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xviii, 268 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • The incomplete Civil War and the Great Terror
  • A taste for terror
  • Vania the terrible
  • Under the dictation of Fleishman
  • What happened in Uman?
  • An excursion to Zaporozh'e
  • Uspenskii's stooge
  • Postscript
  • Conclusion.
The Great Terror (1937-38) in the Soviet Union occupies a central role in the history of twentieth-century mass violence. During a sixteen-month period, the Stalin regime arrested over 1.5 million people, mostly on trumped-up charges of "counterrevolutionary" and "anti-Soviet" activity, of whom about half were summarily executed and the rest were sent to the Gulag. While we now know a great deal about the experience of victims, we know almost nothing about the perpetrators. One explanation for this lacuna is that there were no public trials-no equivalent of the postwar prosecution of Nazi war criminals-of Soviet perpetrators. Yet there were secret trials of NKVD (secret police) officials, the subject of this new book by eminent Soviet historian Lynne Viola. In what has been dubbed "the purge of the purgers, " almost one thousand secret police officers were prosecuted by Soviet military courts for violations of Soviet criminal procedure. They were charged with multiple counts of fabrication of evidence, falsification of interrogation protocols, use of torture to secure "confessions, " and murders during pre-trial detention of "suspects." As a rule, these trials were held in strict observance of the norms of Soviet criminal procedure and resulted in conviction, with sentences ranging from administrative reprimand to execution. The documentation generated by these trials include verbatim interrogation records and written confessions signed by perpetrators in 1937-38; testimony by victims, witnesses, and experts; and stenographic transcripts of court sessions. Arguably, these heretofore unused documents constitute the holy grail of the documentation on the Great Terror and the single, most valuable source of information on Soviet perpetrators. Although the FSB (formerly KGB) archives in Moscow forbid researchers from accessing these files, the Ukrainian archives include the criminal files of secret police officials at every level of the hierarchy in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, a multiethnic borderland where the Great Terror was at its worst. The documents illuminate one of the darkest corners of Soviet history-the inner world of Stalin's terror and the mental cosmos of Soviet perpetrators. They allow us to eavesdrop on the conversations of NKVD men, as they discuss the practices of the Great Terror amongst themselves. They permit us to listen in on the top-secret operational meetings of the NKVD at different regional levels as it set out to launch the Great Terror. They show the preparation of false confessions. They reveal the macabre violence of the execution chamber in the blood-spattered basements of the NKVD. Most importantly, they bring us directly into the interrogation room to witness the questioning and torture of victims, where the extraction of confessions was the ultimate goal. Viola presents a series of micro-histories of the terror based on the criminal files of NKVD investigators who found themselves behind bars. She details the most prolific perpetrators of Soviet mass violence and contextualizes the secret trials. Like Christopher Browning in Ordinary Men, Viola is able to build the backgrounds of these perpetrators and to interrogate their statements as the accused. These were no " but men (and at least one woman) who chose a career in the NKVD and spent years within its cloistered culture of violence, often moving them from lower-class backgrounds up the social ladder. They were children of the Revolution and participants of the Civil War or of the forced collectivization, which conditioned them to see the violent internal purge as normal. Their trials expose the state crimes of Stalin and the NKVD in a manner never expected to be public and that will fascinate and shock even those familiar with the works on Soviet oppression.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190674168 20180213
Law Library (Crown)
xxvii, 354 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Einleitung
  • Geschichte des ukrainischen Privatsversicherungsrechts
  • Rechtsquellen des Privatversicherungsrechts
  • Beteiligte des Versicherungsverhältnisses
  • Der Vericherungsvertrag
  • Rechtsstellung der Parteien
  • Schlussbetrachtungen.
Law Library (Crown)
volumes ; 24 cm.
  • Volume one. Fundamental theoretical and historical jurisprudence / edited by O.V. Petryshyn
  • II. Public law doctrine of Ukraine / edited by Iu P. Bytiak
  • volume two. Public law doctrine of Ukraine.
This volume opens the most substantial treatise ever published on Ukrainian legal doctrine. Section One is devoted to the philosophy of law, methodological, and scientific fundamental principles of jurisprudence. Section Two turns to issues of the supremacy and the rule of law in recent Ukrainian experience, human rights, and doctrinal metrics of the Ukrainian legal system. Section Three addresses doctrinal conceptions of modern Ukrainian statehood, including Ukrainian approaches to a civil society, conceptions of federation, judicial practice and legal doctrine as sources of Ukrainian law, and legal aspects and implications of approximating Ukrainian law to the law of the European Union. In Section Four modern Ukrainian doctrines of legal history are explored with special reference to the historiography of twentieth-century Ukrainian experience in State-building.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780854901814 20160822
Volume two of the most substantial treatise ever published on Ukrainian legal doctrine is dedicated to public law. Section One treats constitutional law doctrine, including the concept of the social State, forms of rule, and constitutional justice. Section Two turns to administrative law. Section Three considers doctrinal issues of financial law, taxation, budget law, and banking law. In Section Four attention is given to the correlation of international and municipal law, problems of international security, membership in international organizations, and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Section Five addresses the challenges of information law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780854902064 20160823
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 47 pages : map ; 23 cm
  • Wie fraglich ist die Übergangsregierung?
  • Ist Präsident Janukowitsch noch formal im Amt?
  • Das Referendum vom 16.03.2014 : wie sind völkerrechtlich Abstimmungen über Abspaltungen zu sehen?
  • Karte : Krim
  • Wichtige Gesetzestexte.
Law Library (Crown)
301 pages : color photographs ; 28 cm
  • Rechtspolitische Essays zu den Entwicklungen im Kriminaljustizsystem in Deutschland : Polizei, Staatsanwaltschaft, Strafverteidigung, Strafgerichte und Strafvollzug = Legal-political essays on the developments in Germany's criminal justice system : police, state prosecutor's office, criminal defense, criminal courts, and penal system / Peter-Alexis Albrecht
  • Die Massregeln der Besserung und Sicherung im deutschen Strafrecht : vom Schuldstrafrecht zum Präventionsstrafrecht = Hospital-ordered treatment in German penal law : from guilt-based to prevention-based penal law / Ulrich Baltzer
  • Korruptionsbekämpfung in Deutschland : gesetzliche Grundlagen und Compliance = Fighting corruption in Germany : legal foundations and compliance / Björn Kruse
  • Korruptionsbekämpfung im deutschen Gesundheitswesen = Fighting corruption in the German healthcare system / Mathias Grzesiek
  • Grund- und Menschenrechtsschutz in Deutschland = Protection of human rights and fundmanetal freedoms in Germany / Christoph Krehl
  • Ukraine : Geschichte, Prägungen, Orientierungen / Aleksandr Karpelev
  • Antikorruptionsgesetzgebung in der Ukraine = Anti-corruption legislation in Ukraine / Ilʹi͡a Kukurudzi͡ak
  • Ukrainische Gesetzgebung zur Bekämpfung von Korruption = Ukrainian legislation on combating corruption : a general review / Daryna Kosinova
  • Umsetzung internationaler Massnahmen zur Korruptionsbekämpfung in der ukrainischen Gesetzgebung = Implementation of international relegations on combaing corruption into Ukrainian legislation / Evelina Alisova
  • Zmina pidkhodu do ti͡ahara dokazuvanni͡a i͡ak sposib borotʹby iz zlovz͡hi͡amy sluz͡hbovykh osib = Umkehr der Beweislastregel (nemo-tenetur se ipso accusare) bei Machtmissbrauch von Amtsträgern = Reveral of the burden of proof in cases of officials' abuse of power / Vira Navrotsʹka, Natalʹi͡a Lashchuk
  • Schutz personenbezogener Daten in der Ukraine : Erfolge, Probleme, Perspektiven = Personal data protection in Ukraine : achievements, problems, prospects / Andriĭ Maryniv
  • Datenschutz in der Sozial- und Rechtsordnung der Ukraine = Data protection in the Ukrainian social and legal order / Oksana Horpyni͡uk, Oksana Bronevytsʹka
  • Die aktuelle ukrainische Gesetzgebung zu Fremdenfeindlichkeit und Rassismus = Contemporary Ukrainian legislation on combating xenophobia and racism / Kateryna Kosinova
  • Der Einfluss des Europarats auf Massnahmen zur Bekämpfung von Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit in der Ukraine = The council of Europe's influence against racism and xenophobia in Ukraine / Vytalyĭ Ushakov
  • Strafrechtlicher Schutz gegenüber religiöser Diskriminierung in der Ukraine = Criminal-legal protection from religious discrimination in Ukraine / Volodymyr Kovalenko
  • Zur Verfassungsbeschwerde in der Ukraine : Pro und Kontra = The institution of the constitutional claim in Ukraine : pro and con / Olesi͡a Trahni͡uk, Teti͡ana Komarova
  • Praktische Wege der Anpassung der ukrainischen Miliz und Justiz an rechtliche Standards der Europäischen Union = Practical ways of conforming the Ukrainian militsiya and judiciary to the legal standards of the European Union / Hrihoriĭ Moshak
  • Unabhängigkeit und Kooperation : der eigene Weg der Ukraine zu rechtsstaatlicher und menschenrechtlicher Orientierung = Independence and cooperation : Ukraine's own path toward the rule of law and human rights / Peter-Alexis Albrecht.
Law Library (Crown)
lxxii, 374 p. ; 25 cm.
The Civil Code of Ukraine and Law of Ukraine on Private International Law, as amended, are fundamental to doing business in Ukraine, a country which has found the transition to a market economy challenging. No foreign investor or legal practitioner concerned with Ukraine can fail to be without it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780854900978 20160607
Law Library (Crown)
v. ; 23 cm.
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[44]-56 p. ; 24 cm.
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