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Sub-branch of law as a legal phenomenon (on the basis of public communications law)


Aleksey Vladimirovich Minbaleev – Doctor of Science (Law), Associate Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law Department, South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk). E-mail:


Problems and Questions on Theory and History of Law


The article reveals the notion of sub-branch of law as a legal phenomenon and the element of legal system. The review of understanding of a sub-branch of law is given. The conclusion on the fact, that one can judge of a sub-branch of law when followed criteria, is made. These criteria are the following: sub-branch includes the set of uniform institutions integrated into a sub-branch within a specific sector of law characterized by peculiar features and fungible isolation; among the components of a sub-branch there is a common institution, groups of institutions, general provisions for the institutions of a sub-branch legally stated or general standards association; uniformity of public relations united into a sub-branch, at the same time there should be a diversity of public relations;  a sub-branch is characterized by a high level of specialization and differentiation of its legal institutions.


a sub-branch of law, legal system, information law, public communications law.

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