The way from authoritarianism to democracy and back was not long for Russian State. It took only 20 years. The author tries to draw a parallel in the political development of the country between the period before 90th and present situation. The conclusion are unconsoling: Russian elite is incapable of losing touch with the past.
The article offers an overview of the main problems of studying the European ius commune of the 12th to 18th centuries. First of all, the author examines the methodological stand-off of the present-day research in the matters of the ius commune in the Western historiography; furthermore, he discusses the reasons of this stand-off (namely, the difficult nature of the ius commune, the ideology behind its study, the differing approaches to it from the part of legal historians, general historians, and the scholars of positive law); finally, he suggests a better way to study the ius commune in the domain of legal history.
This article is dedicated to the memory of Professor D.S. Karev
After the financial crisis in 2008, the US and EU have taken significant measures in regulating the OTC derivatives. This Article provides a comparative analysis of the OTC derivatives legal regime in the US and EU. The author concludes that the EU approach is more conforming to its purpose and more comprehensive.
The article is concerned with the problems of implementation of international humanitarian law provisions into Russian criminal law. There are outlined problems with regard general and special part provisions of Russian criminal code and proposed possible solutions. The basic questions of sources of criminal law, fulfilling of international obligations are also discussed.
This article is devoted to the analysis of contemporary trends of reforming of York- Antwerp Rules on general average, about what in the literature, both Russian and foreign, is currently little information. In the study of international organization documents in the field of maritime trade were identified those problematic issues, on which new amendments to the York-Antwerp Rules on general average are planned. It is concluded that despite the growth of the abolition of the position of supporters of general average as an anachronism and a full transition to the marine insurance practice shows how countries and individuals are really interested in maintaining and further improving the York-Antwerp Rules as a source of law, applicable to international maritime transport of cargo.