The procedural component of legal liability

Keywords: legal liability, liability, procedural activity, law-enforcement activity, enforcement


The procedural component of legal liability has been determined and analyzed. It has been proved that, first, legal liability arises only if there are necessary grounds, including the procedural basis; and secondly, the procedure for bringing to legal liability is determined by the norms of procedural law; thirdly, legal liability is implemented through the law-enforcement activities of the state.

It has been substantiated that the fact of the possibility to bring the relevant subject to liability (in private relations) with the help of state agencies affects the awareness of the subject of liability and induces him to voluntarily “take and bear” legal liability. Private liability is realized indirectly through the law-enforcement activity of the state and forms the marginal type of lawful conduct.

Attention has been paid to the fact that, unlike public law branches, it is sometimes sufficient to have two grounds (regulatory and factual) in private law branches to bring to justice and to induce legal liability.

It has been emphasized that the process of the realization of liability in private law differs from the process of its implementation in public law. However, bringing to liability both in public and in private law is regulated by procedural norms and is implemented within the framework of procedural relations that serve as a form of relations of legal liability.


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Author Biographies

L. I. Kalenichenko, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs

Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Docent.
Department of theory and history of state and law.

D. V. Slynko, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs

Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Docent.
Department of theory and history of state and law.


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How to Cite
Kalenichenko, L. I. and Slynko, D. V. (2018) “The procedural component of legal liability”, Bulletin of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, 83(4), pp. 11-18. doi: 10.32631/v.2018.4.01.