Principle of Legality in Civil Procedure: Basis for Formal Conduct of Civil Cases

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Abstract

Rakstā tiek apskatīts jautājums par likumības principa izpausmi un saturu civilprocesā. Pētījumā tiek aplūkoti likumības principa procesuālie un materiāli tiesiskie jautājumi. In the article, the author examines the matter of the expression and content of the principle of legality in civil procedure, more specifically focusing on the procedural and substantive problems of the principle of legality. Civil procedure is universal as a compulsory form of protection of subjective rights or, in other words, civil procedure is a procedure for compulsory exercise of civil rights, which is reduced to a set of norms that determine the type of actions of both existing legal protection institutions and persons who use this protection or are involved in it in any other way. Legality plays an important role in this regard. Legality means a state of life of the society which, firstly, has a legal framework, which is not logically contradictory and which generally meets the objective needs of this society and, secondly, natural and legal persons respect and follow the legal norms adopted. In civil procedure, this is not only a principle, but also one of the aims of legal proceedings. According to its content, the principle of legality includes, firstly, the requirement that the courts apply the norms of the substantive law correctly and carry out procedural actions in accordance with the legal norms; secondly, the requirement that other participants of the procedure comply with the procedural and substantive legal regulation when adjudicating and considering civil cases in court. Thus, the principle of legality includes procedural and substantive components. The aim of the article is, by analysing the moral-legal content of the principle of legality, to evaluate the aspects of its application. Material and methods used in the study for the empirical basis of the research include scientific works and collections of articles, publications in periodicals and primary sources, laws, internet resources, as well as other publicly available information. Analytical, inductive and deductive research methods have been used in the research.
Translated title of the contributionPrinciple of Legality in Civil Procedure: Basis for Formal Conduct of Civil Cases
Original languageLatvian
Pages (from-to)110-119
Number of pages10
JournalSocrates
Volume1
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords*

  • civil procedure
  • legal proceedings in civil cases
  • principle of legality

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 1.2. Scientific article included in INT1 or INT2 category journal of ERIH database

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