FLJS Report identifies complex truth of experiences of law in contemporary Russia

27 March 2013

In the wake of renewed speculation regarding the rule of law in today's Russia raised by the death of Boris Berezovsky, we publish a report to identify the actual experience of ordinary Russians using the legal system. 
Drawing on recent extensive studies, socio-legal scholars and political scientists assess the increasing use of the courts in Russia and evolving popular attitudes towards the law. 
The repression of economic crime and associated power strategies are also explored, providing key insights into the complex and changing legal landscape of contemporary Russia.

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

Experience of Law in Contemporary Russia
Dr Marina Kurkchiyan et al.