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Adversarial character: a comparative legal aspect


Azarenok Nikolay Vasilevich

wasborn onMarch 11, 1982. In 2003 he graduated from the Ural Law Institute of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia. In2009he defended a Candidate'sthesis «Criminal procedure program: theoretical andappliedaspects». Now he is an Associate Professor of Criminal Procedure Department of the Ural StateLawAcademy. He is the author of 30 publications. Research interests: object, purpose and problems of criminal procedure, criminal prosecution. E-mail:


Barabash Alexander Sergeevich

was born on July 20, 1977. In 1998 he graduated from the UralLawInstitute of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia. Now he is a lecturer of Criminal Procedure Department of the institute. He is the author of 15 publications. Research interests: goal-settingofcriminal proceeding, methods and forms of criminal procedure. E-mail:


Problems and Questions of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Criminalistics


The legal nature of adversary is studied. Underlying factors are revealed. The comparative legal analysis of the notion of adversarial character in England is performed; on its basis the conclusion about the ways and methods of strengthening the adversary nature in Russia is made.


adversarial nature, optionality, equality, the prosecuting party and the defense.

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