Bills on broadcasting of court hearings online enter State Duma
MOSCOW, July 6 (RAPSI) – Russian government has filed bills on the online broadcasting of court hearings and procedure of placing the judicial acts on the Internet with the State Duma, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.
The bills introduce changes to the Code of Administrative Offences and procedural codes. In particular, authors of the bill propose to make changes aimed at establishing a singular procedure for placing all judicial acts on the Internet.
The government also proposes to establish the principles of court hearings’ broadcasting. The type of the broadcast is to be decided by a court, taking into account compliance with the interests of justice, and security of hearings’ participants. It should also prevent the disclosure of classified information, constituting state or other secrets protected by Russian legislation.
According to the bills, closed hearings are not broadcasted on the Internet. Same restrictions are proposed to be extended on the hearings that are related to cases, information on which can’t be put on the official websites of the courts.
Organizational matters of a broadcast in the Internet are to be established by the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court’s Judicial Department.