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Law on the Supreme Court

  RUSSIAN FEDERATION

FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

Adopted by the State Duma on January 24th, 2014

Adopted by the Council of the Federation on January 29th, 2014

 

List of Amendments

Federal constitutional law No. 8, June 4th, 2014
Federal constitutional law No. 14, July 21st, 2014
Federal constitutional law No. 16, November 4th, 2014

 

Chapter 1

Article 1. Subject of this Federal Constitutional Law

This Federal Constitutional Law establishes, in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation and Federal Constitutional Law “On the Judicial System of the Russian Federation” No. 1-FKZ of December 31st, 1996 (hereinafter referred to as Federal Constitutional Law “On the Judicial System of the Russian Federation”), the powers, manner of establishment and activities of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 2. Powers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is the supreme judicial body in civil, criminal and administrative cases, in cases regarding the resolution of economic disputes and other cases falling under the jurisdiction of courts, established in the Russian Federation in accordance with Federal Constitutional Law “On the Judicial System of the Russian Federation” and federal laws.

2. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation performs judicial supervision in procedural forms, stipulated in federal law, over the activities of courts, established in accordance with Federal Constitutional Law “On the Judicial System of the Russian Federation” and federal laws, by considering civil, criminal and administrative cases, cases regarding the resolution of economic disputes and other cases falling under the jurisdiction of the aforementioned courts as a court of supervisory instance, and also as a court of appellate and cassational instance within the framework of its competence.

3. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation considers cases, falling under its jurisdiction, as a court of first instance and due to new or newly discovered facts.

4. As a court of first instance, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation considers the following administrative cases:

1) on challenge of normative legal acts of the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, federal executive bodies, the Prosecutor General's office, the Investigative Committee, the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, of state non-budgetary funds, including the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, the Social Security Fund of the Russian Federation, the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund, and of state corporations;

2) on challenge of non-normative legal acts of the President of the Russian Federation, the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation;

2.1) on challenge of non-normative legal acts of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and of other federal executive bodies, in which military service is stipulated by federal law, regarding the rights, freedoms and legally protected interests of the military personnel and of citizens undergoing military training;

2.2) on challenge of non-normative legal acts of the State Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation and of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, regarding the rights, freedoms and legally protected interests of the military personnel of the bodies of the military prosecutor’s office and of the military investigative agencies of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation;[1]

3) on challenge of decisions of the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation and of decisions of qualification boards of judges of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation regarding the suspension or termination of judicial powers or the suspension or termination of a judge’s retirement, as well as on challenge of other decisions of qualification boards of judges, falling under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in accordance with federal law;

4) on challenge of decisions and actions (failures to act) of the High Examination Commission during the qualification examination for the position of a judge, based on procedural violations; on challenge of the commission’s decisions to deny access to the examination; on challenge of actions (failures to act) of the aforementioned commission, as a result of which a candidate judge was denied access to the examination;

5) on suspension of activities of political parties, all-Russia and international non-governmental organizations; on the liquidation of political parties, all-Russia and international non-governmental organizations; on the liquidation of centralised religious organisations, having local religious organisations in two or more constituent entities of the Russian Federation;

6) on termination of activities of mass media, the production of which is intended for distribution in two or more constituent entities of the Russian Federation;

7) on challenge of decisions (evasion from making decisions) of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation (independent from the level of elections or of a referendum), except for decisions upholding the decisions of inferior election commissions or referendum commissions;

8) on the deregistration of a candidate for the post of the President of the Russian Federation, on the deregistration of a federal list of candidates, on the deregistration of a candidate included into a registered federal list of candidates, on the withdrawal of a regional group of candidates from a federal list of candidates during the elections of deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;

9) on termination of activities of a Russian Federation referendum initiative group, an initiative campaign group;

10) on the disestablishment of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation;

11) on the resolution of disputes between federal public authorities and public authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, between public authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, referred for resolution by the President of the Russian Federation in accordance with Article 85 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation;

12) on compensation claims for the violation of right to a fair trial within a reasonable time, or of right to enforcement of a judicial act within a reasonable time in cases, falling under the jurisdiction of federal courts of general jurisdiction, except for district courts and garrison military courts.

5. As a court of first instance, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation considers cases on the resolution of economic disputes between federal public authorities and public authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, between supreme public authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

6. Within the framework of its competence, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation exercises its right of legislative initiative, guaranteed to it by Part 1 of Article 104 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, and elaborates suggestions on the improvement of legislation of the Russian Federation.

7. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation:

1) in order to guarantee the uniform application of legislation of the Russian Federation, gives the courts clarifications on issues of judicial practice, based on its study and generalization;

2) addresses the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation with requests regarding the constitutionality of laws and other normative legal acts and treaties, in accordance with Part 2 of Article 125 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, or with a request regarding the constitutionality of a law that is to be applied during the consideration of a case in any instance, in accordance with Part 4 of Article 125 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation;

3) concludes, whether there are elements of a crime in the actions of the President of the Russian Federation, if the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation accuses the President of the Russian Federation of high treason or another grave crime;

4) concludes – in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation – whether there are elements of a crime in the actions of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation and (or) the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, necessary for the adoption of a decision to initiate a criminal case against the aforementioned persons or a decision to name them as defendants in a criminal case, if the criminal case was initiated against other persons or on the basis of committing an act, containing elements of a crime;

5) decides issues of international treaties of the Russian Federation within the framework of its competence;

6) publishes the judicial acts of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and decides issues of access to information about the activities of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in accordance with federal laws;

7) exercises other powers in accordance with this Federal Constitutional Law, other federal constitutional laws and federal laws.

8. The powers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, stipulated in this Article, may only be altered by amending this Federal Constitutional Law.

 

Chapter 2.
Composition and Activities of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

Article 3. Composition of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation consists of 170 judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

2. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is composed of the following bodies:

1) the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

2) the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

3) the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation - as a judicial chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

4) the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Administrative Cases;

5) the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Civil Cases;

6) the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Criminal Cases;

7) the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Economic Disputes;

8) the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Cases of the Military;

9) the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation - as a judicial chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

3. The composition of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation may be altered by amending this Federal Constitutional Law.

 

Article 4. Formation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. Judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are appointed by the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on proposal of the President of the Russian Federation.

2. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is composed of the following judges:

1) the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

2) the First Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

3) Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Administrative Cases;

4) Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Civil Cases;

5) Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Criminal Cases;

6) Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Economic Disputes;

7) Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Cases of the Military;

8) Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

9) Chairman of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and deputy Chairman of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

10) judges of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Administrative Cases;

11) judges of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Civil Cases;

12) judges of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Criminal Cases;

13) judges of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Economic Disputes;

14) judges of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Cases of the Military.

 

Article 5. The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is composed of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the First Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chief Justices – Chairmen of Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, mentioned in Part 2 of Article 3 of this Federal Constitutional Law (hereinafter referred to as Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation) and judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

2. The President of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, their deputies, judges of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, judges of other courts and other persons may participate in sessions of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation by invitation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

3. The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation:

1) considers the materials regarding the analysis and generalisation of judicial practice and gives clarifications on issues of judicial practice to the courts in order to guarantee the uniform application of legislation of the Russian Federation;

2) decides issues of using the right of legislative initiative belonging to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, in accordance with Article 104 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, within the framework of its competence;

3) addresses the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation with requests in accordance with Part 2 of Article 125 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation;

4) on proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, elects one of the judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation as the Secretary of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation for a three-year term. A judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation may be elected Secretary of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation more than once;

5) adopts the composition of the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Administrative Cases, the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Civil Cases, the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Criminal Cases, the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Economic Disputes, the Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on Cases of the Military (hereinafter referred to as the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation) and the transfers of judges from one judicial chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to another;

6) on proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, elects the judges of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation from among the judges of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

7) on proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, elects the judges of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation from among the judges of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

8) in case of address of the President of the Russian Federation, adopts the composition of a judicial chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation that concludes – in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation – whether there are elements of a crime in the actions of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation and (or) the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, necessary for the adoption of a decision to initiate a criminal case against the aforementioned persons or a decision to name them as defendants in a criminal case, if the criminal case was initiated against other persons or on the basis of committing an act, containing elements of a crime;

9) on proposal of the president of the corresponding court, adopts the list of members of the presidium of a supreme court of a republic, of a territorial court, a regional court, a court of a federal city, an autonomous region, an autonomous circuit, of a military court, of a commercial court of a circuit, an appellate commercial court, a commercial court of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, of the Intellectual Property Rights Court of the Russian Federation;

10) hears reports regarding the work of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, reports of Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairmen of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, of Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Chairman of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation regarding the activities of the corresponding Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

11) on proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, adopts the list of members of the Scientific-Consultative Council under the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and its regulations;

12) once a year, on proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, presents to the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation the composition(s) of a judicial chamber (of judicial chambers) of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation that will decide the issues of holding a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, a judge of a supreme court of a republic, of a territorial court, a regional court, a court of a federal city, an autonomous region, an autonomous circuit, of a military court, of a commercial court of a circuit, an appellate commercial court, a commercial court of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, of the Intellectual Property Rights Court of the Russian Federation administratively liable and will decide other issues, stipulated in the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation” No. 3132-I of June 26th, 1992 (hereinafter referred to as the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”);

13) adopts the Rules of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

14) exercises other powers in accordance with other federal constitutional laws and federal laws.

4. The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is quorate if at least two thirds of acting judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are present.

5. Rulings of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are adopted by a majority vote of its present members and signed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Secretary of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

6. The rules of procedure of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are stipulated in the Rules of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 6. The Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is composed of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

2. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are members of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation ex officio.

3. Judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are appointed members of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation by the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on proposal of the President of the Russian Federation, based on presentation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, if there is a positive conclusion of the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation. The number of such members is stipulated in the Rules of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

4. The Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation holds its sessions as deemed necessary, but at least once a month. A session is regarded legitimate if it is attended by the majority of members of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

5. Rulings of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are adopted by a majority vote of its present members and signed by the person presiding over the session of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 7. Powers of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation:

1) in accordance with procedural legislation of the Russian Federation and in order to guarantee the rule of law and the uniformity of judicial practice, checks effective judicial acts in supervisory review or in renewal of proceedings due to new or newly discovered facts;

2) addresses the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation with a request regarding the constitutionality of a law that is to be applied during the consideration of a certain case in accordance with Part 4 of Article 125 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation;

3) coordinates the activities of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the panels of judges of these chambers and the staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

4) adopts the manner of verifying the accurateness and completeness of information regarding the income, expense, property and property obligations of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, of judges of courts of general jurisdiction, commercial courts and of justices of the peace, their spouses and minor children, in accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”;

5) adopts the staff regulations of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, its staff structure and schedule;

6) vests one of the Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation with the powers of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in case of absence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

7) considers certain issues of judicial practice;

8) exercises other powers in accordance with federal constitutional laws and federal laws.

2. The manner of consideration of effective judicial acts in supervisory review during the session of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is stipulated in the procedural legislation of the Russian Federation.

3. The manner of consideration of issues, not regarding the consideration of judicial cases, during the session of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is stipulated in the Rules of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 8. The Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is composed of the Chairman of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, deputy Chairman of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and ten members of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, elected by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation for a five-year term in the manner, stipulated in the Rules of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

2. The Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation:

1) considers cases, falling under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, which were previously considered in first instance by the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, as a court of second (appellate) instance, in accordance with the procedural legislation of the Russian Federation;

2) considers cases due to new or newly discovered facts within the framework of its competence;

3) addresses the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation with a request regarding the constitutionality of a law that is to be applied in a certain case in accordance with Part 4 of Article 125 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation;

4) exercises other powers in accordance with federal laws.

3. The activities of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are organized by its Chairman, who presides at court sessions, informs the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation about the activities of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and exercises other powers in accordance with federal laws.

 

Article 9. Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are composed of Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairmen of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and of judges of these chambers.

2. In case of necessity, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation may direct judges of one of the judicial chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to consider cases as members of another judicial chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

3. Panels of judges are formed within the judicial chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation out of judges composing the corresponding judicial chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

4. Panels of judges of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are formed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation for a three-year term.

5. Panels of judges of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are chaired by heads of panels of judges, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. One and the same judge may be appointed head of a panel of judges more than once.

 

Article 10. Competence of Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

The Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation:

1) consider cases, falling under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, as a court of first instance and due to new or newly discovered facts;

2) consider cases as an appellate court or cassational court within the framework of their competence and in accordance with procedural legislation of the Russian Federation;

3) address the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation with a request regarding the constitutionality of a law that is to be applied in a certain case in accordance with Part 4 of Article 125 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation;

4) generalize judicial practice;

5) exercise other powers in accordance with federal laws.

 

Article 11. Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation considers cases:

1) on challenge of decisions of the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation or of qualification boards of judges of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation regarding the removal of a judge for committing a disciplinary offence. If a president of a federal court proposes to remove a judge for committing a disciplinary offence, and the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation or a qualification board of judges of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation does not uphold the proposal, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation may address the chamber with a request to consider the issue of removal of the aforementioned judge for committing the said offence;

2) on challenge of decisions of the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation regarding the disciplinary punishments of judges;

3) on challenge of decisions of the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation regarding the results of evaluation of judges.

2. The Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is composed of the Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and six members of the chamber, elected by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation for a three-year term. Elections are conducted on a competition basis through secret vote with the use of ballots.

3. The activities of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are organized by the Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, who presides at court sessions, informs the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation about the activities of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and exercises other powers in accordance with federal laws.

4. The activities of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are organized in accordance with the Regulations of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, adopted by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 12. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is appointed by the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on proposal of the President of the Russian Federation for a six-year term, if there is a positive conclusion of the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation.

2. One and the same person may be appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation more than once. The age limit for judges, stipulated in federal constitutional laws and federal laws, does not apply to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

3. Along with exercising the powers of a judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the procedural powers of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, stipulated in federal constitutional laws and federal laws, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation exercises the following functions:

1) resolves issues, falling within the framework of his competence, regarding the organization of activities of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, of the system of courts of general jurisdiction and the system of commercial courts;

2) organizes the study and generalization of judicial practice and the analysis of judicial statistics;

3) convenes the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and presides at its sessions;

4) proposes candidates for the post of the Secretary of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the composition of the Scientific-Consultative Council under the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

5) plans the work of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and forms the agenda of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

6) convenes the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and presides at its sessions;

7) distributes duties among Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

8) presents candidates for the positions of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to the President of the Russian Federation, so that the latter may propose them to the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for their appointment in the stipulated manner. This includes candidates for the positions of the First Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairmen of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, deputy Chairman of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

9) presents judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to the President of the Russian Federation as candidates for appointment to the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in the stipulated manner;

10) forms panels of judges of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and appoints the heads of the panels of judges;

11) presents candidates for appointment, in the stipulated manner, as federal judges to the President of the Russian Federation. This includes candidates for the positions of presidents and deputy presidents of supreme courts of republics, of territorial, regional courts, courts of federal cities, of a court of an autonomous region, courts of autonomous circuits, of military courts; for the positions of presidents and deputy presidents of commercial courts of circuits, appellate commercial courts and commercial courts of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, of the Intellectual Property Rights Court of the Russian Federation;

12) submits proposals for approval by the President of the Russian Federation, regarding the number of members at presidiums of supreme courts of republics, territorial courts, regional courts, courts of federal cities, of a court of an autonomous region, courts of autonomous circuits, of military courts and at presidiums of commercial courts of circuits, appellate commercial courts and commercial courts of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, of the Intellectual Property Rights Court of the Russian Federation;

13) presents judges of judicial chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation as candidates for election as judges of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

14) addresses the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation regarding the evaluation of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the suspension of their powers or their removal;

15) addresses the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation regarding the evaluation of presidents and deputy presidents of supreme courts of republics, territorial courts, regional courts, courts of federal cities, of a court of an autonomous region, courts of autonomous circuits, of judges of military courts, of presidents and deputy presidents of commercial courts of circuits, appellate commercial courts, commercial courts of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, of the Intellectual Property Rights Court of the Russian Federation, as well as regarding the suspension of their powers or their removal;

16) makes proposals to the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation regarding the decoration of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, judges of courts of general jurisdiction and commercial courts with state awards of the Russian Federation;

17) makes proposals to the President of the Russian Federation regarding the decoration of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, judges of courts of general jurisdiction and commercial courts with state awards of the Russian Federation, based on decisions of the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation;

18) addresses the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation with a request to consider the issue of removal of a judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, a judge of a court of general jurisdiction or a commercial court for committing a disciplinary offence, if the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation or a qualification board of judges of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation did not uphold the proposal of a president of the corresponding federal court regarding the removal of the aforementioned judge for committing the said offence;

19) organizes the verification of information regarding the conduct of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, of courts of general jurisdiction and commercial courts, that violates the provisions of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”, the Code of Judicial Ethics and diminishes the authority of the judiciary;

20) represents the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in relations with state bodies, international and intergovernmental organizations;

21) interacts with the Government of the Russian Federation in elaborating the project of the federal budget, as related to the funding of courts;

22) appoints and dismisses the Director General of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation with the consent of the Council of Judges of the Russian Federation;

23) appoints and dismisses deputies of the Director General of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on proposal of the Director General of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

24) appoints members of the Board of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, except for members of the Board, who occupy their posts ex officio;

25) addresses, in the stipulated manner, the President of the Russian Federation regarding the conferment of class ranks of state civil service of the Russian Federation upon the Director General of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and regarding the decoration of the Director General of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation with state awards of the Russian Federation;

26) performs the general management of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

27) appoints and dismisses members of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

28) addresses, in the stipulated manner, the President of the Russian Federation regarding the conferment of class ranks of state civil service of the Russian Federation upon members of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, confers class ranks of state civil service of the Russian Federation upon members of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation within the framework of his competence;

29) addresses the President of the Russian Federation regarding the decoration of members of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation with state awards of the Russian Federation;

30) stipulates the internal regulations of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and supervises compliance therewith;

31) issues orders and instructions within the scope of his competence;

32) exercises other powers regarding the organization of work of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 13. Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. First Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairmen of the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are appointed for six-year terms by the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on proposal of the President of the Russian Federation, based on proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, if there is a positive conclusion of the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation.

2. One and the same person may be appointed Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation more than once.

3. Along with exercising the powers of a judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, a Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation performs the duties of a Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, stipulated in the procedural legislation of the Russian Federation.

4. A Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – Chairman of a Judicial Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation manages the activities of the said chamber.

5. On instructions of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation also exercise other powers regarding the organization of activities of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

6. In case of absence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, his rights and obligations are carried out by one of the Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 14. Judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

Judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation:

1) participate, within the framework and in the manner, stipulated in procedural legislation of the Russian Federation, in the consideration of cases, falling under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, by the Judicial Chambers of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. If a judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is elected judge of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation or of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, that judge participates in the consideration of cases, falling under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, by those chambers. Judges also exercise other procedural powers;

2) generalize judicial practice; familiarize themselves, directly in courts of general jurisdiction and commercial courts, with the practice of implementation of legislation of the Russian Federation;

3) make suggestions regarding the issues, discussed at sessions of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation; participate in preparation and discussion of drafts of its rulings and, on instructions of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, present them at sessions of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;

4) exercise other powers, stipulated in the Rules of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Chapter 3. Support of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

Article 15. Funding of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The functioning of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is funded through budgetary allocations of the federal budget in the manner, stipulated in this Federal Constitutional Law, other federal constitutional laws, other federal laws and normative legal acts of the Russian Federation.

2. The funding of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is performed by the staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 16. Material and Technical Support of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The material and technical support of activities of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is funded through budgetary allocations of the federal budget in the amount, necessary to guarantee a full and independent administration of justice.

2. The material and technical support of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is performed by the staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 17. The Staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is formed in order to provide organizational, informational, document, financial, material and technical support to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

2. The number of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is stipulated in the federal law on the federal budget for the next financial year and the planning period. The staff schedule of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is adopted by the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

3. General management of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is performed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

4. The structure of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, its tasks, functions and the manner of activities of its departments are stipulated in the staff regulations of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, adopted by the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 18. Bodies of the Judiciary within the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

The General Assembly of Judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Council of Judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation act within the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Their powers, manner of formation and activities are stipulated in regulations, adopted by the General Assembly of Judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 19. Scientific-Consultative Council under the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Scientific-Consultative Council under the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation acts in order to elaborate scientifically-based recommendations on fundamental issues of judicial practice. The list of the council members is adopted by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

2. The organization and manner of activities of the Scientific-Consultative Council under the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are stipulated in the council regulations, adopted by the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 20. Official Publication of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

The official publication of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is the “Bulletin of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation”.

 

Article 21. Civil Law Status of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has the rights of a legal person, including the right to dispose, in the name of the Russian Federation, of its settled federal property and to act, in the name of the Russian Federation and in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, as a founder of federal state budgetary enterprises and other organizations, subordinate to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

2. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has a seal with an image of the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and its name on it.

 

Article 22. Permanent Seat of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. The permanent seat of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is the city of Saint-Petersburg.

2. In order to ensure a constant connection of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation with other public authorities of the Russian Federation in the city of Moscow and to facilitate the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in the exercise of its powers, a representation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is created in Moscow.

3. Court sessions of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation are held at its permanent seat. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation can hold its sessions in other places if it deems necessary.

4. Expenses, incurred by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation by holding its sessions in places other than its permanent seat, are covered from the budgetary allocations, foreseen in the federal budget for the support of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Chapter 4. Concluding and Transitory Provisions

Article 23. Entry of this Federal Constitutional Law into Force

1. This Federal Constitutional Law enters into force after 180 days that follow the entry into force of the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, except for provisions that enter into force at other times, stipulated in this Article.

2. Provisions of Articles 3 and 4 of this Federal Constitutional Law, describing the composition of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, enter into force on the day of entry into force of the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation” and the federal law adopted in accordance with that law.

3. Part 2 of Article 22 of this Federal Constitutional Law enters into force on the day the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation begins to exercise its powers in the city of Saint-Petersburg. That day is to be designated by the President of the Russian Federation with the consent of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Prior to that date, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation exercises its powers in the city of Moscow.

4. Provisions of Parts 2 - 4 of Article 24 of this Federal Constitutional Law enter into force on February 15th, 2014.

 

Article 24. Material Support of Judges, Prematurely Terminating Their Powers in Connection with the Formation of the Initial Composition of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

1. Powers of judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, appointed before the entry into force of the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, and not appointed as judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation during the formation of the initial composition of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, are to be terminated by the High Qualification Board of Judges of the Russian Federation of the Russian Federation by virtue of Subitem 11 of Item 1 of Article 14 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation” from the day that the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, established in accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, begins to exercise its powers.

2. Upon retirement, judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, whose powers were prematurely terminated during the period from February 15th to September 1st, 2014 (except for cases of removal of judges, stipulated in Subitems 61, 7, 8 and 13 of Item 1 of Article 14 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”), receive compensation, stipulated in the second paragraph of Item 6 of Article 19 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”. They also receive full monthly lifetime allowance and a dismissal wage for every full year of their work as judges, based on their choice of one of the following:

1) based on provisions of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation” and Federal Law of January 10th, 1996, No. 6-FZ “On Additional Social Security Guarantees for Judges and Court Staff of the Russian Federation”;

2) for judges with no less than 20 years of service in the field of law, at least 9 years and 6 months of which they served as judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation or the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, the length of service, used to estimate the amount of the monthly lifetime allowance, will include not only the time served as judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation or of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, but also the time served in other positions, stipulated in Item 5 of Article 4 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”.

3. Upon retirement, judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, whose powers were prematurely terminated during the period from February 15th to September 1st, 2014 (except for cases of removal of judges, stipulated in Subitems 61, 7, 8 and 13 of Item 1 of Article 14 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”), and who are not entitled to a monthly lifetime allowance and a dismissal wage in accordance with Part 2 of this Article, receive compensation, stipulated in the second paragraph of Item 6 of Article 19 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”. If their length of service in the field of law is no less than 20 years, at least 4 years and 6 months of which they served as judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation or the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, they also receive monthly lifetime allowance in the volume of 50 % of its possible full amount and receive a dismissal wage for every full year of their work as judges. In this case, the length of service, used to estimate the amount of the monthly lifetime allowance, will include not only the time served as judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation or of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, but also the time served in other positions, stipulated in Item 5 of Article 4 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”.

4. Upon retirement, judges of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, whose powers were prematurely terminated during the period from February 15th to September 1st, 2014 (except for cases of removal of judges, stipulated in Subitems 61, 7, 8 and 13 of Item 1 of Article 14 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”), and who are not entitled to a monthly lifetime allowance and a dismissal wage in accordance with Parts 2 or 3 of this Article, receive a dismissal wage for every full year of their work as judges, but no less than 3 such dismissal wages. They also receive compensation, stipulated in the second paragraph of Item 6 of Article 19 of the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation”.

5. Provisions of Parts 2, 3 and 4 of this Article apply to the grounds of premature termination of judicial powers, stipulated therein, independent from the participation of judges in the competition during the selection of candidates for vacant positions in the initial composition of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

 

Article 25. Transitory Provisions

1. The initial composition of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, established in accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, is formed in the manner stipulated in the aforementioned Law of the Russian Federation and the federal law adopted in accordance with it.

2. During the period, beginning two months after the entry into force of the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation” and ending with the full entry into force of this Federal Constitutional Law, the powers of funding the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation are exercised by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, acting on the day of entry into force of the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, which continues to exercise its powers until the entry of this Federal Constitutional Law into force, and by the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, within the framework of their competence.

3. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, acting on the day of entry into force of the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, which continues to exercise its powers until the entry of this Federal Constitutional Law into force, and the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation also finance the arrangements, related to the liquidation of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation and the transfer of its functions to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, established in accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, using the budgetary allocations, foreseen in the federal budget for the funding of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation.

4. During three years that follow the entry of this Federal Constitutional Law into force, the amount of budgetary allocations, foreseen in the federal budget for the funding of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, established in accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, cannot be less than the joint amount of budgetary allocations, foreseen in the federal budget for the funding of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, acting on the day of entry into force of the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, which continue to exercise their powers until the entry of this Federal Constitutional Law into force, in years 2014-2016.

5. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, established in accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, is the legal successor of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, acting on the day of entry into force of the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, which continue to exercise their powers until the entry of this Federal Constitutional Law into force. This also applies to obligations arising as a result of execution of judicial decisions.

6. Federal state civil servants – members of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, acting on the day of entry into force of the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, who continue to exercise their powers until the entry of this Federal Constitutional Law into force and are not appointed to positions of federal state civil service as members of staff of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, established in accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation on the amendment of the Constitution of the Russian Federation “On the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation”, and members of staff of the Judicial Department at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, are entitled to guarantees and compensations, stipulated in the legislation of the Russian Federation for the events of disestablishment of positions of federal state civil service or the liquidation of a state body.

 

President of the Russian Federation

V. Putin

 

Moscow, the Kremlin

February 5th, 2014

No. 3-FKZ



[1] Translator’s Note: Item 2.2) will enter into force on January 1st, 2017.

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