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Digitization of Civil Legal Proceedings in the Russian Federation

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This work is an analysis of legal trends in the administration of justice and the judicial system of the Russian Federation. Among the main trends, the authors observe an increase in the number of civil cases considered on the merits by both commercial courts and general jurisdiction courts. The authors also analyze some opportunities for increasing the level of integration of digital technologies in the legal environment of the Russian Federation. One of the triggers capable of catalyzing this process is the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the transformations in the administration of justice that require online court trials using the Internet are analyzed, and some foreign experience in implementing such a format of court trials is considered. The authors also assess in this article the impact of judicial reforms in 2019 on the dynamics of the administration of justice.

About the Authors

Damir Valeev
Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University
Russian Federation

Damir Valeev  – Professor, Deputy Dean of the Law Faculty

18 Kremlevskaia St., Kazan, 420008

Nikita Makolkin
Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University
Russian Federation

Nikita Makolkin – Postgraduate Student, Faculty of Law

18 Kremlevskaia St., Kazan, 420008



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For citation:

Valeev D., Makolkin N. Digitization of Civil Legal Proceedings in the Russian Federation. Russian Law Journal. 2021;9(4):158-175.

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