Release:2017, Vol. 3. №4
About the author:Stanislav Yu. Kolmakov, Assistant, Department of International Law, Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude); firstname.lastname@example.org
Nowadays, there are a number of works on the issues of freedom assembly, but we know few comparative legal studies of organizing and hosting public events in the post-Soviet countries. These include works by D. V. Gagloev on the constitutional legal regulation of the Institute of Public Events in the Russian Federation and European countries, as well as the monograph “Legal Regulation of Organizing and Hosting Mass Events: The Experience of Russia and the CIS Countries” edited by V. M. Redkous.
This article deals with the identification of special features in the regulation of the institution of public events at the stages of preparing and holding meetings in the post-Soviet countries. The author presents atypical (and in some cases — unknown to the Russian legislation) methods of regulating public events.
The results of studying the institution of freedom of assembly in the post-Soviet countries can be useful for the development of Russian legislation on public events; they will also bring new issues to the Russian academic debate. The purpose of the study explains the usage of comparative-legal analysis as the main method (in addition to general scientific and specialized based methods, such as dialectical, formal-logical, systemic, analogies, generalizations, among others).
After studying the constitutions and the legislative acts, regulating the organizing and hosting of public events in the post-Soviet countries, the author has found special requirements for the organizers and participants of such meetings, including the places and times for holding public events; he has also established the specifics of the procedure for notifying the meeting, protecting freedom of assembly, and ordering the termination of public events.