16 September 2019, 14:11
LPR, DPR Supreme Courts sign legal information exchange agreement
LUGANSK, September 16 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The chairpersons of the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic Supreme Courts have signed an agreement on cooperation and legal information exchange.
The agreement was signed by LPR Supreme Court chairwoman Svetlana Trifonova and her DPR counterpart Andrey Kim in a ceremony in Lugansk attended by Supreme Courts administration officials and judges.
Trifonova said that the document provided for establishing relations between the Donbass Republics’ judicial systems and cooperation under the principles of legitimacy, reciprocity and confidentiality in compliance with the legislation and international obligations.
“Under the agreement, we plan permanent exchange of experience in improving the judicial system and strengthening its role and independence,” she said. “We will exchange information about the key legislative acts that have to do with the organisation and functioning of the judicial system.”
The recognition of judicial documents between the LPR and the DPR is “the real mechanism for protecting citizens’ rights and interests and hence the most important aspect of the agreement, the LPR Supreme Court chairwoman said.
“We expect fruitful work, experience sharing and development of our judicial systems. I hope that we’ll achieve a good result by working together,” Kim said.
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 introduced amendments to the Law on the Supreme Court to remove the possibility of influencing its operation.
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