified Proceedings in Civil Justice As a Part of Modern Procedural Policy

Krymskiy D.

In bk.: Proceedings of the International Conference “Scientific research of the SCO countries: synergy and integration” - Reports in English. Part 3. (July 12, 2023. Beijing, PRC). Инфинити, 2023. P. 50-55.

"Trends in the Development of Justice in Modern Russia"

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Elective course
4 year, 2 module


Course Syllabus


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 differentiation 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 Russian 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

  • The Course main objectives comprise: - 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 juris-diction in particular cases.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • use specific terms and sources of the judicial power regulation
  • work with information (search, evaluate, use information, necessary for fulfillment of academic and professional tasks, from various sources, includ-ing application of the systematic approach);
  • search, analyze, and work with legally relevant information by using the juridical, comparative and other specific methods
  • describe legal problems and situations in the field of judicial activities and case-law
  • carry out professional activities in the international environment
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Subject 1. Russian Judicial System: Impact of the Past, Challenges of the Future. Le-gal Thinking and Judicial Methodology.
  • Subject 2. Constitutional Justice in Russia: Role and Evolution. Constitutional Control as a Remedy of Last Resort in Human Rights Protection
  • Subject 3. Russian Criminal Procedure: (Un)True Story of Modernization?
  • Subject 4. Civil and Commercial Procedure: Explosion of Litigation and New Remedies
  • Subject 5. Russian Judiciary: legal status and career
  • Subject 6. Russian Justice in the Global Legal Landscape. Interaction with Inter-national Courts and Legal Orders
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking activity at seminars
  • non-blocking Essay or presentation on a selected topic
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    0.5 * Exam + 0.3 * activity at seminars + 0.2 * Essay or presentation on a selected topic


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