Статьи рубрики | Foreign experience of transport legal regulation

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12.00.10 “International law; European law”

Yury V. Kosolapov, Anna Al. Sivova. Transportation of offenders by specific transport means in foreign countries

UDK: 348.3


Yury V. Kosolapov - Candidate of Chemical Sciences, associate professor of the department ‘Customs law and organization of the customs affairs’ of the Law Institute of the Russian University of Transport

Anna Al. Sivova - Candidate of Philological Sciences, head of the department for the study of domestic and foreign experience, history of the penitentiary system, comparative analysis of the penitentiary law of the Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia


Abstract. The current paper has considered the problem of the transportation of convicted persons and persons taken into custody in foreign countries, based on the requirements of international regulations, national legislation in the field of escorting this category of people, as well as on penitentiary practice in the United States, Great Britain and Switzerland. There has been consistently proved that the modification and technical characteristics of any type of specific transport for escorting offenders must meet its purpose due to the principles of humanity with respect to those accompanied and traffic safety.

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Nikita Iv. Tyulenev. Legal basis for granting access to railway infrastructure in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Poland

UDK: 338


Nikita Iv. Tyulenev - leading legal counsel of the Kaliningrad railways, a branch of the JSCo “RZD”, Master's degree in Law


Abstract. In the conditions of a modern mobile and rapidly developing market, the industrial, processing, and trading enterprises need operational logistics support for their activities. Nowadays railway transport plays an important role in freight market formation, which ensures its stable participation in the transport system of any country. In the Russian Federation, railway transport operates on a partially competitive basis, i.e. partial privatization with a large share of state capital, both from the financing of the industry, and in performing administrative functions. In turn, the railway transport sector in the European Union is mostly represented by private carriers, logistics operators, and the state-owned company is the owner of the transport infrastructure. The developing strategies and programs for railway transport in Russia suggest the formation of a competitive freight market based on the principles of separating transportation services from railway infrastructure services. Taking into consideration the efficiency of the system in European countries, the current paper has analyzed the current legal regulation of the interaction of the carrier and the owner of the infrastructure in Russia and Poland, as a member country of the European Union, where there is a railway freight market with high rates of competition among its members.

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Ivan V. Kholikov., Aleksandr Ig. Zemlin. The main tendencies in criminal legal regulation of transport activities in the People’s Republic of China

UDK: 341.9:347.965


Ivan V. Kholikov - Doctor of Law, professor, professor of the department of state-juridical disciplines of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, deputy supervisor of the direction ‘Transport security’ of the Scientific-Advisory Section of the Center for Security Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SAS CSS RAS)

Aleksandr Ig. Zemlin - Doctor of law, professor, head of the department ‘Transport Law’ of the Law Institute of the Russian University of Transport, honored scientist of the Russian Federation, supervisor of the direction ‘Transport security’ of the Scientific-Advisory Section of the Center for Security Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Abstract. The current paper has examined the present state and main tendencies in the development of the criminal legislation of the PR China after the adoption of the Criminal Code in 1979, due to the political and economic changes. Taking into account the significant formal and dogmatic shortcomings identified in the process of law enforcement there has been a great necessity to make significant amendments through the adoption of numerous regulatory legal acts in the field of criminal law. This circumstance undoubtedly introduced a certain dissonance into the entire system of this legal branch. In order to form a unified and holistic view of the current Criminal Code, there has been conducted an analysis of the individual amendments which are the most important for the regulation of transport relations adopted in recent years. The current paper has also provided an overview of the current criminal law practice in China, has presented some crime statistics, discussed the tendencies specific to the criminal regulation of transport activities. At the same time, the authors have emphasized the attention paid by the Criminal law of China to the issues of enforcing the transport infrastructure security, both from the point of view of economic development, and ensuring geopolitical stability and security of the state. Indeed, for China, transport is the most important component of the country's economy, as well as the infrastructure component and the basis for the development of all other types of economy. In this regard, there has been emphasized that the specifics of China’s positive criminal law in the field of liability for crimes against transport security is that the legal provisions providing for the corresponding criminal sanction for offenses, in particular, in non-compliance with the established procedure for the functioning of the elements of the transport complex were formulated by simple dispositions and at the same time they had a minimum number of qualifying features. There has been noted that the specifics of the positive law of China in the field of criminal liability for violation of traffic rules, on the contrary, is the legalization of an impressive array of qualifying features. The abovementioned has allowed the authors to conclude about the necessity for constructive cooperation between legal scholars of the two states. The authors of the paper consider that the study of the problems of counteracting certain types of modern crime is an important area of scientific cooperation. No less significant is the interaction of the leading transport universities in Russia and China, which train lawyers in transport, as part of joint projects to study the experience of teaching legal disciplines, exchange students for various programs, including postgraduate programs, as well as networking.

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Anna K. Zharova. UK Legal System for processing of genetic information

UDK: 340(410)(075.8)


Anna K. Zharova - Candidate of Law, docent, senior researcher of the department of Information Law and International Information Security of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Abstract. The problem of ensuring the information security of genetic information is relevant, since every year the volume of research conducted in the field of genetics is constantly increasing in the world, and accordingly, the amount of data that can be used to identify a person is growing. In most developed countries, the legal system is aimed at ensuring the safety of the collection, research and further use of the obtained genetic information. The paper analyzes the UK legal system, which is very scrupulous in civil law regulation of relations in the field of genetic engineering, in contrast to the Russian Federation.

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Vitaliy An. Maltsev. Characteristics of the legal regulation of a vehicle insurance and a civil liability insurance of their owners in Brazil

UDK: 368.1


Vitaliy An. Maltsev - Candidate of Law, docent, head of the department of administrative, financial and international law of the Academy of Labour and Social Relations


Abstract. The current paper has studied the characteristics of legal regulation of a vehicle insurance and a liability insurance of their owners in Brazil. There has been shown a process of insurance legislation formation in this area. There have been analyzed the provisions of legislative and other regulatory legal acts governing the objects, conditions and rules of transport insurance. There have been established the specific features of insurance legislation, which are clearly manifested in the field of transport insurance. There have been considered the issues of state regulation and control in the field of a vehicle insurance, as well as changes recently occurred in this area. There have been determined the features of the Brazilian insurance market, where transport insurance occupies one of the main places. There has been given a characteristic of the national private insurance system, which has become one of the priority areas in the insurance sector. There have been disclosed functions and powers of special bodies of supervision and regulation of the insurance market. It has been concluded that the system of legal regulation and control in the insurance industry in Brazil includes a combination of public and private management. Due to the fact that a vehicle insurance and a civil liability insurance of their owners is not a special type, but referred to as general insurance, the current paper has highlighted their features and specifics of their legal relations. There have been studied basic legal aspects of compulsory civil liability insurance of vehicle owners. In this case, there have been indicated the features in the procedure for the singing of an insurance agreement, its conditions, as well as the current rules of this type of insurance. There have been noted the significant differences in distribution of insurance premiums and compensation for damage occurred in the framework of insured events. There has been considered the procedure for insurance premiums and the documents required for getting insurance money paid. There have been indicated the features of liability measures applied both for insurance companies, and for their leaders for violations of insurance rules. There has been made a comparison of the provisions of Brazilian insurance legislation with the norms of Russian legislation governing transport insurance.

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Marat Al. Sarsembaev. The phenomenon of Kazakhstan international transport corridors: their functioning on the basis of international treaties

UDK: 339.92:327


Marat Al. Sarsembaev - Doctor of Law, professor of the department of international law of L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan)


Abstract. The current paper is devoted to the analysis of the status and activities of the international transport corridors of the Eurasian continent, to which the Republic of Kazakhstan is directly related. There have been critically considered multilateral international treaties and conventions that govern the general aspects of international corridors and the international transport contract separately. An analytical study has been given on the example of the contracts on international transport corridors “North-South” and “TRACECA”. There have been presented statistical data that characterize the results of activities related to international transport corridors. The current paper has formulated the definition of the concept of an international transport corridor, the purpose of which is to provide high-quality customer service, to deliver its cargo on time and in good preservation. Great importance has been given to digitalization, automation, and robotization of the frights along international transport corridors. It has been noted that in the transport laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan there are no standards related to the management and functioning of international transport corridors. As a result of a critical review of international treaties, contracts and agreements, as well as Kazakhstani legislative acts related to road traffic and means of communication, the author has formulated suggestions and recommendations for improving both international and domestic legal acts. The legal problems of transport corridors in the current paper have been analyzed by the methods of content analysis, critical analysis, and the study of the mutual relations of internal and external issues. There have been given the following proposals to improve international treaties and laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan with their justifications in general: the formulation of the rights and obligations of the Coordination Council at the North-South international transport corridor; substantiation of civil liability of the operator for multimodal transportation; additional means to solve disputes between participating countries; the necessity to adopt a new Kazakhstan law on logistics facilities along transport corridors.

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Aleksandr V. Kulikov, Nikita Iv. Tyulenev. Features of legal regulation of railway transport in Russia and in the European Union and the necessity to harmonize them

UDK: 347.463


Aleksandr V. Kulikov - Doctor of Law, professor, head of the department of the Law Institute of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, honored lawyer of the Russian Federation

Nikita Iv. Tyulenev - applicant of Candidate of Law, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, leading legal adviser of the Kaliningrad Railways (branch of the OAO “RZhD”)


Abstract. The transport law of any state and the union of states should be by nature an open, limitless harmonized system and be compatible with international norms of transport law. According to the International Union of Railways, the prospects for rail freight transportation largely depend on the desire of different countries to combine their efforts and resources. The elimination of all inconsistencies and formal disagreements will create conditions for free international trade and will implement the ideas of free movement of goods and services throughout the Eurasian continent.

The current paper is an analysis of compliance with the norms of domestic legislation and that of the European Union, which determine the organization features of the railway transport system, the functioning of railway carriers, and the owners of the other enterprises infrastructure.

The paper has presented a comparative legal study of the legislative foundations of the railway companies’ activities, the principles of the transportation market regulation. Due to the objective necessity for integration, this area needs to improve legal regulation and harmonization.

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Vitaliy An. Maltsev. The peculiarities of the legal regulation of transport insurance in Japan

UDK: 349.3:368


Vitaliy An. Maltsev - Candidate of law, docent, head of the department of administrative, financial and international law, the Academy of Labour and Social Relations


Abstract. The article examines the system of legal regulation and peculiarities of insurance in the road and sea transport in Japan. There are considered formation and development of general and special insurance legislation and its principles. The article shows the main directions of legislation reforming and its influence on the insurance market. There are analyzed the main provisions of the insurance laws concerning the regulation of relations arising from transport insurance. The author carries out an analysis of the state regulation system and control over insurance activities in Japan. The author thoroughly considers the features of the compulsory insurance of civil liability of vehicle owners, i.e. when this insurance object is compensation for health/life or property damage. The author pays attention on peculiarities of the insurance contract terms, including the term of its validity, the procedure for calculating insurance tariffs, the size of the bonding premium, etc. There are indicated the current approaches to the procedure for signing insurance contracts in Japan, including Internet insurance. The article determines peculiarities of the insurance system in maritime transport. The characteristics of the current state of the transport insurance market, which unites both Japanese and large European and American companies have been given. Some aspects of insurance in Japan have been shown in comparison with Russian insurance legislation.

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Maltsev V. Legal framework of vehicle insurance and civil liability of their owners in China

UDK: 341.9:368


Maltsev V. - candidate of legal sciences, associate professor of department «Financial law and taxation» of the Law Institute of the Russian University of transport


Abstract. The article deals with the legal basis of such types of insurance as insurance of vehicles and compulsory insurance of civil liability of vehicle owners in the people's Republic of China. Various factors influencing development of these types of insurance in the country are specified. The system of legal regulation of insurance of vehicles and compulsory insurance of civil liability of car owners is shown, which, first of all, includes the General Law «on insurance» and the rules of the special Provision «on compulsory insurance of liability in road accidents». The provisions of the General law applicable to contracts of insurance of vehicles and civil liability of their owners are studied in detail. At the same time, the norms that do not apply to these types of contracts are also specified. The legal analysis of the rules concerning compulsory liability insurance of vehicle owners is carried out. In particular, the basic rates of the insurance tariff for compulsory liability insurance in respect of different types of vehicles used for both personal and business purposes, as well as the grounds and conditions for lowering and raising the coefficient of the specified tariff are highlighted. Cases of application of the maximum sizes of compensation payments on compulsory insurance of civil liability of owners of vehicles are listed. The specificity of cargo insurance during transportation by different modes of transport is considered. The rights and obligations of the insurer and the policyholder in the performance of the contract of voluntary insurance of vehicles are highlighted. This indicates that the control state of the vehicle insured by the insurer, changes of insurance coverage and insurance premiums, the reimbursement of costs associated with the establishment of the nature and causes of insurance claims. The features of the legal liability of the parties to the contract when they commit violations of the insurance legislation of China are analyzed. Separate powers of the state body on control over insurance activity, and also the bases for attraction to criminal or administrative responsibility of both insurance companies (insurance brokers and insurance agents), and insurers are elucidated.

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Maltsev V. Features of the legal regulation of vehicle insurance and civil liability of their owners in Australia

UDK: 341.9:368


Maltsev V. - candidate of legal sciences, associate professor of department «Financial law and taxation» of the Law Institute of the Russian University of transport


Abstract. The article deals with the system and specifics of legal regulation of insurance in Australia vehicles and insurance of civil liability of their owners. Indicates that the insurance for transportation related Australian legislation to the sphere of General insurance, which includes insurance Law, the Law on insurance contracts, and other laws governing specific aspects of insurance. However, largely the insurance of vehicles included in the special insurance legislation, which is within the competence of the state legislatures. Analyses the specific features established by the legislation of the States concerning the implementation of insurance of the vehicle, its registration, the order of concluding the insurance contract and issuance of the insurance policy. This article describes the basic types of auto insurance, is a characteristic of both voluntary and compulsory insurance of civil liability of owners of vehicles. Specified features of the conditions of insurance contracts the main types of insurance vehicles. discusses the advantages of certain types of insurance vehicles Marked by a specific insurance conditions, taking into account the rating drivers, including accident-free driving, the make of the car, its technical condition as well as the experience of the driver, his age and even gender. Shows the main parameters for the calculation of insurance amounts, insurance rates and insurance premiums in respect of certain types of vehicles. The analysis of the current system of benefits provided at the conclusion of the contract of compulsory insurance of civil liability of owners of vehicles in the Australian insurance companies. This marked distinction in the establishing and application of benefits on insurance rates and insurance premiums that apply in Australia and in the Russian Federation. Lit duties of a driver of the vehicle when making a traffic accident and the conditions of the damage caused. Specify the criteria for insurance claims related to natural disasters. The issues features activities of Australian insurance companies in the field of transport insurance. It is noted that certain aspects of vehicle insurance and civil liability of their owners in Australia, in particular relating to the procedure for simultaneous registration of vehicle and issuing an insurance policy, the introduction of the health insurance benefits at the conclusion of the insurance contract of the vehicle and the civil liability of the owner as well as the establishment of the rating of the driver in order not only to determine insurance rates and the amounts of insurance contributions, but also to improve driving safety, can be applied in the legislation of the Russian Federation.

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