Penal Regulations Concerning “Bloody Revenge” in the Soviet Union Cover Image

Karnoprawne regulacje krwawej zemsty w Związku Radzieckim
Penal Regulations Concerning “Bloody Revenge” in the Soviet Union

Author(s): Katarzyna Laskowska
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, History of Law, Criminal Law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: penal law; Soviet Union; bloody revenge

Summary/Abstract: In her study, K. Laskowska has presented the essence of the so called “bloody revenge” custom, peculiar to many USSR nations. She has shown a legal response to this ‘relic of local customs’ provided for in the Soviet criminal codes. She has endeavoured to demonstrate that neither the Soviet nor the modern state has managed to eliminate it from the lives of some societies, since their deep-rooted devotion to family tradition, sense of honour and justice has proven stronger than the statutory law. She stresses that it remains alive in many nations of the North Caucasus.

  • Issue Year: 14/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 325-336
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish