Russian business ombudsman pushes for creation of blacklist of judges
MOSCOW, September 19 (RAPSI) – Russia’s business ombudsman Boris Titov proposes to set a special expert group to assess judges’ decisions and rulings and create the so-called blacklist of Russian judges, according to a statement on his social network account.
Illegality of judgments may be proven only through legal proceedings but we must point at obvious gaps in the law enforcement practice and actually name those judges, who commit serious violations when delivering rulings, Titov said.
He also stressed the necessity of changes in the judicial system and pointed a case of actor Pavel Ustinov, who was recently sentenced to 3.5 years for causing bodily harm to a law enforcement officer. According to the business ombudsman, this case is high-profile and egregiously illegal. The actor did not commit a crime but received a prison term, Titov noted.
On September 16, Ustinov was found guilty of inflicting personal injury to a National Guard officer when being arrested during an authorized rally. According to investigators, the man was an active participant of the unauthorized rally in central Moscow on August 3. While being arrested he resisted a National Guard officer causing him a shoulder point closed dislocation.
Titov also mentioned that there are often lawless actions in cases against businessmen. He believes that his proposals on elective judiciary and judges’ blacklist would help improve the Russian judicial system.