Supreme Court drafts proposals for improvement of Russian judicial system
MOSCOW, August 4 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – The Supreme Court of Russia has prepared suggestions for improvement of the country’s judicial system, head of the court’s communication department Pavel Odintsov told RAPSI on Friday.
The court has already forwarded its proposals to relevant organizations and officials, the court’s representative said.
According to Odintsov, suggestions were transferred to Russia’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova, the Chairman of the Presidential Council for Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov and the Prosecutor General’s Office.
On August 3, the Presidential Council for Human Rights announced its ideas on implementation of proposals suggested by President Putin. The proposed measures, among others, list introduction of obligatory full audio-recording of court hearings and prohibition of subsequent review of the case by the judge responsible for resolving measure of restraint matters during the course of investigation.
Strengthening of judges’ independence, improvement of court personnel training, optimization of judicial proceedings, and lowering of unreasonable judges’ working load are the main directions for the development of Russia’s judicial system, President Vladimir Putin said in June. The adoption of measures aimed to ease the situation in these fields will give supplementary guarantees for objective and fair legal proceedings, according to the President.