Zajtseva Ludmila, PhD

Zajtseva LudmilaAssociate Professor at the Department of Criminal Procedure and Directorate of Public Prosecutions

Personal information
Born on March 30, 1957 in Minsk.

After graduating with honors from the Belarusian State University (Law Faculty) worked as a lawyer (advocate) of the Minsk Regional Bar Association. Then she was a lecturer, associate professor at the Department of Criminal Procedure and Directorate of Public Prosecutions (Law Faculty, Belarusian State University).

In 1986 she defended the theses on the topic “The Supreme Court of the Belarusian SSR as court of first instance in criminal cases” at BSU and was awarded PhD in Law (Candidate of Science).

From 1996 to 2004 occupied the position of the Head of the Department of Criminal Law and Procedure of the Academy of Management under the President of the Republic of Belarus. From 2004 to 2005 was a Professor at the Department of Public Administration and Law (Academy of Management under the President of the Republic of Belarus).

Since 2005 L. Zajtseva occupies the position of the Head of the Department of procurator’s activities at the Institute of retraining and advanced training of judges, prosecutors, official of courts and institutions of justice under the BSU.

L. Zajtseva was one of the authors of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Belarus (1997) and the Concept of Juvenile Justice of the Republic of Belarus (2003).

She served on numerous boards as a member of the Qualification Commission of Advocates of the Republic of Belarus (1993-1997), Scientific Advisory Council at the standing commission on legislation and state-building at the Council of Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus (2000-2008).

L. Zajtseva served as a national expert of the joint project of UNDP and UNICEF on international standards of human rights in criminal proceedings (2007-2009).

She still serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Councils at the Supreme Court, at the Office of General Prosecutor of the Republic of Belarus, at the National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus, the Editorial Board of “Law and order”.

L. Zajtseva held scientific trainings at Dickinson School of Law (USA, 1995), Federal School of Public Administration in Germany (Brühl, 1997), Institute of Constitutional and Legal Policy (Budapest, 1999), German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (Munich, 2001), European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg, 2004), International Institute for Child Rights (Switzerland, 2008).

Awarded Certificates of honor of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus (2001), the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus (2004, 2007), the National Bar Association (2007), Diplomas of the Ministry of Education (2002, 2007); decorated by the Badge “For Excellence II degree” of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus (2009).

Her scholarly interests are connected with the problems of criminal justice, judiciary, lawyers, and juvenile justice system.

Title: associate professor

Courses: Criminal Procedure

Recent publications
1. Порядок проведения сокращенного судебного следствия в уголовном процессе Республики Беларусь (The order of abbreviated court trial in the criminal procedure of the Republic of Belarus) // Юстиция Беларуси (Justice in Belarus). – 2010. – № 4. – С. 20-23; № 5. – С. 28-31. (co-author).

2. Основания задержания подозреваемого в уголовном процессе Республики Беларусь (Grounds for detention of a suspect in a criminal procedure the Republic of Belarus) // Юстиция Беларуси (Justice in Belarus). – 2010. – №1. – С. 35-39. (co-author).

3. Судоустройство (Court system) : Coursebook / под ред. А.А. Данилевича, И.И. Мартинович (Ed.: A. Danilevich, I. Marcinovich). – Минск (Minsk) : Амалфея, 2010. – 464 p. – ISBN 978-985-441-831-5. (chapter V §3, chapter XI § 2-8)

4. Примирение как основание прекращения производства по делу в уголовном процессе Республики Беларусь (Reconciliation as a ground for termination of the proceedings in the criminal procedure of the Republic of Belarus) // Правосудие и прокурорский надзор в Республики Беларусь : законодательство и практика применения : сб. научн. трудов (Justice and the Prosecutor's supervision in the Republic of Belarus : Legislation and Practice : collection of scientific papers). – Минск (Minsk) : БГУФК, 2010. – P. 42-68.

The most notable publications
1. Уголовно-процессуальный Кодекс Республики Беларусь : обзор изменений и практики применения (The Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Belarus : a review of amendments and enforcement) // УПК Республики Беларусь с обзором изменений и практики применения (The Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Belarus with a review of amendments and enforcement). – Минск (Minsk), 2010. – P. 3-40.

2. Состязательность правосудия и проблемы ее реализации в уголовном процессе Республики Беларусь (Adversarial justice and problems of its realisation in the criminal procedure of the Republic of Belarus) // Юстиция Беларуси (Justice in Belarus). – 2008. – № 5. – С. 33-38.

3. Права человека и правосудие по уголовным делам в Республике Беларусь (Human rights and justice in criminal cases in the Republic of Belarus) / Под ред. Л. Л. Зайцевой (Ed. L.L. Zajtseva). – Минск (Minsk), 2003. – 106 p.

4. Уголовно-процессуальное законодательство Республики Беларусь : взгляд в прошлое и будущее (The Criminal Procedure Law of the Republic of Belarus : A look at past and future) // Уголовно-процессуальный кодекс Республики Беларусь (Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Belarus). – Минск (Minsk), 2002. – P. 3-32.

5. Развитие законодательства о Верховном Суде Республики Беларусь (Development of legislation on the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus) // Верховный Суд Республики Беларусь : история и современность (1923-1998 гг.) (The Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus : Past and Present (1923-1998)) / Под ред. В. О. Сукало, Л. Л. Зайцевой. (Ed. V.O. Sukalo, L.L. Zajtseva). – Минск (Minsk), 1998. – P. 74-85.

6. Судебно-правовая реформа в Республике Беларусь : проблемы и перспективы (Judicial and legal reform in the Republic of Belarus : Problems and Prospects) // Проблемы конституционализма : судебно-правовая реформа и совершенствование уголовного и уголовно-процессуального законодательства : сб. научн. трудов (The problems of constitutionalism : judicial and legal reform and perfection of the Criminal and Criminal Procedure legislation : collection of scientific papers). – Минск (Minsk), 1998. – P. 9-15.

7. Слово адвоката (The advocate’s speech) // Судебные речи адвокатов по уголовным и гражданским делам (Judicial speeches of advocates in criminal and civil cases) / Под ред. Л. Л. Зайцевой (Ed. L.L. Zajtseva). – Минск (Minsk), 1997. – 98 p.

Contact information
Phone: + 375 17 209 55 61