MOSCOW, December 13 - RAPSI. The violation of transparency procedures when deciding whether the case should be held behind closed doors or not could result in the dismissal of the court's ruling, reads the resolution of the Supreme Court approved on Thursday.

According to the document, the judge's failure to observe the requirements of the Criminal Procedural Code, Civil-Procedural Code and Code of Administrative Offences evidence that the court is in violation of procedural law standards and can serve as a basis for dismissing the court's ruling.

The resolution states that a ruling can be overturned if a violation led to the approval of an illegal ruling, or even if it there was a chance that it could have led to one.
As before, the document still reads that it is necessary to provide enough room for journalists and prohibits denying access to the press to open hearings even if they do not have accreditation.

The ruling also recommends that the bailiffs in charge of public order at the court should not insist on removing journalists from the proceedings until the chair has decided whether the hearings will be held behind closed doors or not.

The law is expected to come into effect by the end of the week after it is amended and officially signed.