Bringing to Justice in the Criminal Procedure: Theoretical Aspects

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Bringing to trial as one of the key objectives of the Russian criminal justice system is characterised by sufficient dynamism of development. The procedure of criminal proceedings has been subjected to repeated changes and adjustments. Nevertheless, the essence of ‘bringing to trial’ remained unchanged across the periods, namely to initiate legal proceedings in the case of the accused person. This interpretation was formed during the genesis of the institution of trial and settlement doctrine. Despite the fact that the modern system of criminal justice is at a stage of active improvement, trials remains one of the unresolved issues. The article provides a short historical analysis of the formation of trial institutions in Russia, which, taking into account theoretical developments, makes it possible to clarify the essence of trial and consider the directions of development at the present stage. Additionally, the place of the institution of trial in the system of the current model of international criminal proceedings is revealed.

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Denis A. Pechegin

Institute of legislation and comparative law under the government of the Russian Federation

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ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6499-9966
SPIN-code: 1020-5326
Scopus Author ID: 57204679118
ResearcherId: C-1067-2017

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Russian Federation, Moscow

Sergey N. Beskhlebnyi

Institute of legislation and comparative law under the government of the Russian Federation



Russian Federation, Moscow


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