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Privatization of Justice

Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Administrative Proceedings 
of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University 

Privatization of justice is the most vivid direction, with which the latest changes in civil procedure are connected. What is the privatization of justice, what results have already been obtained and what are projected, is discussed on the basis of data on the results of reforms in the United States and in Western Europe. The most important issue is the threat of the elimination of justice in its present form, which is a civilizational value and the return to court of two types – elite, qualitative for the chosen circle of persons and ersatzjustice for the rest. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is not permissible. ADR cannot act as a mechanism equal to justice in resolving disputes settled by state law. The sphere of development of ADR is social relations, regulated by soft law. Therefore, ADR should develop through the expansion of the autonomy of individual communities to regulate the social relations that develop in these communities. 

Keywords: privatization of justice; court; law; humanitarian value; alternative dispute resolution (ADR); private person autonomy; state duties; workfare state (post-social state); public relations; soft law; compulsory execution. 


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Information about the author 

Streltsova E.G. (Moscow, Russia) – Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Administrative Proceedings of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (125993, Moscow, Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya St., 9; e-mail: kgpc@msal.ru).

 Recommended citation 

Streltsova E.G. Privatizatsiya pravosudiya [Privatization of Justice]. Вестник гражданского процесса = Herald of Civil Procedure, 2018, no. 2, p. 47–80. (In Russian) DOI: 10.24031/2226-0781-2018-8-2-47-80

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