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Is the Russian court the most humane court in the world?


The next air of the “Prav?Da” program of the Public Television of Russia was dedicated to the judicial system of Russia.

The following persons took part in the discussion:

Yury SINELSCHIKOV, Deputy of the State Duma, member of the Committee on civil, criminal, arbitration and procedural legislation, Honored Lawyer of Russia;

Yury PILIPENKO, Managing Partner of the Law Firm "YUST", First Vice-President of the Federal Chamber of Advocates of the Russian Federation, Doctor-at-Law;

Elina KASHIRINA, Advocate, retired Federal Judge;

Konstantin KATANYAN, Chairman of the Guild of Judicial Reporters;

Denis SAUSHKIN, Advocate;

Alexander TKAL, Juror, retired officer;

Svetlana FOMINA, Juror.

The guests of the program discussed the following questions:

  • Can one say that everyone in Russia is really equally protected by law and court;
  • Is the Russian judicial really fully independent;
  • Why acquittals are so rare in the Russian courts;
  • To what extent the jury trials can raise the authority of the Russian Judicial in the eyes of the society;
  • Does the Russian justice always respect the rights of the accused?
    What rights do they actually have in the criminal proceedings;
  • How to explain the fact that Russia is among the leaders in the number of appeals to the European Court on Human Rights;
  • Is the presumption of innocence observed in Russia?

The recording of the program is available here.

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