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JUDICIAL EVIDENCE OF SUBJECTIVE INTEGRITY

JUDICIAL EVIDENCE OF SUBJECTIVE INTEGRITY

V.G. GOLUBTSOV,
Doctor of Legal Sciences, Head of the Department of Business Law,
Civil and Arbitration Procedure, Perm State University,
Judge, Seventeenth Arbitration Court of Appeal

DOI: 10.24031/2226-0781-2020-10-5-83-100

The author refers to the practice of enforcing the rules of subjective integrity. Subjective
integrity is seen as a special construct reflecting the circumstances of apologetic ignorance in
the structure of objective integrity. According to the author, the facts of apologetic ignorance
should be distinguished from situations of simple ignorance, which do not need to be legally
assessed by the court, and unlike situations of apologetic ignorance, are included in the debt
provided for by law. The article groups the cases of subjective integrity mentioned by the
legislator and analyses their application as unrelated to imputed knowledge. The practice
of the courts with regard to obtaining, examining and evaluating evidence of subjective
impossibility to recognize facts by an unknown person acting without real consideration of
these circumstances is investigated. Proposals are made to change judicial practice in order
to take into account the achievements of domestic civilistics and to eliminate problems
caused by disregard of subjective integrity in certain categories of court cases.

Keywords: integrity; subjective integrity; apologetic ignorance; burden of proof; presumption
of integrity.

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Information about the author

V.G. Golubtsov (Perm, Russia) – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Head of the Department
of Business Law, Civil and Arbitration Procedure, Perm State University, Judge,
Seventeenth Arbitration Court of Appeal (3, Bldg. 5 Genkel St., Perm, 614068, Russia;
e-mail: vg2009@yandex.ru).

Recommended citation

Golubtsov V.G. Sudebnoe dokazyvanie obstoiatel’stv sub”ektivnoi dobrosovestnosti
[Judicial Evidence of Subjective Integrity]. Vestnik grazhdanskogo protsessa – Herald of
Civil Procedure, 2020, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 83–100. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.24031/2226-
0781-2020-10-5-83-100

V.G. GOLUBTSOV