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EUROPEAN LEGAL STANDARDS FOR EVIDENCE AND EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE

PROBLEMS OF CIVIL PROCEDURE


A.R. SULTANOV

A.R. SULTANOV,
Head of the Legal Department of the PJSC “Nizhnekamskneftekhim”,
Member of Association for Better Living and Edication (ABLE)

The influence of European legal standards affects the development of procedural legislation,
despite the fact that judiciary is the most conservative branch of power (which is typical not
only for Russia, but also for other countries). The legal positions of the European Court of
Human Rights should be fully taken into account by the country’s legislators and law enforcers
and this will prevent the occurrence of many violations of the Convention for the Protection
of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, in particular consideration of the issues
of limiting rights and freedoms must be ensured by due process, it includes guarantees of the
opportunity to participate in the process of evidence. The article is devoted to the analysis of
European legal standards of evidence and evaluation of evidence. According to the author,
the approaches and legal positions of the European Court of Human Rights to the perception
of fairness of court proceedings are usually not in doubt, however, when it comes to interpreting
national substantive law, different situations are possible. The article presents various
examples of the Resolutions of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation,
the opinions of researchers and examples of judicial practice.

Keywords: evidence; evaluation of evidence; standards; European Court of Human Rights; Convention
for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; civil procedure.

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Information about the author

Sultanov A.R. (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) – Head of the Legal Department of the
PJSC “Nizhnekamskneftekhim”, Member of Association for Better Living and Edication
(ABLE) (PJSC “Nizhnekamskneftekhim”, Nizhnekamsk, 423574, Russia; e-mail:
aidar_sult@mail.ru).

Recommended citation

Sultanov A.R. Evropejskie pravovye standarty dokazyvaniya i otsenki dokazatel’stv
[European Legal Standards for Evidence and Evaluation of Evidence]. Вестник граж-
данского процесса = Herald of Civil Procedure, 2019, no. 1, p. 96–113. (In Russian)
DOI: 10.24031/2226-0781-2019-9-1-96-113

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