The Right of Blood Revenge In a Medieval Ukraine

“… immortal revenge …”, – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Volodymyr Machuskyy Sr.

The idea and practice of blood revenge existed in ancient societies around the world. But there were not so many countries in which the right of blood revenge was enshrined in a legal written code.

In 1016, the legal code “Rus’ka Pravda” (Rus’ka Truth) was drawn up and approved in a medieval state called  Kyivan Rus’. The capital of this state was Kyiv. Nota bene: such a famous city as Moscow did not exist at that time yet.

The first article of “Rus’ka Pravda” is quite indicative: “When a man kills a man, the brother of the slain, or the father or the son, or the brother of the eldest son, or other brothers, must take revenge.”

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Person And The Subject Of the Law (Legal Fiction)

“If I’m curt with you it’s because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast and I need you guys to act fast if you wanna get out of this.”

Volodymyr Machuskyy Sr.

Law as an idea is self-sufficient and can exist indefinitely without a person, but the exercise of law without persons is impossible and hence, the law as a legislation can not be a law for no one.

A person may also exist without a Law as a separate entity, but in the case of the existence of only one person, the legislation is nonsense.

At the same time, each person has a law in himself and the movement of law is due to the interpenetration of a law in person and the person in law. The law born inside a person comes out and is combined with the law as an idea.

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Since Economics Became a Religion I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

“It’s a shame to be rich in a poor country, and it’s a shame to be poor in a rich country”

Volodymyr Machuskyy Sr.

The economic interpretation of the justice is a consequence of the socialization of capitalism and an attempt to justify a constant increase in wealth even without economic growth.

Hence the need arises to replace the concept of the law as a justice for the economic concept of the justice. If the concept of the law as a justice is a form of distinguishing between good and evil, then the economic concept of the justice is an assessment of the efficiency of labor and business activity in general.

At the same time, the increasing financialization of the economy, as well as the forced necessity of the overwhelming majority of people to engage in work that is disgusting to people, is shyly hushed up.

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Beyond Law and Order

“The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.”

Volodymyr Machuskyy Sr.

The history of civilization in a certain legal sense is a continuous struggle of a person for her personal rights.

This struggle contains many intermediate stages: the recognition of property rights, the recognition of religious rights, the recognition of racial and social equality in the context of the ongoing battles for justice and freedom.

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How AI Accelerates the Legal Contract Drafting Process

AI and legal contract drafting process

Artificial intelligence (AI) has changed how we operate in almost every facet of our lives. From digital assistants that anticipate when to order paper towels to cars that can drive themselves, AI is everywhere. Law firms can also benefit from the vast advantages AI offers.

More specifically, the way in which AI changes contracts is especially impressive. Contract management, particularly drafting, can be a costly and labor-intensive process. For people dealing with large volumes of contracts, the drafting process can become a full-time job.

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Порядок дій щодо організації розслідування нещасного випадку на виробництві

Порядок дій щодо організації розслідування нещасного випадку на виробництві:

1. У разі настання нещасного випадку безпосередній керівник робіт зобов’язаний:

1.1. Терміново організувати надання першої невідкладної допомоги потерпілому, забезпечити у разі потреби його доставку до лікувально-профілактичного закладу;

1.2. Негайно повідомити роботодавця про те, що сталося;

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Оподаткування дивідендів

Оподаткування дивідендів

Порядок оподаткування дивідендів регламентовано пп. 170.5.2 ст. 170 ПКУ. Резидент, який нараховує дивіденди незалежно від свого податкового статусу, є податковим агентом під час нарахування дивідендів. Дивіденди остаточно оподатковуються податковим агентом під час їх нарахування. А от ставка податку визначається податковим статусом емітента:

5 % — у разі виплати дивідендів юридичною особою — платником податку на прибуток (пп. 167.5.2 ст. 167 ПКУ);

9 % — у разі виплати дивідендів за акціями та/або інвестиційними сертифікатами, корпоративними правами, нарахованими нерезидентами, інститутами спільного інвестування та платниками єдиного податку (пп. 167.5.4 ст. 167 ПКУ);

18 % — у разі виплати дивідендів, що нараховані за акціями або іншими корпоративними правами, що мають статус привілейованих, адже з метою оподаткування такі дивіденди прирівнюються до заробітної плати (пп. 167.5.1 ст. 167 ПКУ).

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