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Chronicle of international ties of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation August – December 2014
of international ties of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
August – December 2014
27 – 30 August
By invitation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, a delegation of the Supreme Court of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, headed by its Chief Justice Pak Myong Cher, made an official visit to the Russian Federation.
During the visit, the delegation had meetings with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Lebedev, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chaika, Director General of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Alexander Gusev, President of the Court of Moscow Region Vyacheslav Voloshin, and also visited the numerous landmarks of the Russian capital.
In conclusion of the visit, the parties called it an important step, aimed at better mutual understanding and development of cooperation between the judicial bodies of the Russian Federation and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
3 – 5 September
A delegation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, headed by its Chief Justice Vyacheslav Lebedev, participated in the work of the Ninth Conference of Chief Justices of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, which took place in Astana (Kazakhstan).
Among the topics for discussion were problems arising in establishment of customs value of goods, during consideration of cases regarding divorce, recovery of alimony, child adoption, as well as issues of transparency of justice and the introduction of IT in court procedures.
At the end of the conference, a Joint Statement was signed by the Chief Justices.
First Deputy Chief Justice Pyotr Serkov welcomed a delegation of the Constitutional Court of Mongolia, headed by its Chief Justice Jugnee Amarsanaa, visiting Russia by invitation of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.
The parties shared their views of the current topics of improvement of judicial procedures.
17 – 20 September
Secretary of the Plenary Session, Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Victor Momotov visited Khiva, Uzbekistan, to participate in a roundtable “Consistent Strengthening of the Judiciary: Guaranteeing the Independence of the Court”.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Lebedev met with Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director of Human Rights Directorate General of the Council of Europe.
During the meeting, the dignitaries discussed the implementation of COE’s HELP programme and its use in the training of judges.
8 – 10 October
11th Meeting of the Council of Chief Justices of Supreme Commercial, Economic and other Courts Resolving Disputes in the Sphere of Economics (a permanent international body created in order to facilitate cooperation between such specialized supreme courts) took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation was represented at the meeting by Oleg Sviridenko, Deputy Chief Justice and Chairman of Judicial Chamber for Economic Disputes.
First Deputy Chief Justice Pyotr Serkov met with Nicolas Maziau, authorised representative of the Court of Cassation of France.
On behalf of the First President of the French Court of Cassation, the dignitary expressed his Court’s interest in developing cooperation between the top judiciary bodies of Russia and France.
22 – 26 October
A delegation of the Supreme Court of Indonesia, headed by its Chief Justice Muhammad Hatta Ali, made an official visit to the Russian Federation.
The delegation visited Moscow and Saint-Petersburg and had meetings with representatives of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Court of Moscow Region, Saint-Petersburg City Court and a city court in Pushkino (Leningrad Region).
The parties expressed their mutual opinion that the visit was an important step in creating more favourable conditions for successful development of cooperation in the judicial and legal sphere.
23 – 26 October
First Deputy Chief Justice Pyotr Serkov visited Baku, Azerbaijan, in order to participate in an international conference titled “Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on National Level and the Role of National Judges”.
The conference was organised by the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan in cooperation with the Council of Europe within the framework of Azerbaijan’s presidency in COE’s Council of Ministers.
25 – 31 October
A delegation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, headed by its Chief Justice Vyacheslav Lebedev, made an official visit to the People’s Republic of China.
During the visit, the delegation had meetings with Meng Jianzhu, Secretary of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China, Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice of China’s Supreme People’s Court, first deputy president Zhou Jijun of Beijing City Court and the senior judges of Szechuan provincial court and of a district court of Chengdu city.
27 – 31 October
By invitation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, a delegation of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam, headed Lieutenant-General Tran Van Do, a Deputy Chief Justice and President of the Central Military Court, made a visit to Russia.
During the visit, delegation members had meetings and talks with Vladimir Khomchik, Deputy Chief Justice and Chairman of Judicial Chamber for Cases of the Military of the Russian Supreme Court, and with Sergey Fridkinskiy, Military Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. The delegation also visited Moscow Circuit Military Court and the Military University of the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation.
Vietnamese guests also participated in a roundtable titled “Cooperation between Military Courts and Courts of General Jurisdiction”.
8 – 12 November
Deputy Chief Justice and Chairman of Judicial Chamber for Economic Disputes Oleg Sviridenko, Justice Sergey Astashov (Judicial Chamber for Civil Cases) and Justice Lyudmila Kalinina (Judicial Chamber for Adminstrative Disputes) participated in 11th Dialogue of Justices of Supreme Courts of Russia and Germany, which took place in Munich (Germany).
Chief Justice Vyacheslav Lebedev met with a delegation of Institute of Eurasian Studies (based in Italy).
The guests outlined the main fields of work of their institution. In particular, it was pointed out that the Institute was created in order to strengthen ties between Italy and Eurasian states, as well as multilateral structures.
During the meeting, Chief Justice Lebedev gave the guests detailed answers regarding the functioning of the Russian judicial system.
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