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News of the Year 2016 — Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

News of the Year 2016

27th December

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted a number of Rulings: “On Certain Issues of Court Application of Provisions of the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation and the Commercial Procedure Code of the Russian Federation on Court Order Proceedings” (Russian version, English version), “On Court Resolution of Disputes regarding the Payment for Energy Consumption, where the Normative Legal Act Stipulating the Regulated Price is Found Ineffective” (Russian version) and “On Certain Issues Arising during Consideration of Cases on Suspension of Activities or Liquidation of Non-Commercial Organizations, as well as regarding Prohibition of Activities of Public or Religious Associations that Are Not Legal Persons” (Russian version, English version).

 

20th December

A meeting of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation took place.

In particular, the Session decided to recognise a number of Rulings of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation (regarding certain issues of bankruptcy and regarding the electronic submission of documents to commercial courts) as no longer subject to application.

 

6 – 8 December

The 9th All-Russia Congress of Judges took place in Moscow, hosting more than 750 delegates from the top courts of the country, commercial courts and federal courts of general jurisdiction, military courts, from justices of the peace and constitutional (charter) courts of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

The delegates were addressed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Valery Zorkin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Lebedev and President of the European Court of Human Rights Guido Raimondi.

The All-Russia Congress of Judges is the superior body of the Russian judiciary. It is authorised to adopt a broad range of decisions that influence the life of the judicial system. The Congress gathers once every four years.

 

29th November

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted a Ruling “On Court Sentence”. Click the links to see the Russian and English versions of the ruling.

The Session also decided to amend a number of previous rulings regarding relief from criminal liability.

 

22nd November

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted a Ruling “On Certain Issues of Application of General Provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation on Obligations and their Performance”. Click the links to see the Russian and English versions of the ruling.

 

15th November

A meeting of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation took place.

It adopted the Ruling “On Court Application of Legislation Regulating the Features of Criminal Liability for Crimes in the Sphere of Entrepreneurial and Other Economic Activities”. Click the links to see the Russian and English versions of the ruling.

The Session also decided to introduce a draft law “On State Judicial Service of the Russian Federation” and a number of other draft laws to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

 

3rd November

A meeting of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation took place.

In particular, the Session decided to amend its previous rulings regarding judicial practice in criminal cases on terrorist and extremist activities.

The Session also decided to introduce a number of draft laws to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, including “On Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation” and “On Amendments to Chapter 253 of the Second Section of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation”.

 

3 – 6 October

The 9th Asia-Pacific International Legal Forum, organised by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, took place in Vladivostok.

The keynote speech at the event was delivered by Chief Justice Vyacheslav Lebedev. The Forum was attended by Mr. R.R. Ferro, President of the Supreme People’s Court of Cuba, Mr. Veerapol Tungsuwan, President of the Supreme Court of Thailand, Mr. Ri Myong Nam, Deputy President of the Central Court of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mr. Tong Anh Hao, Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam, as well as senior judges from the Supreme Courts of China, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea and Panama, and prominent Russian officials and legal scholars, including the Minister of Justice Aleksandr Konovalov.

This year’s topic was “Legal and Judicial Mechanisms of Protection of Investors’ Rights”.

 

27th September

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted a Ruling “On Certain Issues of Application of the Code of Administrative Judicial Procedure by Courts”. Click here for the Russian version of the ruling.

 

21st July

A meeting of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation took place. The Session decided to introduce a draft law “On Amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure of the Russian Federation” to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

 

28th June

A meeting of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation took place.

The Session decided to amend one of its previous rulings regarding the application of legislation on military service by courts.

The Session also decided to introduce draft laws “On Amendment of Article 141 of Federal Law “On Obligatory Third-Party Car Insurance”, “On Amendments to Federal Law “On Commercial Court Assessors of Commercial Courts of Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation” and “On Amendments to Federal Constitutional Law “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation” to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

 

24th May

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted a Ruling “On Judicial Practice in Cases regarding Crimes Stipulated in Article 3141 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation”. Click here for the Russian version of the ruling.

The Session also decided to amend a number of previous rulings regarding judicial practice in criminal cases.

 

12th May

A meeting of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation took place.

The Ruling “On Certain Issues of Application of Customs Legislation by Courts” was adopted. Click here for the Russian version of the ruling.

The Session also decided to introduce a draft law “On Amendments to Article 111 of Federal Law “On Bodies of the Judiciary in the Russian Federation” to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

 

14th April

A meeting of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation took place.

The Ruling “On Court Application of Laws Regulating the Issues of Disciplinary Liability of Judges” was adopted. Click the links to see the Russian and English versions of the ruling.

The Session also decided to introduce draft laws “On Amendments to the Commercial Procedure Code of the Russian Federation” and “On Amendments to the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges” to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

 

29th March

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted the Ruling “On Certain Issues Arising during Consideration of Cases on Award of Compensation for Violation of Right to Trial within a Reasonable Time or of Right to Execution of a Judicial Act within a Reasonable Time”. Click the links to see the Russian and English versions of the ruling.

 

24th March

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted the Ruling “On Court Application of Certain Provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation regarding Liability for Breach of Obligations”. Click the links to see the Russian and English versions of the ruling.

 

15th March

A meeting of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation took place. In particular, the Plenary Session decided to introduce a draft law “On Amendments to the Federal Constitutional Law “On Military Courts of the Russian Federation” to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

 

21st January

The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted the Ruling “On Certain Issues of Application of Legislation on Reimbursement of Costs Pertaining to Consideration of Cases”. Click the links to see the Russian and English versions of the ruling.

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