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Searching for Consensus Between a Federation and Its Constituent Entities in Constitutionalism: Canadian Experience  Pdf 16

Bogdanovskaya I. Yu., Danilov S. Yu.

National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow 101000, Russian Federation

DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.007

The article aims to analyze regulatory specifics of relations between the federation and its constituent entities in Canada in terms of achieving and maintaining a minimal consensus between them. The tasks are: to consider regulation of powers belonging to federal center and its constituent entities based on the evolving and unconsolidated multi-act Constitution; to investigate the role played by constitutional agreements and judicial precedents in the constitutional evolution of a modern federal state; to characterize the contribution of independent actions of the provinces to the development of the country.
The research is based on logical, systemic, formal legal and comparative historical methods.
The results are: extensive factual material, that hasn't previously used in domestic constitutional legal science, is put into academic circulation; the connection between the affirmation of Canada's sovereign rights in relations with the United Kingdom and recent trends towards a certain consolidation of the Federation's position in its relations with the constituent entities are revealed. The article estimates ways to modernize relations between federation and its constituent entities in the constitutional mechanism of Canada. The specificity of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is assessed through its impact on relations between the federation and the provinces. The status and activities of the newly created in the 2000s the Canadian Council of the Federation — instead of federal-provincial conferences — is analysed; the place it occupies in the constitutional mechanism of the country is evaluated. The article also contains an analysis of modern attempts to update the reform of the upper house of Parliament — the Senate of Canada, which cannot cope with the fulfillment of its main function — protecting provincial interests in order to optimize relations between the federation and peripheral provinces. Independent actions of the Canadian provinces in the field of international relations are considered based on legal practice. The impact of the provincial activities on the nationwide development of Canada and its prospects as a whole is assessed.

competence, powers, provinces, convention, precedents, Senate, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec.

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Bogdanovskaya I. Yu., Danilov S. Yu. Searching for Consensus Between a Federation and Its Constituent Entities in Constitutionalism: Canadian Experience. Zhurnal zarubezhnogo zakonodatel'stva i sravnitel'nogo pravovedeniya = Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2020, no. 2, pp. 5—22. DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.007 (In Russ.)


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Danilov S. Yu. Legal Regulation of Special Status: Differing Law in the Quebec Case. Pravo. Zhurnal Vysshey shkoly ekonomiki = Law. Journal of the Higher School of Economics, 2012, no. 2, pp. 99—108. (In Russ.)

Delledonne G. The Canadian Contribution to Comparative Law. London, 2019. 271 p.

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Federalizm: teoriya, instituty, otnosheniya (sravnitel’no-pravovoe issledovanie). Ed. by B. N. Topornin. Moscow, 2001. 376 p.

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The Role and Place of Judicial Acts in the Law-Making Process  Pdf 16

Grebnev R. D.

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow 117198, Russian Federation

DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.008

The article's relevance is determined by significant changes in the judiciary infrastructure and dynamic development of its legislation within last 5 years. Since 2014 we have seen an active progress in the judicial legislation and its infrastructure, which, in our opinion, indicates the state builders' search for an ideal judiciary model in modern Russia and determination of the presidential and legislative authorities in improving the judiciary in Russia.
The goal of the study is to conduct a legal study of judicial acts' role and place in the law-making process. To achieve this goal, it seems reasonable to solve the following tasks: to study judicial policy in the law and order mechanism in the Russian Federation, the role and place of commercial and general jurisdiction courts' acts, and acts of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in the law-making process.
The methodological basis of the study consisted of General scientific research methods (analysis, including system analysis, as well as synthesis, induction, deduction, etc.), as well as private scientific research methods (comparative legal, formal legal, legal and linguistic, etc.).
According to the results of the study, it seems reasonable to formulate the following brief conclusions. The nature of justice is determined by the fact that justice forms the judicial policy as a phenomenon of the judicial power in modern Russia, which in practice of law enforcement aims to participate in the formation of the rule of law in the Russian Federation in two aspects — first is to act as the final stage of enforcement, which is a clarification and concretization of law, and second is to summarize the public demand for improvement of the legislation expressed in the array of legal disputes and judicial acts.

judicial power, separation of powers, analogy of law, analogy of statutory law, judicial system, case law, judicial policy, judicial decision, rule of law.

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Grebnev R. D. The Role and Place of Judicial Acts in the Law-Making Process. Zhurnal zarubezhnogo zakonodatel'stva i sravnitel'nogo pravovedeniya = Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2020, no. 2, pp. 23—35. DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.008 (In Russ.)


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E-Document Flow in Countries of Eurasian Economic Union: Comparative Analysis and Ways to Unify  Pdf 16

Ablameyko M. S., Andronchik A. A.

Belarusian State University, Minsk 220030, Republic of Belarus

DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.009

The transition to a new stage of social development — information society — defines special requirements for the state, citizens and business interaction through the introduction and use of electronic documents. E-document flow is now widespread in many countries. At the same time, the issues of development and unification of e-document flow in the Eurasian segment are considered insufficiently. In this regard, a research analysis of the current legislation and regulatory and methodological support in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is needed in order to develop recommendations to eliminate the identification of terminological and other legal contradictions.
This paper analyzes the main problems of legal support of electronic document circulation in the EAEU countries. The article compares of the e-document definitions in the legal documents of the EAEU countries. It is noted that in the EAEU countries there is no unity in the structure and content of the basic national laws on e-document flow. There is the discrepancy in the legal norms for the e-document flow organization at the basic level, for example, in understanding such concepts as electronic document and electronic signature. It is shown, for example, that almost all EAEU member states recognize e-documents as evidence in court and as subject to correct registration equating it to paper documents (except cases when law refrains e-document use only).
This research concludes that it is necessary to substantiate e-document flow technologies convergence on national levels through their introduction and dissemination. To do this, an interstate program for the development of cross-border e-document flow should be adopted, for example, within the framework of the EAEU digital agenda. The implementation of specific activities related to the harmonization of legislation, the formation of standards and ensuring the compatibility of electronic documents created in different countries provide for necessary conditions to develop and disseminate cross-border e-document flow between organizations.

e-document flow, legal support, EAEU countries, comparative analysis and unification, the common digital space of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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Ablameyko M. S., Andronchik A. A. E-Document Flow in Countries of Eurasian Economic Union: Comparative Analysis and Ways to Unify. Zhurnal zarubezhnogo zakonodatel'stva i sravnitel'nogo pravovedeniya = Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2020, no. 2, pp. 36—47. DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.009 (In Russ.)


Analysis of the level of development of electronic commerce in the field of foreign economic activity in the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. Available at: (accessed 10.03.2019). (In Russ.)

Bushueva E. Electronic document management in Russia: History and current state of affairs. Kadrovik. Kadrovoe deloproizvodstvo, 2012, no. 5, pp. 198—204. (In Russ.)

Fionova L. R., Shokorova N. N., Krokosheva N. V. Normative regulation is a necessary base for the effective management of electronic documents. Upravlenie ekonomicheskimi sistemami: elektronnyy nauchnyy zhurnal, 2018, no. 1. Available at: (In Russ.)

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Skrynnikova M. V. The general legal aspects of use of electronic digital signature and its advantages in terms of development of electronic document circulation. Vestnik Voronezhskogo instituta MVD Rossii, 2013, no. 2, pp. 66—70. (In Russ.)

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The Right to Personal Data Protection: Historical Aspect and Modern Conceptualization in the Age of Big Data  Pdf 16

Oganesyan T. D.

Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow 117218, Russian Federation

DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.010

The effectiveness of some traditional approaches, which guarantee data protection, is now significantly reduced and there is a search for new approaches able to meet the realities of today. In this regard, personal data protection issues become even more important in the context of the development and mass introduction of programs and methods of automated data processing. There is also a particular need to rethink the nature of the right to data protection and to develop new standards of international protection against relevant abuses in connection with the use of new information and communication technologies.
The present article pursues the following objectives: to conduct a periodization of formation and development of national and international legal framework for the protection of personal data, the analysis of different approaches to study nature of the right to data protection in the context of the right to respect private life, to identify the appropriateness of the allocation of the right to data protection as an independent and separate right to determine trends in the development of ECtHR and CJEU case law on data protection.
The methods used are systemic, comparative-legal, historical and legal methods, as well as logical and structural analysis.
The article analyses international legal framework of doctrinal research and legal positions of national and international courts in the field of data protection in the age of Big Data. Thus, it shows the importance of data protection in terms of Internet development and the new transnational ways to collect and process data. While international community hasn't faced these issues yet, these dictate the need for continued development and improvement of international and national standards of data protection. Here the ECtHR and the CJEU play a special role for progressive development of European case-law.
Today, the right to the protection of personal data is in an intermediate state: it can no longer be fully considered either as part of the right to respect privacy or as a full and independent right. As a matter of urgency, States should review their national laws, policies, and practices to ensure that they fully comply with the data protection standards developed by the Council of Europe and the EU. To improve the standards of the national legal system and establish sufficient safeguards in the field of data protection, it is recommended that the new provisions of the Convention 108 should be ratified and implemented. It is proposed to pay a particular attention to establishment of a data protection Commissioner (inspector) at the national level and a system of independent bodies that exercise independent and effective oversight of the activities of public authorities and large corporations in the field of personal data collection.

protection of personal data, confidentiality, right to respect private life, Internet, Council of Europe, ECtHR, CJEU, Convention 108.

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Oganesyan T. D. The Right to Personal Data Protection: Historical Aspect and Modern Conceptualization in the Age of Big Data. Zhurnal zarubezhnogo zakonodatel'stva i sravnitel'nogo pravovedeniya = Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2020, no. 2, pp. 48—63. DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.010 (In Russ.)


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Locale of Crime — The Village of Krucha: Justice of the FRG, “Unblemished” Wehrmacht and Holocaust  Pdf 16

Grakhotskiy A. P.

Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, Gomel 246019, Republic of Belarus

DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.011

In April 1954, a process began in Darmstadt against three former servicemen of the 339th infantry division of the Wehrmacht, accused of participation in the mass execution of Jews in the Belarusian village of Krucha. This trial was significantly different from a number of other trials in the cases of the Nazi crimes committed during the Second World War. Thus, these were not the castigators from the ranks of the SS or the SD who faced the charges in Darmstadt, but the “valiant” servicemen of the German army. In the postwar decades, citizens of the FRG refused to admit that their fathers and grandfathers, who served in the ranks of the Wehrmacht, did not fulfill “their military duty”, but served the ideas of racism and world domination. The trial took place at the time, when the process of forming West German armed forces, and thus any facts that would cast a shadow on the military traditions of the German army were painfully perceived by the society and the state.
This article aims to show on the example of the trial in Darmstadt the specifics of the criminal prosecution of former Wehrmacht soldiers in the FRG, as well as to determine the legal assessment of the court received by the German military mass shooting of the innocent Jewish population. Following three trials, defendants K. Nöll and E. Zimber got minimum terms of deprivation, and W. Magel was finally declared not guilty. During the process, an attempt was made to swap the criminals and the victims of crime. The defendants were cast in the role of victims who suffered from difficult conditions of service in the rear, partisan attacks, the onslaught of Nazi propaganda and the Nazi regime. The Jewish population of the village of Kruchi fell under suspicion of the “criminal activity” — the support of partisans. The trial in Darmstadt was not able to “explode” the myth of the “unblemished” Wehrmacht that was established in the West German society. The sentence, applied to criminals, became an example not only of the unfairness of justice, but also of the violation of the historical truth and the memory of the Holocaust victims.

crime, the village of Krucha, justice, Wehrmacht, Holocaust, jury trial, criminal prosecution, Nazi criminals, order, Karl Nöll, Emil Zimber, Wilhelm Magel.

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Grakhotskiy A. P. Locale of Crime — The Village of Krucha: Justice of the FRG, “Unblemished” Wehrmacht and Holocaust. Zhurnal zarubezhnogo zakonodatel'stva i sravnitel'nogo pravovedeniya = Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2020, no. 2, pp. 64—79. DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.011 (In Russ.)


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Illegal Seizure of Immovable Property in Kosovo: Overview of the Problem  Pdf 16

Antonov A. N.

United Nations Mission in Kosovo, Pristina 10000, Kosovo, Republic of Serbia

DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.012

The article describes the problem of illegal multiple seizures of persons' real estate, mainly of Kosovo Serbs, who left Kosovo after the armed conflict in 1999. The number of such persons still amounts to hundreds of thousands of people. Almost all the property they left behind was seized by representatives of the “winner” — Kosovo Albanians.
After a brief retrospective on some significant aspects of the history of Kosovo and the development of property rights, the author goes back to the period from mid-1999, when the UN Mission in Kosovo began its activities. Recognizing the great importance of this problem, in November 1999, the mission created the first specialized agency — the Directorate for housing and property, whose functions were later successively transferred to two “heirs”. Despite the fact that most property conflicts have been resolved, the problem of repeated seizures of real estate has not yet been resolved, so the restoration of property rights remains largely on paper.
Among the reasons for this on-going situation are both legal and non-legal. With the withdrawal of the Serbian authorities, most of the cadastral records were also removed from Kosovo in 1999. After the agreement reached in 2012 between Belgrade and Pristina, the process of their return and unification with the Kosovo cadastre began. However, even their complete unification can only help to document the actual owners. The actual release of property and the ability to use and dispose of it normally depends on many other factors, including non-legal ones. There is widespread “silent” sabotage of the execution of decisions of authorized bodies for the restoration of property rights, and sometimes their open non-recognition by executive structures. In addition, there is insufficient use of the criminal sanctions available in the law against illegal “invaders”.
The continued lack of a real solution to property issues is hindering the return of displaced persons and refugees, and ultimately post-conflict reconciliation. The author concludes that without the political will of the Kosovo leadership, it will not be possible to solve the problem of protecting property rights.

Kosovo, displaced persons, real estate, illegal seizure, property right, criminal prosecution, restoration of rights, return of property, eviction.

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Antonov A. N. Illegal Seizure of Immovable Property in Kosovo: Overview of the Problem. Zhurnal zarubezhnogo zakonodatel'stva i sravnitel'nogo pravovedeniya = Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2020, no. 2, pp. 80—93. DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.012 (In Russ.)


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Review of the Activities of the European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission) in 2019  Pdf 16

Chirkin S. V., Lebedeva Ya. I., Kuznetsova M. S.

Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow 117218, Russian Federation

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Searching the Ideal of Civil Society: A Comparative Legal Study  Pdf 16

Gezerdava S. I.

National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow 109028, Russian Federation

DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.013

This study is based on the results of the author's participation in the VIII International Congress of Comparative Law “Comparative law in search of a constitutional ideal” and is an attempt to compare the ideal and actually existing models of civil society in a comparative legal perspective. The specificity of the study of civil society in legal studies is that it appears in them mainly as an idealized normative construct, which is very different from its constituent elements (almost by analogy with the definition of such an abstract category as “system”). This understanding of civil society does not help clarify the boundaries between it and the state. However, this issue should have the key status in the relevant legal studies. Discussions on civil society should be based on a realistic understanding of it and take into account a number of constitutive characteristics (autonomy, pluralism, activism, selfregulation, self-organization, voluntariness, non-violence, etc.). The erosion of these characteristics is evidence of the crisis situation of civil society institutions. In this paper, we develop a hypothesis that suggests the connection of the essential characteristics of civil society with a number of basic political rights, freedoms and principles. The main focus of the work is on the approaches and methodology of legal studies of civil society. The work is critically analyzed the interpretation of civil society, where it is considered as a set of ideas about the proper state of society. In response to this understanding, arguments are presented to prove that the current concept limits the ability of the scientific doctrine to be critical of the state's arbitrary determination of the parameters of its relations with civil society. The approach that is most appropriate for both the complexity of the phenomenon and the subject area of legal research are chosen to consider civil society in an institutional context. The paper proves the need to use an empirical approach in civil society research, which will allow combining “existing” and “due” in order to form a theory and legal policy that is complementary to the interests of organized civil society.

organized civil society, civil society organizations, proper and existing, essential characteristics of civil society, empirical and legal research.

For citation
Gezerdava S. I. Searching the Ideal of Civil Society: A Comparative Legal Study. Zhurnal zarubezhnogo zakonodatel'stva i sravnitel'nogo pravovedeniya = Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2020, no. 2, pp. 106—120. DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.013 (In Russ.)


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Issues of Extraterritoriality of Exclusive Rights on the Example of US Law  Pdf 16

Sagdeeva L. V.

Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow 117218, Russian Federation

DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.014

The article discusses the principle of territoriality of exclusive rights, as well as the existing exceptions to it in copyright, patent and trademark law in the United States. The article considers the positions of the scientific doctrine of common law countries, as well as the judicial practice of the courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of the United States.
The research methodology is determined by the specifics of the chosen subject and includes a set of general scientific methods of scientific knowledge (analysis, synthesis, comparison).
The main conclusions of the study are: the territorial nature of the exclusive right is considered a generally recognized principle and is historically associated with the granting of privileges as the initial method of legal protection. In the scientific literature, this is seen as a significant difference between the property right, considered as a “limitless” right, and an exclusive right. The principle of territoriality in intellectual property law is aimed at sovereign states that are isolated from each other, but the facts are that the possibilities for such regulation are decreasing. The non-compliance of a set of individual national legal regimes with the requirements of the global economy is particularly evident for those intellectual property rights that do not require registration. The most striking exception to the principle of territoriality is the concept of well-known trademarks, which is necessary for international companies when entering foreign markets. As international Commerce becomes more and more international, what at first glance appears to be “extraterritoriality”, that is, what is called “extraterritoriality”. an attempt to apply the legislation of one's country outside of it may be an opposition to violation of rights in several jurisdictions (multi-territoriality). In this case, depending on the circumstances of the case, the application of foreign law may be required. Thus, the difference between property rights and exclusive rights, consisting in the "territorial" nature of the latter, is not so significant and insurmountable. The exclusive right, like the right of property, expands its borders, departing in a certain respect from the national regime.

exclusive right, property right, intellectual property, principle of territoriality, extraterritoriality, multiterritoriality, wellknown trademark.

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Sagdeeva L. V. Issues of Extraterritoriality of Exclusive Rights on the Example of US Law. Zhurnal zarubezhnogo zakonodatel'stva i sravnitel'nogo pravovedeniya = Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2020, no. 2, pp. 121—137. DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.014 (In Russ.)


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Features of the Legal Regulation of Custody and Guardianship Over Adults in Russia, France and Swizerland  Pdf 16

Peturova N. N.

Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, Moscow 109012, Russian Federation

DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.015

The Russian legal regulation of mental incapable adults' rights protection does not correspond to the full extent to the international obligations of the Russian Federation undertaken due to the international conventions ratification, furthermore it may be characterized by fragmentariness, shortage of flexibility and coherence. This circumstance has extensively been the subject to criticism by the doctrine and the courts. From this perspective it is pertinent to contemplate the specific features of the custody and guardianship legal regulation in France and Switzerland, since due to the recent law reforms in these countries the new legal regulation of incapable and partially incapable adults' rights protection based on the concept revision of the approaches to the mental incapable adults' rights and interests protection have been elaborated.
The choice of comparative legal analysis was conditioned by the purpose and the tasks of the present article.
The purpose of the present article is to reveal the problems of custody and guardianship over adults legal regulation in Russia and to find the ways to solve these problems taken into account the new positive experience of France and Switzerland due to elaboration of proposals that could inspire the creation of the full and pertinent legal regulation of the relevant legal relationships. Based on the given purpose the following tasks have been set: to compare the essential participants of the custody and guardianship relationships in Russia, France and Switzerland; to analyze the substance of the relevant relationships; to determine the possibility of introducing in the Russian legal system new mechanisms elaborated in the result of French and Swiss legal systems analysis.

guardianship, custodianship, limited legal capacity, mental disability.

For citation
Peturova N. N. Features of the Legal Regulation of Custody and Guardianship Over Adults in Russia, France and Swizerland. Zhurnal zarubezhnogo zakonodatel'stva i sravnitel'nogo pravovedeniya = Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law, 2020, no. 2, pp. 138—153. DOI: 10.12737/jflcl.2020.015 (In Russ.)


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