Russia’s Justice Ministry proposes improved guarantees of jurors’ material security
MOSCOW, February 26 (RAPSI) – The Russian Ministry of Justice has developed and posted for public discussion a bill aimed at increasing the guarantees of material security for jurors.
It is proposed to amend Article 11 of the Federal Law “On Jurors of Federal Courts of General Jurisdiction in the Russian Federation”, the press service of the ministry told RAPSI.
The body reminds that, according to the law, for the time jurors fulfill the duties of administering justice, the respective court is to pay them compensations from the federal budget. At the same time, currently neither the payment procedures, nor the terms thereof, are established by law, the Ministry of Justice indicates.
The draft law is developed to amend Article 11 of the Federal Law of August 20, 2004 No. 113-FZ “On Jurors of Federal Courts of General Jurisdiction in the Russian Federation,” according to which the procedure for paying compensation to jurors is established by the government of the Russian Federation.
The implementation of the provisions stipulated by the draft law will increase the guarantees of material support for jurors, when they are administering justice in criminal cases, and streamline the procedure for paying them compensatory remuneration,” the Ministry of Justice specifies.