MOSCOW, February 13 (RAPSI, Kirill Ryabchikov) – The proper course of justice depends on the quality of underlying it investigative operations, Vladimir Davydov, a Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of Russia said addressing a meeting of court chairpersons on Wednesday. Therefore, he continued, one must not turn a blind eye to unsatisfactory performance of these bodies.

According to Davydov, courts more often than not tend to overestimate the quality of investigation, whereas the documents regional courts submit to the Supreme Court, while evaluating the performance of investigation as satisfactory constantly demonstrate breaches of legislation committed by investigators. Besides, he said, there were observed systemic violations, whereas the courts often pass special rulings against investigative bodies. Davydov called the participants to pay more attention to the problems he raised in his speech.

The meeting of the chairpersons of regional courts, district military and commercial courts, commercial courts of appeals and regional courts of appeals as a videoconference has been organized by the Supreme Court of Russia to summarize the results of work of general jurisdiction and commercial courts in 2018 and to set priority tasks the judiciary will face in 2019.