Magistrate’s Courts in the Criminal Justice System

  • Ruslan G. PESTSOV National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Irina V. RYABOVOLENKO State University of Infrastructure and Technology, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Yuriy I. KITSAN Khmelnytskyi Institute of Social Technologies, Open International University of Human Development ‘Ukraine’, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Roman V. MELNYK Department of Civil, Private Commercial, Administrative Law and Law Enforcement, Open International University of Human Development ‘Ukraine’, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Oleg V. KRAVCHUK Department of Criminal Procedural Law, Khmelnytsky University of Management and Law Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine


The article is dedicated to the historical development of the institution of the magistrate’s courts in Ukraine and in the world. The paper describes the appearance of the first magistrate’s courts in the judicial system. The analysis of legislation of European countries regarding the legal status of magistrates is performed and the authority of magistrate’s courts in punitive proceedings is explored. The development of magistrate’s courts on the territory of modern Ukraine in the 19th century was reviewed. The question was raised about the introduction of magistrates in the current Ukrainian judicial system.


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How to Cite
PESTSOV, Ruslan G. et al. Magistrate’s Courts in the Criminal Justice System. Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 7, p. 2403-2407, nov. 2019. ISSN 2068-696X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2024. doi: