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SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS?

PROBLEMS OF CIVIL PROCEDURE


A.R. SULTANOV

A.R. SULTANOV,
Head of the Legal Department of the PJSC “Nizhnekamskneftekhim”

DOI: 10.24031/2226-0781-2018-8-5-67-90

The article provides an analysis and criticism of the draft law on reducing the time for judges
to produce judicial acts by freeing them from the obligation to prepare the motivation parts
of judicial acts, leaving the duty to motivate judicial acts only in certain categories of cases
and, upon request, of the persons participating in the case. The author assumes that after
the implementation of this initiative of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, cases
of new evidence in the appellate court will decrease, although the possibility of bringing new
evidence in the appellate court is already limited by law. Practitioners have suggested that, in
fact, an appeal may turn into a “check-point” instance, which is guaranteed not to go into the
proceedings. According to the author, this may also devalue the initiative of the Plenum of the
Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to create structurally independent cassation courts of
general jurisdiction and appellate courts of general jurisdiction in the Russian Federation. To
contribute to the strengthening of the rule of law, the rule of law and the prevention of offenses, it
is necessary to create a situation where all the persons participating in the case understood and
adopted the decree. A prerequisite for this is the analysis in the reasoning part of the decision of
all the arguments and circumstances given by the parties in the course of the trial.

Keywords: legal proceedings; reasoning; judgment; appeal; civil procedure; arbitration
procedure.

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Information about the author

Sultanov A.R. (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) – Head of the Legal Department of the PJSC
“Nizhnekamskneftekhim” (423574, Nizhnekamsk, PJSC “Nizhnekamskneftekhim”;
e-mail: aidar_sult@mail.ru).

Recommended citation

Sultanov A.R. Uproshchenie sudoproizvodstva, ili po kom zvonit kolokol? [Summary
Judgment or for Whom the Bell Tolls?]. Вестник гражданского процесса = Herald
of Civil Procedure, 2018, no. 5, p. 67–90. (In Russian) DOI: 10.24031/2226-0781-2018-
8-5-67-90

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