Николай Лазаревский в 1917 г.: теоретик государственного права на службе Временного правительства
The article considers the role of Nikolai Lazarevskii, leading scholar of Russian constitutional law in the beginning of XX century, in the work of legal services of the Provisional Government, Juridical Council and its special commissions.
This short analysis of the case-law of the RF CC allows distinguishing several pivotal axes around which is centred the argumentation of that Court. First, it is the constitutional order that delimits the freedoms of legal subjects with some mandatory requirements and this way makes triumph the collective over the individual. In the same vein the Court agrees to restrict the freedoms for the sake of national security that guarantees survival and development of the society. Nonetheless, collective rights are not equivalent to the collective interests (volonté générale, if to follow the terms of J.-J. Rousseau), these latter are represented not by collectives but by the State that stands both over the individuals and the collectives. The State may in its activities be guided by the underpinning social conventions, but this guidance is limited by the principle of reasonableness following which the State (in fact, its agents) can decide about the extent to which they are ready to recognise these social conventions as reasons for action. It can be interfered that in this aspect one may assert that in the reasoning of the RF CC the collective interest prevails over the individual one, and the both are subordinated to the reasonable guidance of the State.
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Russia provides essential information on the country's sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.
Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.
Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Russia will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.
The article considers the history of the legal newspaper Pravo and its censorship history. The newspaper was an influential Russian liberal periodical of the early 20th century. It was published without pre-censorship but underwent pressure from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, received administrative warnings for its “harmful direction” and was on the verge of administrative closure. Pravo published articles about the state of Russian legislation, government administration and the court system, giving special attention to press legislation. It criticized the censorship system in Russia for administrative arbitrariness and advocated freedom of the press based on the rule of law. The history of censorship against the newspaper itself is indicative of the arbitrary character of Russian law on freedom of the press.
In the third edition of the textbook light out the issues of modern constitutional law of Russia. It has been prepared in accordens with educational standerts. It is recomended to students and teachers of law faculties, political scientists, economists, experts of the public administration