20 December 2018, 14:37


LPR courts to start examining civil cases

LUGANSK, December 20 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic Supreme Court has ordered the courts of general jurisdiction across the Republic to start accepting and trying civil cases.

“Supreme Court chairwoman Svetlana Trifonova ordered general jurisdiction court to begin proceedings on civil cases,” the Supreme Court reported on its website.

“Under Article 22, Part 4 of the LPR Law No 35 - II (amended) dated May 29, 2015, the courts of general jurisdiction are hereby ordered to begin accepting and trying civil cases from the day following the effective date of the order,” the document said.

Trifonova's order became effective on the date on signing on December 20.

Earlier, LPR leader Leonid Pasechnik ordered the Supreme Court to begin operation starting October 25, 2018.

According to the LPR legislation, the Supreme Court is the top judicial body which reviews civil cases, economic disputes and criminal, administrative and other cases within its jurisdiction.  In April 2018, the Republic amended the Law on the Supreme Court to remove the possibility of influencing its operation.

LuganskMediaCentre — 20 December — Lugansk