THE 1468 SUDEBNYK, ITS STRUCTURE, CONTENTS AND SIGNIFICANCE

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J. Sen′kiv

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv,

Universytetska Str. 1, UA – 79000 Lviv, Ukraine

In the article the author makes a detailed analysis of Kazymyr Sudebnyk of 1468,

which proves to be the first compilation of laws in the Lithuanian-Ruthenian state. The

reasons for its adoption, as well as contents and significant role have been characterized.

The comparative analysis of the provisions of Kazymyr Sudebnyk with the provisions of

Rus’ka Pravda and Lithuanian statute is made. The author comes to the conclusion that

the adoption of this code of law stipulated the beginning of a new stage of legal theory and

practice development, which resulted in the adoption of the three Statutes of the Great

Lithuanian Principality.

Key words: criminal law, Kazymyr Sudebnyk, Lithuanian-Ruthenian state, Rus’ka

Pravda, Lithuanian statutes, crime, punishment.

Стаття надійшля до редколегії 01.05.2008

Прийнята до друку 01.06.2008

ВІСНИК ЛЬВІВ. УН-ТУ VISNYK LVIV UNIV.

Серія юридична. 2008. Вип. 46. С. 65–71 Law Series. 2008. № 46. P. 65–71

© Софінська І., 2008