Offenheit und institutioneller Wandel: Das Beispiel der Rule of Law in der Russischen Föderation

Type Book Project

Funding Bodies
  • Kleinprojekte von WU-Assistent/inn/en

Duration Oct. 1, 2014 - June 30, 2019

  • Research Institute for CEE Legal Studies FI (Details)


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  • Bauer-Mitterlehner, Ingeborg (Details)

Abstract (English)

In the last 25 years, the Russian legislator has completely redesigned its entire legal system. Most laws are now based on the continental European model and comply with modern standards. Special laws and regulations governing entrepreneurial activity and foreign investment were gradually superseded by universal laws, in particular the big codifications of the 2000s. The legal framework has therefore been improved significantly compared to the Soviet era and to the economic and legal provisions of the transition period.

As part of a major civil law reform that began in 2008, significant improvements and fine-tunings were effected recently. The adaptation of the law of obligations and civil procedure laws to international practice is a major step forward, as it facilitates settlements of civil law transactions. It is yet to be seen how the new rules will actually be applied and interpreted in practice, the decisive word being left to the Russian courts.


  • Institut für Ostrecht München - Germany