Amicus curiae: origin, worldwide experience and suggestions for East European countries

Iryna Izarova , Bartosz Szolc-Nartowski , Anastasiia Kovtun


This article describes the meaning of amicus curiae according to modern legislation and doctrine, as well as its origin from Roman law and English law. One part of the article is devoted to the current legal position of international institutions regarding amicus curiae and its place in different legal systems worldwide. Furthermore, the last part of the article related to the analysis of the new amicus curiae concept in Ukraine legislation, combined with the new principles of judicial case management and cooperation of the judge and parties in civil procedure. The article concludes with some thoughts about the need and viability of its implementation in the civil law countries using examples of current reforms of Civil Procedure in Ukraine, and other states of Eastern Europe.
Author Iryna Izarova
Iryna Izarova,,
, Bartosz Szolc-Nartowski (FLA / ZPRz)
Bartosz Szolc-Nartowski,,
- Zakład Prawa Rzymskiego
, Anastasiia Kovtun
Anastasiia Kovtun,,
Journal seriesHungarian Journal of Legal Studies, ISSN 2498-5473, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets1.05
Keywords in Polishpostępowanie cywilne, strony, amicus curiae
Keywords in EnglishEast European law, civil procedure, civil litigation, parties, amicus curiae
ASJC Classification3308 Law
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 26-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper) [Not active]: 2018 = 0
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