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JUSTICE IN THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

PROBLEMS OF CIVIL PROCEDURE


E.I. ALEXEEVSKAYA

E.I. ALEXEEVSKAYA,
Candidate of Legal Sciences,
General Director of the Legal Center “Alexeevskaya and Partners”

DOI: 10.24031/2226-0781-2019-9-4-12-30

The Global Sustainable Development Goal 16 of the United Nations’ “2030 Agenda” calls all
the countries of the world to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development,
provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions
at all levels”.1 At the same time, Russian Federation has not come up with a uniform
understanding of the “sustainable development” and “rule of law” terms which means a great
need for an analysis of this concept for the sake of eventual establishing effective access to
court and rise of legal guarantees in the national judiciary rules. This task necessitates the
use of analogy, deduction and synthesis, also historic, systemic and logical interpretation, as
well as dialectic and technical legal methods. Application of these methods has allowed us to
conclude that the national contemporary legal science in Russia disagrees with the globally
accepted meaning of the “sustainable development of justice” term which precludes forming
of a National Judicial Development Action Plan which may contain reasonable steps that
give rise to legal guarantees in court proceedings, provide accountability of justice institutions
and ensure truly unhindered access to court and bailiff service. Combined with the lack of
globally approved perception of the “rule of law”, the accurate implementation of both concepts
seems almost unfeasible. The solution might be found in the launch of special training
programs and professional courses for government employees whose day-to-day routine
must comply with universal standards of fair trial and good governance.

Keywords: sustainable development; rule of law; access to court; UN Agenda; civil litigation;
goals; federal target programs; judicial system.

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Information about the author

Alexeevskaya E.I. (Moscow, Russia) – Candidate of Legal Sciences, General Director
of the Legal Center “Alexeevskaya and Partners” (4, Bldg. 2 Slavyanskaya Sq., Moscow,
109074, Russia; e-mail: director@lcap-group.ru).

Recommended citation

Alexeevskaya E.I. Justice in the Concept of Sustainable Development. Herald of Civil
Procedure, 2019, vol. 9, no. 4, p. 12–30. (In Russian). https://doi.org/10.24031/2226-
0781-2019-9-4-12-30

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