Sintsov Gleb Vladimirovich, Doctor of juridical sciences, associate professor, head of sub-department of private and public law, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), email@example.com
Frolov Dmitriy Valerievich, Candidate of juridical sciences, lawyer, City Hospital № 3 (34 Volodarskogo street, Penza, Russia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Background. The basis of the legal regulation of advocacy and the Bar in the Russian Federation are not only the principles specified by the domestic legislation, but also the generally accepted standards adopted by the international community. The purpose of the paper is to analyze the peculiarities of international legal acts regulating the advocacy.
Materials and methods. The implementation of the research tasks was achieved through the use of documents retrieved from the legal reference system “ConsultantPlus”. A special place is occupied by Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the United Nations Organization standards and norms of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, as well as a preamble to the Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers (adopted by the Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime in August 1990 in New York). The methodological potential includes comparative legal method, the employment of which enables us to compare features of the international legal acts regulating advocacy.
Results. Foreign legislation as well as some Russian legal scholars’ viewshas been studied. On the basis of the present dissection certain features of international legal acts regulating advocacy have been revealed.
Conclusions. The study of the peculiarities of international legal acts regulating the advocacy makes it possible
to agree with some legal scholars that the protection of the human rights and freedoms guaranteed by the European Convention seems difficult without including its propositions into the Russian legislation, and therefore the implementation of the European Convention provisions is an essential element for increasing the effectiveness
of its operation.
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