Problems in the Legal Regulation of Mass Events

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Legal regulation of organizations and holding of mass events remain a current problem, which is fragmentary, as confirmed by the analysis of the legislation in this area, including the adopted legal acts of the subjects of the Russian Federation. Mass events are differentiated into public and other mass events that are not included in the scope of legal regulation of public events. Unlike public events (pickets, rallies, processions, demonstrations, and assemblies), mass events are not regulated by federal law. There exists no definition of “mass event” as well as criteria characterizing this legal category. First, this study identifies the characteristic features that enable the distinction of the content of such legal categories as “public event” and “mass event”. Second, this study defines “mass event” as cultural, educational, theatrical, entertainment, sports, and advertising events held in public spaces not specifically designed for events and with the assistance of public authorities. Third, criteria are highlighted to determine the definition of “mass event.” Fourth, the need for a separate federal law on mass events is justified.

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Ismail D. Lukmanov

Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation

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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3705-7804
SPIN-code: 2136-2941
ResearcherId: AAB-7612-2022

Postgraduate student of the Department of Constitutional Law, Adviser to the Department of Relations with Representative and Executive Authorities

Russian Federation, Moscow

Andrey E. Pomazansky

Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0108-5694
SPIN-code: 6717-8988
ResearcherId: H-9690-2018

Candidate of Law, Leading Researcher of the Constitutional Law Department

Russian Federation, Moscow


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