Law

The Question of the Principles of State and Municipal Services

Legal regulation of state and municipal services in
the Russian Federation has its own characteristics and features that
determines the specific character of the principles of providing such
services. This paper presents a theoretical understanding of the
principles of public and municipal services. Purpose. Management
process of the organization and provision of public and municipal
services is based on a set of rules and procedures, containing a
series of methods which allows facility managers to provide a rapid
response to the failure of the federal law. These methods include:
problem solving in real time, to develop a common management plan
for state and municipal authorities, increasing the number of services
provided through the Multifunction centers, compliance and violation
of the principles of state and municipal services. Results. This
paper analyzed and compared the principles of state and municipal
services in the Russian Federation. Conclusion. The value of legal
provisions and principles of state and municipal services set out in
Article 4 of the Federal Law № 210-FZ is to ensure that it is necessary
to modify, increasing their number. However, if we consider
the principle of access to services in remote regions of the Russian
Federation for its implementation problems related to territorial remote
location of potential consumers of municipal services from the place
of their provision, lack of information about opportunities for such
services, especially for poor people, do not have access to electronic
information resources, various obstacles for persons with disabilities
(insufficient ramps, special elevators, etc.).

Constitutional Legal Analysis of the Correlation and Interaction between the Terms and Concepts of «Sovereignty», «Independence» and «State Integrity»

Sovereignty, independence and state integrity are
crucial to the functioning of any state because they are directly linked
to the maintenance of state security. However, it can be acknowledged
that at the present time, despite the heightened interest in the abovementioned
categories, the science of law and the Russian legal system
lack a uniform and consistent approach to the interpretation of the terms
«sovereignty», «independence» and «state integrity». Considering the
importance of these conditions for the stable existence and sustainable
growth of the state, it is necessary to address the question what the
abovementioned categories are and how do they correlate and interact
with each other and analyze these aspects in this paper. Methods.
Basic theoretical methods and special methods were used to achieve
the goals of this research paper. The methods include but are not
limited to: analysis, synthesis, logical methods, dialectical methods,
and systematic-structural methods. The use of the abovementioned
methods was instrumental to the thorough research of the interdependent
objects in interaction and the identification of separate elements
of the researched categories, which, in turn, gave me the opportunity
to draw the proper generalizations and conclusions. Results. In the
course of the research, the author has come to the conclusion that the
terms «sovereignty», «independence» and «state integrity» differ from
each other. And yet these categories are inextricably linked and have
certain elements in common. These categories influence each other,
mutually changing each other. The loss of one category threatens the
future existence and functioning of the other categories

The Development of Law Communication Study in Russia: Problems and Prospects

The article deals with the analysis of a new interdisciplinary
research field formation in Russia – law communication
studies. Theoretical analysis. Formation of communication studies
in the space of domestic humanities began in the post-Soviet period
and was associated with the reception of the Western models of
methodological and institutional organization of knowledge about
communication. In Russia the introduction of communicative problems
in the educational process was quite fast. Communication specialty of
higher education, specialized research associations, specialized scientific
periodicals, dissertation themes were created. The main barrier
to the development of domestic communication study was making an
independent scientific discipline. It remains unresolved. Institutional
deficit determined «atomization» of research communications for a
variety of research areas, specialization subject field of communication.
The forming of law communication study was a special case of
this process. It had three stages: 1) the emergence of a new subject
area at the intersection of linguistics and jurisprudence and stable
interest in the study of law communications; 2) the establishment of
law communicative theory in the general theory of law; 3) the formation
of state information and communication paradigms with the active
participation of information law science. Results. Three disciplinary
areas that generate a substantive law communication studies field
were analyzed. This analysis showed that the sufficient conditions for
their integration into a single unit completed. Firstly, it is a common
for them tendency to interpret communication in law through its
social nature and steady feedback from non-legal sciences, which explore the modern communication processes. Secondly, it is using
of categorical apparatus and basic structural schemes of communication
study. Now development of the law communication studies as an
independent interdisciplinary research area depends on the process
of consolidation of the scientific community.

Evaluation of the Customs Authorities on the Basis of the Existing System of Indicators and Suggestions for their Improvement

Introduction. The strategic objective of the Customs Service of the Russian Federation is to improve the economic security of the Russian Federation, the creation of favorable conditions for attracting investments into the Russian economy, the full revenues of the federal budget, to protect domestic producers, protection of intellectual property and the best interest of the foreign trade activity by improving the quality and effectiveness customs administration. Theoretical analysis. The article benchmarking the effectiveness of customs considered as an important tool by which the Federal Customs Service of Russia carries out the strategic goals. Discussion of results. On the example of the Saratov Customs noted that benchmarking the effectiveness of customs are a tool not only strategic, but also operational management, as well as a means of controlling the activities of the customs authorities of the state. One way to increase the level of control functions, improve the management system of the customs authorities and the country’s economy is to improve the performance benchmarks of the customs authorities and the methodology for evaluating their performance.

The Quality of the Personnel of the Customs Authorities as the Most Important Factor in Ensuring the Quality of Customs Services

Introduction. Human resources development and the formation of the professional staff of the customs authorities is the basis of ensuring the provision of quality public services. Theoretical analysis. In this article the quality of the personnel is considered as the most important factor shaping the quality of services provided by the customs authorities. Discussion of results. On the example of Saratov Customs we can see that customs makes every effort to organize effective management of processes and resources and maximize the benefits of the knowledge and skills of staff, so that the reduction of staff does not have a significant impact on the quality of customs services in the region of Saratov Customs. Key underpinning for solving these problems are the target indicators of the Customs Development Strategy of Russian Federation until 2020.

Juvenile Justice in Russia: the Needs of Creation and the Problems of Formation

Introduction. The article deals with the preconditions for the emergence in Russia of the juvenile justice. The author investigates the prerequisites of becoming a juvenile justice system in prerevolutionary Russia. An analysis of the historical experience of our country, the current state of the social spheres of public life in Russia, juvenile delinquency, the views of supporters and opponents of the establishment of a system of juvenile justice, the author comes to the conclusion that in the modern period in our country there is a need drastic improvement of juvenile justice. Results. The analysis of the modern Russian system of administration of justice in relation to minors and the historical experience of the country suggests the need for Russia to juvenile justice system. Conclussion. The study author showed that the introduction of juvenile justice, which puts its primary objective the use of the positive impact of the family, to protect the adolescent from the adverse effects of modern society and its initiation to a normal life, will reduce the number of juvenile offenders, as well as to improve the work with adolescents have committed a crime.

To the Question of the Legal Status of People

Introduction. Stable development of Russia as a multinational democratic state requires consideration not only of the characteristics of a nation as a historical and cultural community of people living on the same territory, and the determination of its constitutional-legal status as a subject of Vlastnosti. Purpose. The main aim of this work is the justification of the legal personality of the people as the owner of statutory measures of behavior and participant regulated by legal norms of social relations. Results. The authors considered the scope and content of the exclusive constitutional legal status of the people as a special collective subject. Availability of generic legal capacity allows people not just to be a subject of law, and member of the constitutional legal. In this regard, are considered forms of realization of the constitutional legal status of the people within specific relationships, as well as indirectly, through various socio-political institutions. Conclusions. The authors come to the conclusion about the necessity of clarifying the constitutional-legal status of the people.

The Participation of Citizens in Managing the Affairs of the State Through the Activity of Political Parties at the Local Level

Introduction. The article is dedicated to analyze questions and opportunities of participation of citizens in managing the affairs of the state through the activity of political parties at the local level. Object. The main point of the article is to analyze a regulatory framework of improving political parties’ activity at the local level ensuring the realization citizens’ rights of the participation in managing the affairs of the state. Results. The author has completed his research of Russian legislation, practice of parties’ participation in resolving local issues in the CIS counties and in the world, benchmark of Russian parties’ activity in resolving local issues. He proved that opportunities of citizen participation in government process are increasing simultaneously with the increase of number of elected local officials. Proper realization and enforcement of this citizens right to influence government on the local level and participate in management is exactly the point where political parties have growing opportunities and should be more active. Conclusion. Author concluded that parties’ activity on the local and regional level is not enough and it doesn’t confirm the priorities of the development of civil society and the political system. Author discovers roots about the opportunity of improving efficiency of political parties’ activity and the realization citizens’ rights of the participation in government process based on principles of the Russian Constitution and the legislation of the political parties. There is also a list of problems is formulated. The political parties could play a major role solving these problems.

Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Freedoms in the Constitutions and Legislation of Foreign States

Introduction. The United Nations and the World Health Organization are completing the formation of an international system of sexual and reproductive rights and freedoms, carrying out the implementation provisions of this system into national law. The ongoing process obeys to a number of general rules, whose analysis is carried out in this article. Object. Universal patterns in the development of sexual and reproductive rights and freedoms, using as illustrations of this development the constitutions and the laws of India, Switzerland and Gabon. Results. The author analyzes the constitutional establishment and regulation of sexual and reproductive rights and freedoms in the studied countries. The studied countries are located at different stages of the process of achieving the highest possible level of compliance and protection of sexual and reproductive rights and freedoms. Conclusion. The process of achieving the highest possible level of compliance and the protection of sexual and reproductive rights and freedoms proceeds inductively. The article presents a model of this process.

Procurement of the Constitutional Principle of Secret Ballot During Electronic Voting in the Russian Federation

Introduction. Intensive application of information technology in the electoral process is an inherent part of social development, and modernization of technical equipment for voting is an inherent part of development of the information society in Russia. The significant reform of the electoral process through the introduction of electronic voting has been going in the Russian Federation since 2000. Purpose. The main purpose consists in analyzing modern problems of procurement of the constitutional principle of secret ballot during the electronic voting in the Russian Federation and improvement of legal regulation in this sphere. Results. An acute issue of violation of the constitutional principle of secret ballot arises as far as the analysis of modern electoral processes is concerned. Nowadays modernization of technical equipment of stationary voting in accordance with the current needs of the information society does not lose its relevance. Applying remote voting as the basic method requires development of special secure software to prevent hackings. Conclusion. The author concludes that introduction of electronic voting and necessity of its technical procurement and legal regulation in order to comply with all the principles of the electoral process are very important.

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