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Louise Isobel Shelley

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Professor, School of Public Affairs
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Nature and Function of Soviet Justice
Term:
Jan 01, 1986
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May 01, 1986

Project Summary

Examines Soviet law using conventional legal sources as well as émigré lawyers to probe whether two systems of justice exist in the USSR (one for societal deviants, the other for civil concerns) and whether the political status of the defendant and his utility to the Sovet state determines his treatment. Notes an unrecognized continuity between the justice system of the Stalinist and post-Stalinist periods.

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