Features of Applying the Right to Suspension or Complete/ Partial Refusal to Fulfill a Duty in Case of Non-Fulfilment of the Counter Duty by the Other Party According to the Civil Legislation of Ukraine


  • Yevhen LEHEZA University of Customs and Finance https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9134-8499
  • Bogdan SHCHERBYNA Candidate of Juridical Sciences (Ph. D.), Assistant of Civil Law Department, Educational and Scientific Institute of Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5388-7600
  • Yulia LEHEZA Doctor of Law, Professor, Head of the Department of the Civil, Commercial and Environmental Law, Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine.
  • Olena PUSHKINA Professor, Head of the Department of the Civil, Commercial and Environmental Law, Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4524-6210
  • Olesia MARCHENKO Professor at the Department of Civil, Labour and Economic Law, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University.


obligations, counter duties, refusal to fulfill, suspension of fulfillment, property rights.


The purpose of the research is to determine the scope and mechanism of applying the creditor’s right to suspension or partial/complete refusal to perform a duty in case of non-fulfilment of the counter duty by the debtor (obligations the specified right is applied to and the mechanism of its implementation).  Main content. The legal nature of the right to suspension or complete/partial refusal to fulfil a duty has been clarified: the author concluded that this is a way to protect civil rights and interests. Attention is drawn to the fact that the studied right can be applied in case of non-fulfilment of a negative obligation by the other party. Conclusions. The right to suspension or refusal to fulfil a duty shall be applied to obligations when their fulfilment is not simultaneous, but a certain procedure for performing parties’ duties is provided for. This right can be applied in case of other party’s non-fulfilment of its main duty within the obligation, non-fulfilment of an auxiliary duty does not entitle the other party to suspend or refuse its duty.


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How to Cite

LEHEZA, Y., Bogdan SHCHERBYNA, Yulia LEHEZA, Olena PUSHKINA, & Olesia MARCHENKO. (2023). Features of Applying the Right to Suspension or Complete/ Partial Refusal to Fulfill a Duty in Case of Non-Fulfilment of the Counter Duty by the Other Party According to the Civil Legislation of Ukraine. Revista Jurídica Portucalense, 340–359. Retrieved from https://revistas.rcaap.pt/juridica/article/view/29662