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Soviet/Russian Legislation Against National or Racial Hatred and Discrimination

Soviet/Russian Legislation Against National or Racial Hatred and Discrimination 217 SOVIET/RUSSIAN LEGISLATION AGAINST NATIONAL OR RACIAL HATRED AND DISCRIMINATION Yuri Luryi Senior Associate, Centre for Russian and East European Studies of the University of Toronto Alexander Lyubechansky* The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada Throughout the seventy-four years of existence of the Soviet state, the legislation against national or racial discrimination has been changed several times. The first changes have been brought about by the adoption of the first two criminal codes (1922, 1926). Later on however, the Russian Criminal Code of 1961, which is presently still in effect, was amended a few times. These amendments covered many articles and not only those pertaining to responsibility for national or racial discrimination. A new draft of the Russian Criminal Code was published after the Soviet State ceased to exist. This draft was published in the new journal titled Zakon (The Law), which is a recently-founded supplement to the newspaper Izvestiia. The editors stated in the introduction that this draft was submitted for discussion to the Russian Parliament in an environment free from the dictatorship of the Communist Party and its compulsory ideology. The purpose of this paper is to compare relevant Soviet laws from the inception of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Central and East European Law Brill

Soviet/Russian Legislation Against National or Racial Hatred and Discrimination

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 1994 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0925-9880
eISSN
1573-0352
DOI
10.1163/157303594X00139
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217 SOVIET/RUSSIAN LEGISLATION AGAINST NATIONAL OR RACIAL HATRED AND DISCRIMINATION Yuri Luryi Senior Associate, Centre for Russian and East European Studies of the University of Toronto Alexander Lyubechansky* The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada Throughout the seventy-four years of existence of the Soviet state, the legislation against national or racial discrimination has been changed several times. The first changes have been brought about by the adoption of the first two criminal codes (1922, 1926). Later on however, the Russian Criminal Code of 1961, which is presently still in effect, was amended a few times. These amendments covered many articles and not only those pertaining to responsibility for national or racial discrimination. A new draft of the Russian Criminal Code was published after the Soviet State ceased to exist. This draft was published in the new journal titled Zakon (The Law), which is a recently-founded supplement to the newspaper Izvestiia. The editors stated in the introduction that this draft was submitted for discussion to the Russian Parliament in an environment free from the dictatorship of the Communist Party and its compulsory ideology. The purpose of this paper is to compare relevant Soviet laws from the inception of the

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Review of Central and East European LawBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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