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The Institutional Framework and Methods of the Implementation of Soviet Legal Ideas in the Czechoslovakia and Hungary during Stalinism
The Institutional Framework and Methods of the Implementation of Soviet Legal Ideas in the Czechoslovakia and Hungary during Stalinism

Author(s): Iván Halász
Subject(s): History of Law
Published by: STS Science Centre Ltd
Keywords: academy of sciences; codification; communist parties; constitution; Czechoslovakia; Hungary; law; legal assistance; legal transplants; ministry of justice; Stalinism.

Summary/Abstract: The main topics of paper are the institutional framework and methods of the implementation of Soviet legal ideas and solutions during Stalinism (1949-1956). The paper concentrates on the situation in Czechoslovakia and Hungary. After the short introduction, which is dealing with the history of comparative law in these countries, follow the main part, which focuses on the concrete instruments of Soviet “legal assistance” in post-war Central and Eastern Europe. Among these instruments played dominant role the legal faculties in Budapest and Prague with their departments of Soviet law, further the ministries of justice with their legal institutes and the academic journals of affected countries. Final part of paper describes the process of constitution-making in Czechoslovakia (1948) and Hungary (1949).

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 29-37
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English