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On July 1-2, the Leonid Nikitinsky’s Center for Legal Programs held in Yaroslavl a roundtable Practical Organizational Issues for Monitoring Efficiency of Judicial System Activities. The event involved Presidium members of the Council of Judges of the Russian Federation, officials from the Constitutional Court, chairs and judges of a number of first-instance and regional courts, regional ombudsmen, experts, and NGO representatives.
Ivan Pavlov, IIFD Board Chair, presented at the roundtable results of monitoring of general jurisdiction courts’ official websites our organization held in March-June 2011.
Regular monitoring of judicial activities by civil society can promote judicial fairness and objectivity, real independence of judges, timely and full execution of court decisions, and openness of information on court activities.
The roundtable participants adopted Principles for organization of judicial system efficiency monitoring. The Agreement outlining these Principles was signed on behalf of the Leonid Nikitinsky’s Center for Legal Programs, the Moscow Helsinki Group, the Ryazan branch of the “For Human Rights” movement, the Institute for Information Freedom Development, and a number of other NGOs.
- Full text of the Agreement (in Russian)