Parties

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Parties

 

in judicial process, trial participants invested with certain rights. In Soviet law, the parties in a civil case are called plaintiff and defendant; the parties in a criminal case are the prosecutor, defendant, defense counsel, and victim, as well as the civil plaintiff, civil defendant, and their representatives.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.