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150 years of Adversarial Civil Proceedings in Russia

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The 1864 Judicial Reform proclaimed adversarial procedure in Russia. Last reforms of civil procedure in Russia go forward. The article deals with comparative analysis modern civil procedure and main characters of the Reform 1864 with reference on foreign civil procedure and national court practice.

About the Author

Irina Reshetnikova
Ural State Law Academy
Russian Federation
Professor of Civil Procedural Law at Ural State Law Academy and Chief of the Federal Commercial Court of the Urals District (32/37 prospekt Lenina, Ekaterinburg, 620075, Russia)


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For citation:

Reshetnikova I. 150 years of Adversarial Civil Proceedings in Russia. Russian Law Journal. 2013;1(1):39-45.

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