- People's court (Soviet Union)
People's court in the late
Soviet Unionis a court of first instancewhich handled the majority of civil and criminal offenses, as well as certain administrative lawoffenses.
The people's court handled cases by a collegium consisted of a people's judge and two people's assessors.
Soviet Russiaand Soviet Union the term "people's court" was used in reference to any court in the new Soviet legal system which replaced the legal syslem of the Russian Empire. At these times there were several levels of courts, accorting to the administrative division of the country: local, " okrug", and " oblast" people's courts. [ [http://www.gumer.info/bibliotek_Buks/History/Article/dekr_sud2.php "Decree about the Court No. 2"] February 15, 1918ru icon]
Supreme Court of the USSR
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