1st Edition

An Introduction to the Soviet Legal System

By E.L. Johnson Copyright 1969
    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    An Introduction to the Soviet Legal System (1969) sets the main features of modern Soviet law against their background in Russian legal history and Marxist political thought. Important constitutional provisions are examined in detail and their value in practice considered. In the second part of the book special emphasis is given to those parts of the system most likely to interest the general reader and the non-legal specialist in Soviet affairs. Criminal Procedure and Family Law are considered in detail, as are Trade Unions and the settlement of Labour Disputes. Special features of the Soviet legal system such as the legal position of the State Bank, collective farms and the state-controlled commercial and industrial enterprises are examined. The final chapter is devoted to the work of the Soviet legal profession.

    1. Introduction  2. The Historical Background  3. The Soviet Legal System since Stalin  4. The Foundations of the Soviet Legal System  5. Criminal Procedure  6. The Criminal Law  7. Contract and Tort  8. The Soviet Family  9. Law and the Soviet Worker  10. The Collective Farms  11. Legal Aspects of Economic Organization  12. The Soviet Lawyer


    E.L. Johnson