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DOI: 10.21202/1993-047X.09.2015.1.5-9

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Authors :
1. Sergey Alekseyevich Gordeychik, PhD (Law), judge
Volgograd oblast Court, Volgograd, Russia



Colour revolutions: criminal-legal aspect


Objective: basing on the analysis of colour revolution technologies in different countries, to formulate propositions for improving criminal legislation aimed at counteraction against this phenomenon.

Methods: general scientific (induction, deduction, analysis, synthesis) and specific scientific (formal-juridical and comparative-legal).

Results: using the results of colour revolutions’ research carried out by political scientists, the author evaluates the character and level of public danger of colour revolutions. The author states that the colour revolutions threaten the normal existence of the country or several countries. The conclusion is made that the colour revolutions must be counteracted by criminal-legal means. The article states the absence of norms in the existing criminal legislation, which would impose criminal liability on organizers, incendiaries and participants of colour revolutions. It is proposed to supplement the existing criminal law with the norm stipulating the liability for such deeds, and to insert this norm into Art. 34 “Crimes against peace and security of humanity”, thus equating organization, preparation and implementing colour revolutions with planning, preparation, launching and conducting an aggressive war (Art. 353 of the Russian Criminal Code).


Scientific novelty: basing on the existing legal norms, modern politological and juridical scientific literature, a conclusion is made that the colour revolutions are based on the abuse of law. This allows the organizers of colour revolutions to legally prepare and implement the subversion of undesirable political regimes. The author formulates proposals for supplementing the criminal legislation.

Practical value: the materials and conclusions of the article can be used in law-making activity when elaborating the drafts of legal acts for changing and supplementing the Russian Criminal Code; for research activity when preparing monographs and dissertations, tutorials and articles; when teaching the “Criminal Law” course, in advanced qualification courses for personnel of law-enforcement bodies and courts.
 


Keywords :

Colour revolutions technologies; Law abuse; Political instability; Western influence; Criminal Code of the Russian Federation; Wars; Public security; Seizure of power; Political regime


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Citation :

 Gordeychik S.A. Colour revolutions: criminal-legal aspect, Actual Problems of Economics and Law, 2015, No. 1 (33), pp. 5–9.
 


Type of article : The scientific article

Date of receipt of the article :
03.02.2015

Date of adoption of the print :
09.03.2015

Date of online accommodation :
15.04.2015