Putin signs law expanding jury trial in Russia
Jun23

Putin signs law expanding jury trial in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Thursday (June 23) a bill that would expand practice of jury trials into law, according to the document published on the official website of the judicial information. “Criminal cases are to be either supervised by a single judge or a board consisting of three judges, or the jury trial. Criminal cases that are reviewed in military garrison courts outside Russia are to be supervised either by a...

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Russia’s lower house adopts law on decriminalization of economic crimes in first reading
Jun15

Russia’s lower house adopts law on decriminalization of economic crimes in first reading

The State Duma, the Russian Parliament lower house, has adopted in the first reading the Presidential bill on decriminalization of economic crimes. On May 26, President Vladimir Putin introduced a bill on an increase in the amount of damages being the grounds for the institution of criminal proceedings with regard to economic crimes and on broader definition of fraud in the Russia’s Criminal Code, which was extended to include...

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Government officials favor establishment of single authority for intellectual property
Jun10

Government officials favor establishment of single authority for intellectual property

The Government Commission on Administrative Reform (Commission) had confirmed the need to create a single authority regulating intellectual property issues on the basis of the present Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), the agency’s press-service informed RAPSI on Friday (June10). The Commission unanimously concluded that new powers vested in Rospatent should help to achieve the agency’s key objectives in...

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