Judicial Reforms in Post-Soviet Countries – Good Intentions with Flawed Results?

  • Angelika Nußberger
Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 233)


It may be assumed that at the beginning of the 1990s enthusiasm about changing the world for the better was shared by many people in the post-soviet countries. Glasnost and perestroika were understood as driving forces behind new approaches in law, economy and society. When the spirit of reform gained momentum, the concept of pravovoegosudarstvo (State based on the rule of law) swept away all efforts to invent a new type of socialist State discussed under the heading socialisticheskoe pravovoe gosudarstvo.


Judicial System Fair Trial State Sovereignty Constitutional Court Judicial Independence 
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© Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelika Nußberger
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  1. 1.University of CologneCologneGermany

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