Keywords: civil process, justice, rationality, fair practice


The article discusses the use of evaluative concepts in civil proceedings, as fixed both in the texts of normative acts and in doctrine. It has been proved that the absence of normative guidelines or concretization of the notion in acts of higher judicial agencies leads to contradictory judicial decisions, violates the uniformity of judicial practice and reduces guarantees for judicial protection of violated rights and safeguards. The authors classify and give general characteristics of categories that have blurred content. There are three groups of evaluative concepts: evaluative categories that are specified in the norms of the procedural code; evaluative concepts that do not have a normative definition, but are disclosed and specified in judicial acts of the highest judicial bodies of the Russian Federation; evaluation categories that are not disclosed both in procedural norms and judicial practice. The article emphasizes that established uniformity in the application of evaluation categories will minimize legal conflicts, gaps and contradictions, the multitude of which undermines the authority of the judicial power and violates the right for a fair trial.




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Author Biographies

Irina Rekhtina, Altai State University

Candidate of Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Labor, Environmental Law and Civil Process of Altai State University  


Mikhail Bolovnev, Altai State University

Sn. Lecturer ща еру Department of Labor, Environmental Law and Civil Process, Altai State University



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How to Cite
Rekhtina, I., & Bolovnev, M. (2018). EVALUATIVE CONCEPTS IN THE CIVIL PROCESS. Legal Linguistics, (7/8(18/19), 27-34. https://doi.org/10.14258/leglin(2018)7-803
Legal hermeneutics