The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation convened via web conference.
In particular, it adopted a Plenary Ruling to introduce a draft law on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. The draft law suggests changing the way in which infliction of light harm to the health, battery by a person under administrative punishment and slander are prosecuted. Currently, cases on such crimes can be initiated upon the victim’s application and terminated if the parties reach a settlement. If the law is adopted, it will not be possible to terminate a criminal case based on the parties’ settlement. In particular, this will help protect the rights of victims of domestic violence.
A draft Plenary Ruling was also discussed regarding the application of civil procedural legislation in a court of appeal. It has been decided to further edit the draft before adopting it.
The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation convened online. In particular, it adopted Plenary Ruling “On Certain Issues Encountered in Court Application of Antimonopoly Legislation” (Russian version). A draft ruling has also been discussed regarding administrative offences pertaining to non-payment of funds for the support of children or handicapped parents. It has been decided to further edit the ruling before voting to adopt it.
The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation convened via web conference. In particular, a draft Plenary Ruling was discussed regarding the issues of court application of antimonopoly legislation. It has been decided to further edit the draft.
The annual conference of judges of courts of general jurisdiction and of commercial courts took place in Moscow. The event was aimed at presenting the results of work of the judiciary in 2020 and setting the priorities for 2021.
The event took place via web conference and was attended by almost all the country’s judges, who joined the special broadcast from around 30,000 points all across Russia.
The main session was launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who addressed the participants with an opening speech, praising the quality of justice in Russia during the coronavirus pandemic.
The next to take the floor was Chief Justice Vyacheslav Lebedev, who spoke about the response of the judiciary to the pandemic, presented the judicial statistics (in particular citing that despite the epidemiological situation the courts have considered almost 4 million cases more than during the preceding year) and unveiled the Supreme Court’s plans for the first half of 2021.