MOSCOW, June 28 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Presnensky District Court will begin hearing an application filed by lawyer Igor Trunov demanding to declare the Professional Ethics Code inoperative on August 3, Trunov, Aivar & Partners law firm announced on its website on Wednesday.

According to Trunov, the Professional Ethics Code and the Rules of Lawyers’ Conduct fail to meet the Federal Law “On Legal Practice and Advocacy in the Russian Federation” and contain provisions contradicting with the principle of legal certainty and leading to corruption and abused discretion.

Legal examination of the Code’s compliance with the Russian legislation and anti-corruption examination are necessary, Trunov stated.

In December, the Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow overturned the Moscow Regional Bar Association’s decision on disbarment of Trunov and ordered restoration of his attorney status.

On September 21, the Moscow Regional Bar Association’s Counsel ruled to disbar Trunov.

The lawyer viewed the decision as strange and unexpected because the Association had recognized his public activity as a disciplinary case. “I have spoken at a news conference about problems existing in the society, specifically about corruption in the bar. This particular speech at a public venue was declared a disciplinary case by the Counsel on the base of the Professional Code of Conduct. But the Code has never regulated public activities. That’s why I think, this decision has a political component,” Trunov said earlier.

Igor Trunov has recently represented victims in several high-profile matters including the case over Airbus A321 plane crash in Egypt and 2011 Domodedovo terror attack case.