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Experiences of Law in Contemporary Russia

Marina Kurkchiyan, Varvara Andrianova, Kathryn Hendley, Gilles Favarel-Garrigues & William Simons
Publication date: 
Fri, 22 Mar 2013

A report of a workshop exploring popular attitudes to law in contemporary Russia. The analysis covers two research projects into the changing perceptions, increasing workload, and other challenges faced by the courts that deal with the vast majority of cases in Russia - the Justices of the Peace courts.

The report also presents analysis of the repression of economic crime and power strategies in Russia, and presents a mixed picture of legal development among practitioners and public officials.
Repression of economic crime has helped law enforcement officials to pressure entrepreneurs, and the judicial harassment of businessmen is still a sensitive issue

Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Research Fellow, Sciences Po, Paris