MOSCOW, November 21. After the unification with the Supreme Arbitration court, the Supreme court has retained its name, however its workload and responsibility increased significantly. It was pointed out by President Vladimir Putin, in the Kremlin, presenting official identification to the Chairman of the Supreme court Vyacheslav Lebedev.
Putin: one of the results YOU and the armed forces should become a consistent practice
“I wish you success in this combined quality and to Express the hope that the Supreme Court and all the judicial branch of government will fulfill their duty to the people, to the people who very much hope that the courts will always stand on the side of the interests of our people, our citizens”, – said the head of state. The head of the Supreme court thanked the President for the wishes.
Putin took the initiative on merging the Supreme and Supreme Arbitration Courts in June of last year, explaining her need to merge the unification of judicial practice. In late November the bill was approved by both houses of Parliament, 5 February 2014 the Russian President signed the law on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s office of the Russian Federation”. In accordance with the document, the Supreme Court – the highest judicial body on civil, criminal, administrative cases and economic disputes. In the jurisdiction of the armed forces transferred the issues that were previously the jurisdiction of the abolished the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.
Vyacheslav Lebedev, honored lawyer of the Russian Federation, has the highest qualification class of the judge. Headed by the Supreme court since 1989. On 21 may this year by the decision of the Federation Council he was once again appointed for 6-year terms by the President of the United Supreme court.