At the solemn meeting on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the Supreme court Vladimir Putin praised the results of the merge VS and YOU, but not hinted on whether made the next step, namely, the unification of the armed forces and the constitutional court. However, changes are inevitable in any case: according to the President, has prepared legislative amendments that “relate to both procedural and organizational forms of judicial activity”.
On the anniversary of the Supreme court Vladimir Putin arrived on the way to the Kremlin, where he had scheduled talks with the leader of Argentina. In the building on Povarskaya street, the President is not frequent, but always welcome. Two round anniversaries — the 80s and 90s were also marked by his personal presence. However, this time, decided conspiracy theorists, it’s not just a courtesy visit.
For several years the corridors of power rumors about a possible merger of the Supreme and constitutional courts. And even if such radical reforms in the end did not happen — change is still inevitable. Their experts believe that Putin has decided to discuss with the Chairman of the Supreme court Vyacheslav Lebedev, who, like the head KS Valery Zorkin in 2018 is 75 years old.
The rumor that the anniversary is just an excuse to start a conversation about big reform, successfully fueled by the presence of Dmitry Medvedev, who, as you know, designate a post of the Chairman of the joint mega-ships.
For the first time on “alternate aerodrome” for the Lady talking in 2013, when Vladimir Putin took a decision on the merger of the Supreme and Supreme arbitration courts. But, apparently, it was only the first stage of reform. Now the question of the employment of the Prime Minister becomes relevant in connection with the upcoming presidential election.
However, not all believe further consolidation of the courts is appropriate. Valery Zorkin, for example, has publicly expressed the hope that “brotherly merger” of the COP with other vessels will not occur. And from the depths of AP received signals that the courts perform different functions: one deals with facts and the other reviews laws for compliance with the Constitution, and that the status quo should be maintained.
Whatever it was — at a solemn meeting of Dmitry Medvedev any preferences received. And the guest of honor feel: the premiere seated in the hall along with other invitees, among whom was the head of the COP, the chairmen of both chambers of Parliament and some members of the government.
Addressing the participants of the meeting, Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia is an independent and effective judiciary is an essential condition for the development of a legal state, responsible civil society and a strong economy. “We must always remember that law is shaped by life itself”, – he said.
Is life, according to Putin, was dictated by the necessity of merger Supreme and Supreme arbitration courts, which were guided by the same norms of the civil laws, but often interpreted them in different ways. As a result, the same matters in the arbitration court and in courts of General jurisdiction had adopted quite different solutions. “It is, thank God, corrected”, – noted with satisfaction the President.
He added that the newly established Supreme court actively engaged in the legislative process: in recent years, had resulted in a number of initiatives aimed at further modernization of the judicial system. Special attention, according to the head of the state, should be given to amendments that would relieve the courts from “meaningless routine”. “Obviously, we need to relieve judges and court presidents of inappropriate economic and institutional powers that could be transferred to the administrator of the court”, – Putin said, stressing that any innovations in this “delicate and important for the state” should be introduced “gently” and “without haste”.
Interestingly, the President did not mention about the socially significant proposals of the armed forces for the introduction of the institution “court of reconciliation” and the concept of “criminal offence”. First, according to the authors, should help the more fast and “bloodless” resolution of business conflicts.
The second is aimed at humanization of criminal legislation: violation is proposed to be the first committed acts for which in the criminal code are not punishable by imprisonment. However, many experts believe prepared in the bowels of the armed forces bills are crude and not decisive of the main issues. Not coincidentally, the state Duma still has not begun to consider even earlier initiatives of the court in which it is proposed to abandon the announcement of the reasoning part of the verdict in criminal cases.